I would like to continue the entry on weaning off uZAir, but at the moment i’m so very tired, i’ll try to write on it but i might stop this entry hanging..
The number one key on weaning off uZAir is “to do it myself”. Some would say, let the father handle him while i hide somewhere else. This method does not work with uZAir, whenever i pass him to syauQi and make myself invisible it will make situation worst, he would think that i no longer want him, he will look very miserable wondering what he did wrong that i refused to have him with me. Thus, i have to be around him and at the same time make it known to him that he can no longer breastfeed. So every now and then i’ll give him a hug and vice versa…yes i’ll ask for a hug from him too. From there he will know that he is still loved. This makes him feel much more secured. During the day, while playing with the elder 2, he will come to me every now and then to get a hug from me.
Our major problem now is putting him to sleep at night. He wants to pacify. Thus the only way to avoid this is by going out so he will fall asleep during the drive. And oh, don’t find it weird if u were to bump into us on the road seeing me driving while syauQi sits at the back with the kids. Coz if i were to sit at the back, all kids will refuse to sit in their carseat, especially uZAir and athirAh. They want to cuddle up with me. Again, this will be a problem coz uZAir will want to pacify on me while cuddling. Thus, the best solution; mOmmy drives, pApa sit at the back. However, it is really2 tiring for me. Kat rumah tesenget, and usually i get to relax a lil bit in the car while syauQi drives but now i have to be full alert since i’m driving
It is really tiring for me coz we also have to go out in the afternoon, to distract uZAir from breastfeeding. So after Zuhur, out we go. And there’s no way i can lie down during the day coz uZAir will come to me wanting to breastfeed. So i hafta avoid everything that would trigger him from asking for it. So far so good. Been keeping him busy to distract him, hence the result of a zombie mOmmy.
Oh ya, he’s doing really good in school. I sent them to school at 9:30am and stayed with them for awhile before sneaking out. On the first day, i sneaked out at 11am. 2nd day at 1030am and today sneaked out at 10am. Why send him to school so early? Errr that would need another entry i think. But basically coz we are very happy with the elder 2’s progress and development, thus we wish to give uZAir an early start too =)
I did tweet earlier today, saying that i’m being very ambitious this week; weaning off uZAir, sending him to skool (getting him adjusted to school) AND weaning off bottles for the elder two. It is their 3rd day without bottle, drinking from cup! Come on kids, make mOmmy and pApa proud! Ya Allah ya tuhanku, berikanlah hambaMu ini kesabaran in doing all these with the kids, and please ease our journey. Err pasni potty training lak (?), insyaAllah . I think syauQi pun cam uncertain wat the hack am i trying to do, but while he was away, i managed to start the weaning of the bottle for the elder 2, by the time he got back from work, the kids already succeed 2 days without bottles. Go kids!! And the maid almost spoil it..she will give in when kids merengek, thus i decided to take total control of it. No more kakak giving susu. If they demand for bottle, again i’ll distract them “wow, big boy nak which cup…come let us choose, blue? green? orange?”, “come, help mOmmy pour the milk in the cup” etc. Oh i forgot to mention, the first thing i did to wean off bottle for the elder two was to get them to throw their bottle. “big boy and big gal no longer need bottle, we drink using the cup like mOmmy and pApa..come throw the bottles” Both of them, took all their bottles and throw it. If they asked for bottle i would remind them “you threw it right, coz hArith big boy / athirAh big gal” (i got them to throw it into the dustbin but later i actually pick it up and hide it from them, just in case i failed…hahaha)
I’m off to bed. and one more thing, alhamdulillah im not having any problem bengkak susu 😉