Wednesday, October 04, 2006

a story I had nearly forgotten

In preparing for the birth of our fifth child, we spent lots of time talking to our 2-year-old about what to expect. We talked at length about what the baby would do and need, calling the baby "our baby" and "your baby." We were fully expecting to tandem nurse once the baby was born. Emma nursed throughout the pregnancy and I wanted to be sure she realized that the new baby would need "nunu," too.

Abe was born at night and the next day was ready to nurse for the first time in front of Emma. Emma was snuggled up next to me and I told her that Abe was hungry and ready for nunu. She cheerfully sat up, said, "OK," and proceeded to lift her shirt, ready to nurse him.

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Blogger Nicki said...

Precious! Keeping it in the family. Now THAT is the start of a great sibling bond :-)

10/04/2006 9:19 AM  
Blogger Erin Monahan said...

LOL How sweeet!

Terra developed quite an interest in her own chest when Nova was born, but I pumping and bottle feeding, and she'd been (self)weaned for a long time by then... so she didn't quite get the same impression. It just isn't as cute or sweet when you find them with the pump!

10/04/2006 10:46 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Heh, heh, heh! Too funny. :)

10/04/2006 12:06 PM  
Anonymous keri said...

Hehe what a cutie! =)

10/04/2006 4:37 PM  

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