Poor Autumn started having a fever a couple of days ago. You could really tell that she wasn't feeling well. I gave her some meds and waited to see what the next day brought. The following day she still wasn't feeling well. Still had a fever (around the 100 range), so I decided to take her to the pediatrician's office, just in case. Her right ear had a bunch of wax in it, so it was hard to see it. Ugh, that was horrible having it taken out. I think it was worse than having her shots done. She was in so much pain, looking at my like "why are you letting her do this?" But once the Dr. got all the wax out, she looked in Autumn's ear and said "Oh yeah, we have an ear infection!" :-( Well, I'm glad that I brought her in. So we are able to start Autumn on anti-biotics right away and help her feel better sooner. Today has been an interesting day. Autumn was walking around all morning whining, which isn't like her. I actually even put her down for an early nap today at 11 and she's still sleeping. I hope she gets better quickly.
Before I continue on my blog, I will say there has been 1 good thing out of this ear infection of Autumn's... She's been sleeping longer at night. The night before she started her fever she slept 12 hours! The past few nights she's been sleeping at least 8 hours and then 3 more hours after that. I hope this pattern continues even after she feels better!
We come to the bitter/sweet part of the blog today. I am officially done breastfeeding Autumn :-( I've been slowly weaning her since January (after we all got the stomach flu). I immediately cut out Autumn's afternoon feeding at that time. Then slowly introduced a bottle along with her night time feeding. The bottle slowly got bigger and bigger. Then I went to an every other night time. She got a bottle only one night and then both the next night. That lasted about a week and then my milk just disappeared. My mom told me that it's not uncommon for women to dry up that quickly. I am so happy that Autumn and I lasted as long as we did! My goal was 18 months and I'm just shy of that. I will miss it, but there's always other kids. And now Jordan is enjoying putting her down at bedtime as well :-)