Then last Wednesday I nursed him for the last time. It wasn't planned, but the following night Alex rocked him when he woke up due to teething pain. Ever since then I haven't needed to nurse him at night. We just pop his soother back in and he stays asleep. I guess he was ready just as much as I was.
I've heard and read a few experiences where moms found the weaning process really hard. I was scared of the day Calvin would no longer need to breastfeed, but I was really surprised at how much we were both ready to be done. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved breastfeeding, just the last couple months have been hit and miss with his biting.
It was such a beautiful experience to watch him grow and thrive on something that came directly from me. And I am so grateful I was able to breastfeed until my goal of 12 months. But it was time.