Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nursing On Demand

I'm having to type this slowly as you have somewhat broken yourself of your pacifier'd much prefer me.  I nurse you on demand, and thank God each day that you have always preferred to sleep through the night.  But lately you use me like your binky, preferring to fall asleep while nursing.

Nursing on demand for us means that you get fed all throughout the day while your daddy is as work.  Sometimes it's a few hours in between, sometimes it's every half hour.  But I will concede that you will let it go 4-5 hours while we're out and about (usually because you like a nice long nap in the late afternoon/early evening).  You're so skinny it makes me wonder where it's all going, but then again you are over 2 feet long and growing, so it spreads out a lot!

I love being able to nurse you.  Your daddy likes to lay near us in the evenings, to talk aloud about how much he loves how you stare up at me.  You currently are a mama's girl through and through and will laugh or smile if you catch site of me at any time.  The curves of me fit you perfectly, and you love nothing more than to scoot across the sheets until you are curled up into me and then fall asleep.  You prefer to slouch on my shoulder when you're feeling testy, to look about the world, but only from the safety of me. 

It's beautiful.  You're are beautiful.  Sweetness personified, as I always say.  So this on demand thing, it will be fleeting.  Some day I'm going to look back and wish for more time. 

I love you. 

1 comment:

  1. My daughter is a new mother and nursing her sweet baby but it has not been so easy for her and breaks my heart as my nursing was so easy for me and pure bliss!

    You are blessed!
    Loved reading this!