I wasn't quite as happy when the now three year old weaned at 14 months, but I was pregnant and I didn't really want to tandem nurse, so I was going to have to let it happen eventually.
Generally these days, I don't think about myself as much of a Nipple Nazi, but I also don't get and never have understood people who set a specific weaning deadline for themselves and their kids. Why nurse for exactly a year or six months or whatever? Why not see how things go? I am pondering this especially these days as I see updates from an acquaintance on Facebook. First she was counting down the weeks until weaning was complete. Now she's sighing about how much easier it used to be to get her baby to sleep at night when she was nursing. Why wean then? Why not enjoy that time when getting the baby to sleep by nursing? Take the easy way.
After having weaned five children and 96 months of nursing under my belt, I know there are certain pleasures associated with not nursing, but in my experience kids stop on their own so soon. They don't keep it up forever. Every baby I thought I'd be nursing to sleep forever goes to bed all on their own now. They grow so fast and become independent so soon. The best snuggles disappear.
Don't force the snuggles and nursing smiles to vanish just because of an arbitrary deadline.
By the way, I'm not talking about you. Or you going back to work and pumping all the time. Or the person over there with constant illnesses. I'm talking about moms who are home with their babies and just feel like nursing is only for the one and younger set.