Nursing my Toddler

Stages of Nursing

When I was nursing the infant TT, we would often connect by gazing into each other’s eyes as I held him close, safe and secure next to me, warm and cozy, as he enjoyed his sweet, warm drink.

Now that he is a toddler, an active little curly-headed boy, he can ask for milk when he wants, which is frequently.

“Milk, pease”, he says.

“Ok,” I answer, as I head for our chair.

He skips ahead of me, dancing with anticipation, climbing up on the chair ahead of me, his excited giggle betraying to me just how very much this means to him, these few minutes that we sit together, as I hold him close, safe and secure next to me, warm and cozy, as he enjoys his sweet, warm drink.

(Sometimes he even says “yum-yum”, which makes me laugh.)

But it is the giggle that gets me. It bubbles up and out; he is clearly so excited about getting milk that he can’t contain it.  I just love it.  And him. And I’m so grateful we’ve been able to nurse as long as we have been.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Mom
    Sep 25, 2009 @ 07:05:55

    Bless you for enduring those early weeks and months of his learning to nurse process. What sweet joys you would have missed otherwise!

    Reply

  2. Emily
    Sep 25, 2009 @ 11:19:31

    Such precious times!

    Reply

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