Last night was my second night at weaning Izzy from the middle of the night feedings. I tried to judge what horrors I would be facing based on the first night and from other mom's experiences. I figured that I would have to face up to a week of murderous crying and sleepless nights. To my pleasant surprise it wasn't half as bad as I geared myself up for. Right before bed I made her a blueberry smoothie, read her a bedtime story and nursed her. She went to bed around 8:15 pm with no problems and didn't wake up again for SIX hours. That's right she slept for SIX hours! The longest she's ever slept in one sitting was 5 hours and even those are random.
Even when she woke up she just whined a little bit. The only thing I had to do was hold her and rub her back while I was sitting in the rocking chair for about 25 minutes and she was OUT! No crying, no screaming, no kicking her legs on the floor or any other tantrum because I didn't give her the boob. Even when I said no to her requests she just settled down. I am SHOCKED! She stayed asleep for another 90 minute before waking up again. This time was a little harder to settle her down and ended up laying down with her on my stomach. Again, I stuck to my guns and no feeding.
It wasn't until around 5:30-6am and I finally let her nurse. So that still counts, right? The only downside was that it took me longer to fall back asleep each time I put her down. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop that never happened. I'm hoping for a similar outcome tonight. Make that I'm praying for a similar outcome tonight. Wish me luck!