Weaning Bean, 40 Days and 40 Nights

Day 26


Last night we had an easy bedtime around 8:30. I decided to just bring Bean in the bed with me because I was so tired myself. I love my new job but have to get accustomed to working 5 days a week instead of three days. I was really looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday morning.

Kaleb nursed to sleep quickly and I was excited to go sit on the couch for a few minutes and finish binging on Master of None.

Anyhow… this was our night


10:00 p.m.  I joined Bean in my bed.


2:15 a.m. Bean woke up and was searching for Night-night with his eyes closed. I told him “No. Night-night all gone.” He got PISSED! Bean was screaming and kinking and hitting but I continued to tell him the Night-night was all gone. I offered to get him water but he screamed “No!” I continued to tell him that the Night-night was all gone. I rubbed his back and tried to soothe him while he had a melt down. This lasted about 10 minutes and then he was laid across my stomach and fell alseep.


3:35 a.m.  Bean woke up again, searching and asking for Night-night. Again, I told him that it was all gone. He whimpered about 3 minutes and was back asleep.


4:15 am He is up again. Hands trying to reach into my sweatshirt. “No Bean, Night-night is all gone” He mumbled his disappointment a few times and was sleep again, across my chest.


6:40 a.m. Bean is awake, searching and reaching for his beloved Night-night. This is the hour that usually trips me up. I will give in first thing in the morning so that I can have a couple more hours of rest. But I stuck it and said “No Bean.” He just looked at me and said “Night-night all gone?” and I said that it was. He didn’t even fuss. Instead he said “Tato”. I told him to go back to sleep. “Tato!” he insisted. Then he said “Rice.” I could not believe he was asking for food at 6:40 am. I told him it was too early to eat. “Rice! Eat eat!” He yelled. I asked him if he was hungry and he told me he was. I pleaded with him to go back to sleep. “You can’t be hungry this early on a Saturday.” I tried to reason with my toddler. “Bacon.” He said.


6:50 a.m. I am cooking breakfast.

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Happy Saturday!



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