Friday, June 20, 2008

It's a Miracle! Thank you Thomas!



Some of you might remember my disturbingly candid blog about tandem nursing. My plan was to nurse Avery until Quincy was 1 and I weaned them both. Well, a few weeks ago, I just came to a point where I COULD NOT take it anymore!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!! If I looked down during a "session" I started to have thoughts of "Boy! You are too big! Your cheeks don't have that baby pudge and you speak complete sentences!" We would even argue over who's boobies they were. They're MY boobies! No, they're MY boobies!
So we took Avery to see Thomas the Train when he visited Utah. Of course after that Avery wanted every Thomas train that exists. So I stocked up on trains and made him some deals. In the morning, I would say, "You can have this AMAZING new train, or you can have booby today, but not both." And with a shiny new train smiling right at him, his 2 year old paws couldn't resist. Inevitably, each day he would regret his decision. He'd scream, cry, or whimper in my arms. "I want Booby! I HATE Thomas the Train!" I would reassure him that he could choose booby the next day instead of a train. But the groundhog of a morning would come and he'd choose the next train.
The saddest moment came when Avery wasn't feeling so well and was adamant about wanting to nurse. He threw a fit to end all fits. So much so that he fell asleep in my arms crying, "I'm NOT a big boy! Avery's still a baby!"
I'm not sure how the train thing faded, but it did. And although its been a few weeks and he continues to ask daily, I have not caved. That is saying a lot for me. So the requests are getting farther apart and not so urgent. And I'm pretty sure he's going to make it! And now I know that I will too! I'M FREE!!!
Now for Quincy!

6 comments:

JZ said...

Hooray for Summer! That's such good news - stay strong! This is Jen, by the way. I miss you - we need to get together!

Karla said...

Summer- Long time no see! Glad to see you are doing so well... the babies are beautiful. Congrats on the weening. :) Let me know when you guys are coming to Hawaii again.. I'm STILL here. :)

Brittany Osborn said...

It's hard to do that. You feel like you are being so mean. But it will bo so worth it and he won't have any permanent damage. :)

Devan, Christofer, & Radley said...

Summer! Hello, how are you? I'm so glad that I checked my old email address so that I could find your blog! Can I just tell you that you are hillarious! I was laughing my head off reading your blog, I just love the way you talk and express yourself. I'm going to have to go back through your archives just for some good laughs! It's so fun being able to keep in touch through blogs, I'm so happy I found yours...mine is nowhere near as fun and cute as yours, I'm not a very good blogger, but ours is devanandchristofer.blogspot.com. Your kids are so cute and congrats on weaning Avery...that is my number one fear, weaning Radley, but I think I'm going to in the next couple months, yipes...it's the only way he'll go to sleep! Anyways, take care and tell Mike hello!

Christina Bond said...

Yippee! I'm so proud. You're a good woman for hanging in there for so long.

David said...

Summer-- I left a message on the phone number I have for you...but I don't know if it is still your number. If you get this call me--I'm in Logan!

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Logan, UT
So I used to think... I used to think it was my world. Maybe Michael thought it was his. But we have been re-educated. By a 4 year old and a 2 year old. It's their world. We live in it.

A peek into our window

Birth of Child #1

Birth of Child #1
He looked like a blue alien. Luckily it didn't stick. And thank goodness we didn't go with Michael's idea to name him based on what he looked like.

Birth of Child #2

Birth of Child #2
Much less eventful, thank goodness! She was born with red hair and 2 teeth... and skin colored skin!

Quincalicious!

  • Quincy says "Where's Avy? I dunno." She talks sooo much and she's so small (5th percentile) that is seems like she shouldn't be talking at all.
  • She roams wildly during church and has become quite the scavenger approaching anyone with food. Its embarrasingly adorable!
  • Quincy's vocab has exploded to include the words, "please, thank you, outside, sucker, candy, Avery, Grandpa, slide, ride, hold you, ni-night, water, bird, doggie, airplane, etc.....! She seems so little!
  • One of the most "wow" things she has done is climb one of those HUGE blow-up slides and slide down REPEATEDLY, ALL BY HERSELF!!!
  • Quincy (with great effort) threw the upper couch cushions on the floor and then proceeded to dive off couch, climb back up, repeat.
  • She says"I want: cookie, go, this, that, drink, wa-wa, play." She also says no, baby, hello, bye-bye, and peek-a-boo. And of course she says "Mom and Da."
  • Quincy talks a lot now. But first thing in the day and then 100 more times: "I want coo-kie." Very telling about her love affair with food.

AVERYISMS

  • A day after being educated, Avery pulled down his pants and touched his boyhood saying, "Hey Grandma, these are my private parts." HA-larious!
  • (After using the bathroom) "I made a waterfall. Then I made it stop."
  • "Hey Dad. This is my [invisible] friend Caillou. Will you be a monster and scare us?"
  • "Grandpa, what's in your belly?" says Avery. Mom says, "What do you think is in there?" "A baby?" guesses Avery. "Nope. Just lots of cherries," says Grandpa Schaefer. HAH!
  • Quincy was crying in the middle of the night and Avery said, "Take a deep breath, Quincy." It was sweet.
  • Quincy was screaming like a pterodactyl for Avery's food, so he snapped "Chill Out Quincy!"
  • In Avery's first attempt at being a smart-a, he was playing with his friend Jaden Knight and we were asking the boys their full names. Avery responded that his name was Avery James Day. Might have had to be there.
  • Avery still tries to stick his hand down my shirt. When I won't let him, he occasionally asks if he can stick his foot down my shirt instead.
  • I told Avery that Heavenly Father lived in heaven. He thought I said he lived 'with Kevin', so in alarm he asked, "With Kevin and Melissa?!!!"
  • Avery was out cold and we had to go. It was odd how I couldn't wake him, so I threw him over my shoulder and started heading out. All of the sudden with startling gusto, he yelled "I see Jesus." I thought he was a visionary, but turns out he woke up just as I walked past a picture of Christ.