Monday, February 06, 2012

Some Changes....

Israel "chopping" wood just like he sees Mike do
Keira's awesome fashion choices
Israel's bulldozer he picked out for his special "weaning" toy.

At 2 years and 3 months old Israel is finally weaned. I nursed him for 9 months, then another 9 months through my pregnancy with Nairi, and then tandem nursed him for 10 months. It was time to move on. I knew he was ready as whenever Mike was home he would be too busy following daddy around to ask to nurse. He hasn't nursed for 5 days now so I think its safe to say he is done. He still asks a few times a day ( mostly just during the week when Mike is not around) but we just cuddle instead and he whines for maybe a minute or too and then he accepts it. We took him to the toy store and let him pick out a special big boy toy. He wanted a fire truck with a "big ladder!!!" Of course Toys R Us did not have one. They had a babyish fire truck but not an actual realistic looking fire truck. He settled for a bulldozer instead.

Nairi had her first ear infection- actually she was the first of the three kids to have an ear infection. She has been on Amoxicillin for a few days now and is doing MUCH better. She had an upper respiratory infection along with the ear infection and it was a rough couple of days around here with her. Last week we stopped bouncing Nairi to sleep on the exercise ball. We are attempting to teach her gently how to fall asleep on her own ( No cry it out stuff here) but so far its not going that well. She has done it 3 times. Time and patience will help I hope. In the meantime she continues to wake up at least 3 times a night.

We finally made a school decision for Keira for Kindergarten. We ended up dropping my first choice school and Mike's first choice school and going with a different school and we are at peace with our decision ( I think). Hopefully its a good fit for Keira!!! Its going to be so strange to have her gone everyday next year from 7:15 to 2:30 pm!

1 comment:

KeithKathyHolley said...

OK, so which school is it? Is it a Catholic school? Is there a bus? Kyle nursed for 2 years and 6 months, but the rest weaned at either 2 years or 2 years 3 months. I never had to tandem nurse. Hats off to you for that!

Kathy Holley