Great to hear your story!....ahhh Little Britain, the first time I saw 'bitty' I was horrified but how funny is it! (and so relevant now).
I was hoping Wil would wean himself which I thought would make it easier for me to cope with, letting him have the choice rather than me making it for him but at the end of the day, I think it's been more about me than about him. That said, he got his first cold on his first birthday and he recovered really quickly, and I put it down to breastfeeding..he'd never been sick up until then. He's happy enough now though, a bit bumpy for a few weeks with weaning but all is good and I'm enjoying more cuddles than ever. He has in the last week or so, picked up a plush baby boy doll and is clinging to it...takes it to bed now..he never showed any interest in it before. A new security for him to replace b/feeding maybe? Don't be in a hurry to stop if you don't want to...continue to enjoy the closeness and cuddles with Riley.
Thanks so much for pointing me in the direction of the tinypics website...it was really frustrating me that I couldn't get it to work, and bingo! I just made the collage up in powerpoint and saved it as a picture, then compressed it for the web and uploaded to tinypics. If you want me to make one up for you, let me know...just send your pics across (I can give you my email address on PM if you like).
My story, yep, Wil is our first...and we live in Sydney. I've had this overwhelming urge to have another one lately, but not sure if/when it will happen...I'm no spring chicken, 2 years older than you. Didn't realise how much they cost, so need to save some cash before we plan for #2.
I'm at work today, mum has Wil 2 days/week..and as you can see, am a little distracted. Should probably get back to it, have plenty to do!
Have a great day and let me know if you'd like me to pull a collage of pics together for you, it's no problem.