After a very painful nursing session this morning, I have decided that we are done. Kirk has only been nursing once a day (mornings) for the past month and it's been getting harder and harder to keep him interested. It really only worked if I brought him back to bed with me and we lay there with the lights off. But recently even that has been frustrating, especially since his "nursing" is really just chewing on my nipples for ten minutes. TMI, I know, but I'm surprised I held out this long. When he was born I had planned on going at least a year, if not longer. But with getting pregnant when he was six months old, my supply had dwindled down to almost nothing. I probably would have stopped earlier but he refused bottles and it took him a long time to learn how to drink out of a sippy. Once he got the hang of that, we went from nursing every two hours to about three times a day. From there he quickly grew disinterested and dropped the nap time nursing and then the nighttime nursing. I had been holding on to the morning session, hoping to reach his 11-month birthday (Sunday). Three days short is pretty close though. All together I'm proud of myself for making it this long. Shiphrah was only exclusively nursed until she was five months old and I stopped all together with her about a month later. So eleven months is a record for me. :-) I've always wanted to be one of those mothers that nursed until the child gave it up, but with my body seemingly on a 15-month pregnancy cycle, that seems pretty unlikely.
But hey, my boobs are my own again!!!