Day 389-390: Weaning, complete!

I️ really need to go back to my daily posts because this one is way too long. First off, I’ve got a bone to pick with all the mamas that have gone through weaning before me. WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME HOW BAD THE POOP WOULD START TO SMELL?! To all my friends who have yet to experience this, I️’m going to be a good friend and warn you. I mean I’ve heard their poop smells worse when you stop breastfeeding, but I am not sure why it is just briefly mentioned so nonchalantly. I feel like the order is backward. Babies need to be potty trained and THEN weaned so us moms can make it out alive.

Okay I won’t make this post 100% about poop, but I felt a responsibility to you all. Start practicing breathing through your mouth now. Or holding your breath all together. Is 13 months too early to start potty training? That’s a rhetorical question. Because we are about to. I’ll report back. ✌🏼

On to the rest of our day: I️ got cheated out of a nap, but I did get to sleep in so I️ guess I’ll accept the trade off and be happy with it! K slept about 90 minutes later than normal this morning which meant her morning nap became nonexistent. Her naps are about the only time I️ can get work done during the day anymore, so losing one of them is not ideal.

Also, we are officially weaned AND I AM DONE PUMPING! While I was a little sad to end the breastfeeding I was ELATED to stop pumping. I absolutely hated it. Props to those mamas that pump exclusively. I couldn’t do it!!!

On to K…where to even start?! I feel like every day she does something new. This age is so much fun. I️ feel like a few things happened overnight – or maybe over the weekend and I️ just notice a ton of change after 3 days of being away from her? She’s starting to speak much clearer (more clearly? 🤷🏼‍♀️) and you can understand all of her words extremely well now! K has also discovered running. My mom informed me they played lots of “chase” this weekend so I️m guessing that’s where she figured it out. It might also explain why she randomly starts running and laughing at nothing. 😂

As she was eating breakfast today, Jack kept trying to take her food (never fails) so I️ kept saying “no, Jack!” After a few times of that, K spent the rest of the morning saying “no Jack” every time she saw him. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Pretty sure she thinks that’s his name now. Sorry, Jack. (Stop being a thief and I won’t have to tell you no).

Kensie started whistling last week. Today, I did it and she copied me. Home girl has a better whistle than I do! She also copied Aunt Shell on FaceTime! We were talking and she started playing with a toy that sings and dancing. We started going “dance, dance, dance” and Kensie started saying “dance, dance, dance” and shaking her legs. She’s a natural.

We ran some errands this morning and met up with Casey, Riley and Harper at Target! Ohhhh how our Target trips have changed. We turned Casey’s cart into the party cart and let the 3 of them have at it.

Then, I found the best thing of all. Christmas headbands. The 12 days of K-mas is coming, y’all. Get excited. 😜

Kensie has been doing AMAZING at swim test out this week. Heidi has been so patient with us and added extra lessons to make sure we got it right once K was done teething. OF COURSE the one fall in I didn’t video today was the one she went around the whole pool in the currents and told Heidi she was “all done” mid float. 😂

Tonight, it’s back to sleep training. Since teething threw off her good sleep patterns, we have to start over. Kensie had plenty of food & milk today, especially this evening, so I’m certain she’s not hungry. We just have to break the habit again. Oye. She’s woken up 3 times in the last hour so far so I’d say we’re off to a great start…

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