Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My Big Little Man!
I have so much to catch up on, I know. But one thing I want to say is that Gideon has grown up SO much lately! He is such a handsome, smart little man! It breaks my heart, just a little. With Judith I always enjoyed her more as she grew and entered new stages. And it's not like I'm enjoying Gideon less as he grows, because I LOVE this stage and he is so cute and fun, but I do miss the baby-ness about him (am I actually saying this?).
I thought he was going to wean just before, and the first few days of, our trip. He only nursed 3 times in 7 days. But then he picked back up again, and has been nursing every day since then (just before bed though). I don't think he's getting much, if any, milk, but he still seems too young to me to wean, and he seems to agree. Some nights when I am tired and he settles in for a long nursing session (it hurts quite a bit now that I am pregnant, plus I have developed 2 hernias so I'm really protective of my belly and nursing can hurt that too), I wonder if I should have just jumped at the opportunity to wean him. I think about if I do end up tandem nursing, will it be a good or bad thing for me? Will I regret encouraging him to stay nursing? But I'm just taking one day at a time and seeing what happens. He's becoming a big boy, but he's still my baby!
Also, Gideon really bonded with Dave on our trip. It makes me so happy, he loves Daddy now and will go to him for comfort, not just me anymore. Even on the plane on the way home, Gideon ONLY wanted to be held by Daddy, and when Dave got up to go to the washroom, Gideon cried the entire time I had to hold him. It's quite the relief for me, with the new baby coming. It's special for Dave too, since before the trip he felt like Gideon never really wanted anything to do with him.
Anyways, I want to share a great series of photos with you. These are from the first day of our trip, when we spent the day at Dave's parents' house before setting out for the cottage. Gideon had a blast making faces in the mirror.
He has a great sense of humour already, and he knows it.