So the time has come for me to finally make this post about night weaning. I delayed making it for a while because I was trying to wait until I decided how I honestly felt about my experience and how I was going to move forward. In short: YES, it did work - but we had a setback one night, I gave up, and I haven't had the motivation to start over again 🤷🏾‍♀️ lol. But I did have a few weeks of Ida not waking up until 4-6 AM to nurse, and it was lovely. I'm planning to try again at 18 months if I feel like it, but after getting that 2-3 week break from night nursing, I am not feeling nearly as annoyed with it as I was before. So as of right now, I'm just going with the flow. That break WAS *amazing* though and very much needed.
Why did I decide to try night weaning to begin with? Because my daughter would wake up to nurse, and then think it was toddler party time. I knew she was waking up strictly for comfort and not from hunger, and after 16 months of night nursing it just started to get annoying. She used to nurse right back to sleep, but for a while she just wasn't doing that anymore and it was wearing on me.
If you've been following my IG stories, then you already know that we used the Dr. Jay Gordon method. Please google this method and read about the specifics yourself but I'll provide an overview here. There is NO crying-it-out with this method. I *do not* believe in letting young babies or children cry, so just wanted to clarify that from the start. I also would not personally do this myself prior to baby being at least 12 months, but you have to decide what's right for your family during nighttime. (Continued in comments)

"I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them." - Michelle Obama

Moms... sisters... friends... cousins... daughters...
THIS is the strength that WE can instill in younger generations through love and mentorship. ❤️❤️❤️

Me looking at all the projects I gotta do after finishing only one assignment

I LOVE wearing dresses. I would wear a dress every day if I could. Anyone else feel this way? #love #femininity #girlpower #beautiful #beauty #empowerment #goodvibes #woman #womanhood #womanpower #authenticity #women #goddess #grlpwr #mommyentrepreneur #pretty

Happy 9 month birthday to my sweet bambino! YES: I have meditated every single day since this wild man was born (sadly, I can’t say the same about wearing denim overalls). YES: you can meditate, even if you have a tiny love munchkin crawling all over you at all hours of the day. Even if you “don’t have time”/have a puppy/have construction on your roof/are traveling/fill-in-your-“reason”-here. Here is the secret to meditating every single day: be committed to meditating, no matter what. If you need some motivation, learn the difference between what your day looks like when you meditate and when you don’t. I meditate because I’m a menace to society when I don’t meditate—reactive, impulsive, oversensitive... a total dream. Good thing meditation is 100% portable: you can meditate anywhere, even while nursing (I do it all the time). Is anyone ready to start a meditation practice today? Anyone ready to commit to a daily practice right now, no matter what? (One minute of meditation a day will get you there—or should I say “here.”)

Hey there everyone, it's time to meet the #author
Meet 👉 Mr. Robert Graham Jr
👉 Author: Power Of A Woman
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> Robert is an incarcerated author out of Perry Correctional Institution. He is the co-owner of the publishing firm GrahamR Writings publishing company. He is born & raised near Florence, #SouthCarolina. He's published 3 books are more to come.
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It’s never about perfection, it’s about doing your best and improving each day. Pick your favourite workout, link in bio ☝️☝️ #gym #mindset #nutrition #training #transformation #physique #solihull #author #coach #strength #shm #womanhood #fitmum #fitness #weightloss #powerlifting #diet #nutrition #entrepreneur
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Home really is where my heart is 🖤 Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted a home like my Memaws... One that anyone could walk through it’s doors, be handed some coffee or sweet tea, and instantly feel their heart sigh with comforting relief.

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