So today and yesterday I got eight ounces of milk. It is not my normal, but I'll take what I can get. I have been thinking a lot about weaning anyway, but I feel so conflicted about it.
I feel conflicted about many things with parenting: co-sleeping, schedules, food choices, discipline, etc. There is conflicting authority on every topic. As a result, what *feels right* takes over and you throw out the rest. The problem is, I never feel like I am a card-carrying member of whatever technique we end up using. Aside from the fact that crying it out just wasn't going to happen in our house, I still don't feel like boasting about the choices we make. And I don't think that this is a crisis of confidence.
One thing is bothering me though... we are navigating off the map so to speak. All of our parenting books abruptly end at the end of one year. It is as though we're supposed to have it figured out by now. There's "Baby's First Year" and then all of a sudden you have a toddler.
June has started throwing tantrums as of last week. She has two different methods of throwing herself down on the ground and banging her head. It is horrifying. She has done it the last two days in a row when Adam has left the house for work. I did a google search on it and apparently head banging is pretty normal and goes away by age 3 (in prolonged cases) but often just goes away when the child learns other ways of expressing him or herself.