Outing! Updates


Finally got out of the house today. We met with some friends we haven’t seen in a long time and had a nice dinner at a cute brew pub in Waltham. Traffic was really light so we got there early and took a little walk down to the river and then stopped in for a visit at a very cool toy store where it required all my resolve to not walk out with some fancy German wooden toys. Bella was quite heartbroken when we left, too. But she cheered up at the restaurant, which had a very nice train table. Good choice for a family-friendly venue, Meghan!


A nice day today, hard to believe it’s the end of October. As you can see Bella wore shorts. But the fall colors are out: blazing gold and red maples like torches along the highway. I’m feeling much better, finally. Unfortunately, Bella’s getting a cough. Poor thing. There is nothing so pathetic as a little toddler with a cold. That cough just kills me. She’s never been sick before so it especially tugs at my heartstrings.


4 Responses to Outing! Updates

  1. KatieButler October 23, 2007 at 8:14 am #

    Best of luck with the weaning process, Melanie.

  2. The Bookworm October 23, 2007 at 2:30 am #

    It does sound as though it will work out that way. How nice for it to happen so naturally! I’m still struggling to persuade my little darling that she doesn’t need to nurse *all* night long, so we are a mile off weaning. I think I’m getting my come-uppance after her sister slept 10 or more hours a night from six weeks, and was perfectly happy to be put down awake.

  3. debbie October 25, 2007 at 10:06 am #

    My 1-year old weaned herself – I work, but continued to nurse her on demand (and sometimes all night long) until she told me (very rudely and painfully) that she no longer had any interest in it.  She was 11 months old.  She is now sleeping through the night.  Keep up the good work.  I think it is well worth it!

  4. Melanie Bettinelli October 28, 2007 at 9:49 am #

    Night time weaning for us was not a gentle process. It had got to the point where I realized that feeding her was more disruptive to her sleep than letting her get used to going back to sleep on her own would be. She’s like me, a light sleeper, and generally my presence at night stimulates her more than soothes.

    We let her cry it out for a few nights. It took about a week, maybe two. But since that she’s slept soundly all night long, except for a couple of teething bouts. I know some people are just not comfortable with crying it out. It worked for us though.

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