I decided to try stickers, rather than a candy treat, because he is very into them right now, and I don't like the idea of using sweets as a reward. I found him several pages of different kinds of stickers. Right now we are on Tonka trucks and cars. I also have some Thomas trains, and some animals, and maybe one other kind, I don't remember.
We did put a diaper on him when we went out later today, and I noticed that he didn't tell us when he peed in it. I think it will be a while before we can leave the house diaper free, but today was a really encouraging start!
I think we might be in the weaning process. Not entirely sure, but he's nursing a WHOLE lot less lately, and he's become a bottomless pit for solid foods. He'll nurse around 7:30AM right before he gets up, then frequently not nurse again until 3PM. then maybe once before dinner, and again at bedtime, then his 5/6AM suckle. So we're down to 4 or 5x a day, which is a drastic decrease. I know my supply has begun to drop, because now when he goes 7 and 8 hours without nursing, I am not engorged- where as I would have been before the pregnancy. I'm not pushing him one way or the other. I DO try to offer him food and drink before nursing, to see if that will satisfy him, and frequently it does. I will probably be a little sad if he weans, but I feel good because we did meet our goal of nursing until age 2. I would like for him to continue to get the benefits of nursing as long as he can, but if he weans, he weans. It has been a very precious time that I will always cherish, regardless of when it ends.