The Lauziere's

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Emotional times

So for all of you who don't know, I have been trying to wean Taytum off the boob for about 6 months now.  I nursed Cayden until 18 months, and so I thought I would do the same for Taytum...she at 18 months was NOT ready!  So I let her take the lead... hoping that when she was in kindergarten that the teacher wouldn't mind me coming in for lunch....!

It slowed down a lot over the summer.  She stopped needing a naptime snack, but before bed it was still "nuurrsse" ( awh I miss her saying it already) On September 12th she took her last swig of the boob.  The next couple of nights she didn't ask to nurse, and I didn't offer it to her either.  We cuddled and I gave her a sippy of milk (from the moo cow). She seemed fine, 9 days down, and tonight before nun-nights...
She asked "nuurrsse" and Mommy said "No, all gone"  And she said NO, hit me and cried for 10 minutes.  She finally gave in, grabbed her sippy, rolled over and crashed!  How do I feel?  Fine I guess??

Honestly, it was a rough night for me.  I watched this new show Raising Hope, and it was supposed to be funny but it made me hysterically cry??? Why? The grandparents started singing to the baby to get her asleep because the Dad had been up all night with her, and all I could think of was the girls are growing up too fast.  I remember singing to them at night when they wouldn't sleep, I still sing to and with them.  Sleepless nights are all but gone and it really makes me sad.  Cuddly, chubby baby legs/bums/bellies/etc are all but gone.

I was most upset because I catch myself wishing that they were a little bit older a lot, so we could do this, or they wouldn't whine so much, or blah-blah-blah...WHY????????????   I know that there will be days in the near and far future that I will look at them like I did tonight and wish that we were all back to those CRAZY sleepless nights, singing-rocking-nursing-cuddling.  I miss my babies, but love the little girls they are turning into. (My throat is tight as I am typing this, I'm holding back the tears!)

And I am starting birth control pills Sunday, for the 1st time in like 8 years, we had a little "scare" this month, but phew Aunt Flo is here! (maybe the emotional part is because Aunt Flo is visiting, she wears me down,lol??)  

From this entry you would think I want another baby, but I really LOVE the two daughters I have. And we are 100% not ready for another baby financially(us), emotionally(me), and physically( me,I have been prego or nursing since Jan of 06')  Who knows what the future holds, but John and I will love each other and our baby girls forever!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

School Days

Cayden's first day of preschool went a little like this:

  1. She did NOT want pictures taken.  BUT I did get a few, hehehehe!
  2. We pull into the parking lot and she informs John and I that she wants to go by herself, and that she does NOT want us going in with her. UMMMM ok???
  3. We are the 1st people there, and she is so excited she forgets that we follow her inside, YES!
  4. We meet Miss Mary and Miss Deidre, and she is not shy at all!
  5. Off to the cubby room to put her picture on her cubby and see where she hangs her coat and backpack! She is too excited!
  6. Playtime, and she is off playing! John and I watch and feel so proud she isn't clinging to us for dear life!
  7. Circle Time with friends, she sits by Miss Deidre all by herself!  She listens to everyone, and even told the class her name, which I thought she would definitely clam up!
  8. Scavenger Hunt, we helped her with that! Silly Bands for a prize, yay!
  9. Story Time!  She listened to the story, and when the teachers asked questions she answered all of them!  John and I stood and watched her, and we were so proud of her! 
  10. Snack Time.  Bananas, thank goodness because that is the ONLY fruit Cayden will eat!
  11. Everyone went outside after that to play on the playground!
So John and I are super happy with the school we chose for Cayden.  She loves it, and the program is wonderful.  If you are looking for a preschool in the future Gorham Cooperative Preschool is fabulous!

We are looking forward to her going by herself, and watching her grow this year!

AND ballet with Mirs. Betsy starts today! We are so excited to see our dance friends!!!