Speaking of rubbing his ear, it's so cute to watch him do that, especially that I used to do the same thing as a baby and child, suck my thumb and rub my ear. Who would have thought that such traits were hereditary?
(I need to insert a photo of him doing this here, once I get a chance to take one)
Now starts the process of weaning (I still nurse him frequently throughout the day, though not during the nights and haven't for months now). My goal is to be done by August, but we'll see what happens. I'd like to be finished by my trip to the BlogHer conference early that month (definitely not going to be pumping there). But since I'm only going in to New York on that Friday, I'm not too concerned if I'm still nursing him.
I've been having trouble getting Jude to take a sippy cup, or even a straw. He just plays with them the way he did with a bottle. While nursing exclusively was very convenient (not having to wash or prepare bottles, or ugh, pump), it's been challenging to get Jude to drink from something other than me. But I'll keep trying; somehow, some way he'll get it.