Short Holiday, Wish me Luck!

My parents are going to Vietnam next week Mon-Thurs. That means I hafta take leave too to take care of Tufeil. Of course, ideally I should go to. Alas, @ $595 per adult and god knows how much for toddler, I can't afford it. Saving for December holiday, instead.

I'm a little nervous at the prospect of being with my own child 24 hours a day for almost 8 days straight. Almost because, I'll get a brief respite on Fri when I get back to work before the weekend hits again. Having said that, my schedule is quite jam packed already. We'll be going out almost everyday... Or rather, T would. We'll be meeting two of my housewife friends I haven't met in so long and we got a birthday party to get to this Sunday.

Actually, the biggest fear I have is a second start to weaning T off breastmilk. Because I've been through it before in March and it was VERY VERY VERY VERY TOUGH, I almost dread to face it again now. But I told myself, June should be a good time to start. For one, he's almost 2yrs 3 months. Another, it's the school holidays, so whatever sleep he's gonna lose due to discomfort wouldn't affect school.

This time around though, I'm gonna arm myself with vinegar. I'm just trying to figure out how to apply it in the middle of the night when T wakes up and cries. I mean, I can't just leave him in the room to go to the toilet and put it now, can I?

I've heard of a friend's friend who took 6 weeks to wean off their 2yr. He cried for 6 weeks straight. Imagine that! But I bet the child slept through the night, so at least that's bearable. Tufeil wakes up every 2hours. Everytime he woke up the last time I was training him, I'd hafta carry him around for another 30minutes or so before he'd go back to sleep. Even then sometimes, he would instantly wake up again when i tried to put him down on the bed.

Why can't he be an angel and accept my hugs and kisses and soothing voice in place of the BM???

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bermuda-buttercup said...

i feel for you. i can understand 24/7 with a toddler can be challenging. sometimes, i want to give up esp when my son is super cranky & whinning & not sure what he wants.

The 6 of Us said...

I've given up trying to wean Hakim if he's not ready (when will he be ready wallahu'alam! Just hoping that it will be sooner rather than much later, and most importantly that it will somehow come naturally.... I know it's like hoping for a miracle LOL). I faced the same challenges as you did, so you're not alone dear, you have my sympathy :) All the best!

Jussaemon said...

whats up with these kids eh? Kak Rahmah, does Hakim sleep through the night or does he wake still?

the cranky & whining sure puts me off having any more babies in the near or far future.

The 6 of Us said...

Hakim still wakes up several times during the nite too.
Hehe, yeah the crankiness and whining can be off-putting at times, but I'm sure when we think of their good habits and cuteness, we will definitely miss their baby/toddlerhood later when they're bigger (actually you really won't remember much of the bad points so that helps when having kids in the future, I hope!)

Jussaemon said...

Hehe thanks for the comment. I should really be more positive eh? I've been trying to psycho myself that this weaning phase will be gone soon and like u said, I won't remember it when its gone.

I do light up at the sight of him when I come home lah...