I night weaned Anna two months ago.
Or more accurately, “We” night-weaned Anna.
Alan and Anna did the hard, noisy, and sleepless work together in the upstairs bedroom. I slept peacefully by myself in my big, comfy bed. The first night was very difficult for me and I didn’t sleep much; hearing Anna cry for me was almost more than I could bear. But determined that we could get through this and that I needed this much more than Anna needed nighttime “mee-mees”, I stuck it out.
The results were more incredible than I had ever imagined.
After a month of sleeping through the night and producing less milk, I felt like a new woman. My energy started to come back, more and more each day. My mood was lifted and I felt optimistic and tolerant again.
After a month of sleeping alone and Alan doing the nighttime parenting, he got worn out and ended up getting pretty sick. So they both came back into my bed and are still in it. Anna wakes up once a night and gently asks for “mee-mees” (yes, still–she is persistent!). When I tell her the mee-mees are sleeping, she cuddles beside me and sleeps the rest of the night.