We have undergone some big changes in our household since last Thursday.
You'll remember that last Thursday was the day that I left Preston overnight for the very first time. This would be what prompted the first change. In a miraculous chain of events change number one created change number two.
Are you ready? Prepare to be amazed.
First...Preston has quit breastfeeding. Completely. As in cold turkey. He nursed for the very last time on Thursday morning before I left. And not once since then. Not a single time.
It's shocking how great he's done. He's attempted to convince me that he would like to nurse twice. And has calmly accepted my answer of no both times.
I guess he was just ready. Really ready. Not that I'm really that surprised. I was ready. Really ready too.
Even though I was ready, did I mention really ready, I'm still a little bit sad. I went away not expecting that it would actually work out this way. I feel like I should have made that last time special somehow. I should have remembered it a little more. Cuddled a little bit tighter. Something. Anything.
I've neglected to mention it until now becasue I wasn't sure that it was actually going to stick. Not that I expect Preston to cave in, more that I'm not entirely sure about my ability to accept that Preston really is growing up.
The second change is his sleeping habits. And not the ones that have occured involving naptime. I'm not so thrilled about that one. Because Preston isn't nursing anymore that leaves us with no way to get him to sleep for his nap. Enter either a car ride or a movie on the bed. Not the best way to get him to sleep, but we're working on it.
There I go veering from the point.
Preston is now sleeping through the night. I can't even tell you how incredible it feels to type those words. Words I never thought I'd be able to say. My child who woke up three to four times every single night. He is now sleeping all night long. The bliss of that statement. It started with four hours and then six hours another night. Last night it became completely official when he slept from 9:30pm-6:15am this morning. That is eight in a half hours of sleep.
Just in case you were counting. I know I am.