Miss B, T's lead teacher at school, told me today that T is really doing well at school. She said he is now drinking from an open cup! Drinking from an open cup, not throwing it down, and not spilling it all over himself! What an accomplishment for a little 14 monther! Not that we tried this at home tonight. He made it through the whole school day with out his clothes needing to be changed so I decided not to tempt fate.
I'm also not so sure he is ready to apply the same skills at home. He dropped his sippy repeatedly tonight and threw his apple juice to emphasize that he did not want apple juice. Milk or nothing for the little guy. He did say, "uh oh" when he dropped the sippy off his highchair. Then he grinned at me.
The other day B told me that T has a crush on one of the other teachers in the class - Miss D. She is pretty and has a sparkling personality (as does Miss B, who has this great laugh that is kind of a deep chortle). Today she and Miss B asked if I nurse T. I told them (big thing here) that today was the first day I had not nursed him. Well, apparently he has been giving Miss D's chest some pats trying to get a little milky where he could! Oh my!
So, yes, today was the last of the nursing. About three weeks ago we went from nursing first thing in the morning, and at night as part of the bedtime routine, to just the morning feed. Earlier this week I decided that this week would be the end of the breastfeeding altogether. I meant to end it on Friday, but this morning I was thinking, "why wait? Let's see what happens if I don't offer it to him." And low and behold, I didn't offer, distracted him when he started playing with the edge of my shirt, and that was that. No nursing. The end. No more that only I can give the little one. It was very intersting to hear then that he wanted that comfort from Miss D today, so we'll see how it goes tomorrow.
T is sleeping calmly now, but at this time last night he had already woken three times. I took him to the Pediatrician today to see if he had an ear infection and if the tubes in his ears had fallen out. Happily, his tubes are still intact, and no infection. However, we now have no idea why he has been sleeping poorly, sleeping more, and poking at his ears. This morning he woke us at 4:50 am, slept in B's, then mine, then B's arms until 6, fell asleep on the way to school, then slept two hours and 45 minutes for nap! The Ped said that perhaps he is coming down with something and to be sure to bring him back right away if he continues to sleep poorly. She said he could be developing the infection and it could show up at any time. Great. I think I feel something coming on, so for tonight, good night from one less milky mama.