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70 Days of Weaning: Day 7


Feeling peaceful.


I notice what I am specifically working on right now is having a stretch during the day of at least 8 hours when my son does not nurse. This usually happens, but sometimes we are a little shy of that. I want to push the boundary here a little more and encourage it to happen all the time.

He is pretty good at not nursing again after he goes to bed (between bedtime and midnight). Occasionally, he does want a second nursing before the official end of the day, and this is the nursing I have been working with him to let go of.

When he does not wake up after going to bed, I experience such freedom and tranquility! I let myself fully experience this last night. There were some rumblings, and I thought he might wake up and want some assistance, but he did not. He put himself back to sleep every time. Whew! I thankfully slept a deep sleep of relief.

After we get through these two goals, I will be able to see where we are and choose what is next. Often he wakes in the early morning, though I know he is capable of sleeping through the night without any help. He has been able to do this since he was 3 months old! There is the wake up nursing in the morning and after nap, though he does not need these all the time. Lastly, there are the before nap and before bedtime nursings. Again, he does not need these all the time either. He is probably more attached to the before bedtime nursing though, so that is something for me to keep in mind.

However this weaning process goes, I am trusting the flow. His happiness and easy attitude today are very validating for me to see. He is doing fine! Thriving really. I love his smile. I love his playfulness, and I love that I get to experience all this with him. He is growing up into an even more delightful child, and yes… I am a beaming mom!


“When hearts are open and awake, we bring warmth and blessings to our community and the world.” – Jack Kornfield

“Healing is being present with what is, exactly as it is.”

– Rain Elizabeth Stickney

“If you find an intelligent companion,
A fellow traveler,
A sage of good conduct,
You should travel together,
Delighted and mindful.”
– The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdal

“The sacred is the reality of you. It’s the reality of everything.” – Adyashanti

“If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment.” – Joseph R. Sizoo

“The symbols of the self arise in the depths of the body.”

– C.G. Jung

“The body tells a story. It is, in fact, a living autobiography.”

– Elaine Mayland

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” – Anna Quindlen

“The point is to learn from whatever is experienced, whether it’s liked or disliked, beautiful or ugly. Everything will teach us if we let it.” – Ajahn Amaro, Finding the Missing Peace

“Meditation is not a technique to master; it is the highest form of prayer, a naked act of love and effortless surrender into the silent abyss beyond all knowing.” – Adyashanti

“This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafiz

“We cannot say that there is no past or no future, only that past, present, and future occur in the timeless Now.” – Dorothy Hunt

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

– Aristotle

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive!” – Howard Thurman

“Eye contact, gentle touch, warmth in our voices, and caring words are balm for your child’s being.” – Patty Wipfler

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