Saturday, November 11, 2006
Have Baby, Will Travel
I have taken Josiah along me now to three meetings, my biracial family support group, my women's investment club, and the healthcare foundation board. He nursed at all of them. I also had him in tow as I attended two school functions and taught a couple of CPR classes, with him tucked into his sling. He causes quite a stir everywhere we go- all of it positive of course. I may face some friction, but I've decided to keep on carrying him to my meetings. He is such a sweet little thing, I can hardly bear to leave him. He should be with me, its his rightful place. I love the convenience of breastfeeding wherever I go. To see his angelic little face, his eyes shut tight, his little fists balled tightly, his nose twitching and jaws working back and forth as he concentrates on the work of getting milk. He's an incredible delight. I love to snuggle with him against me and breathe in his warm milky breath, to nuzzle his fuzzy little round head. I'm getting better at sharing him, taking him out of the sling so others can hold him. At first I didn't want to share at all, and would wickedly keep him all to myself. Now I can see the joy he brings to others- its a rare treat to snuggle a newborn.