Miracle

A few minutes after Gabriella was born, the nurse handed her to me. I kissed her and decided to try to feed her. I unbuttoned my hospital gown and brought her to my breast. She latched on immediately. I’ll never forget that moment. There in my arms was my daughter and she looked right at me while she began to eat for the first time in her life from my breast, the milk that would sustain her for the first few months of her life. I couldn’t believe how easily she took to the breast. Both of my boys had trouble in the beginning, learning how to latch on and it was very frustrating. But not with my daughter, she figured it out right away and feeding her has never been frustrating.
Infact, words can not describe what an amazing and fufilling experience it is everytime I sit down to nurse her.

I love how her beautiful little eyes will focus on me while she’s eating and drifting off to sleep. I love the sounds she makes, the coos, the grunts, the gulping, hell, I even love the way she farts while she’s sucking away. It’s the funniest thing in the world.

The love, the sense of importance, the bond I feel when I’m nursing my daughter is one of the most precious gifts in my life.
And let’s be honest here, the fact that I can get out of the shower, run out of the bathroom and start squirting Tony with MILK is pretty damn cool too.

18 thoughts on “Miracle

  1. Ash

    aww What a sweet post! Even the squirting the milk part. ;) Reading this post just gets me really wanting to have a child RIGHT NOW. I know I need to wait until Ralph and I start a life together. But I really have an urge to feel what you are feeling right now!

  2. Hed

    I couldn’t have said it better myself! There is nothing like that bond that develops from feeding your child that way. It’s a shame that some people find it obscene. They are really missing out on one of life’s best experiences.
    -H

  3. susanne

    I felt exactly the same way when I breastfed my last baby, Gabriella ;) I don’t know if it was cos i knew she would be our last child…But the joy of looking at her and listening to her noises while gulping away….gave peace to my soul. I breastfed her till she was 1 year and 3 months old….and now she will be 3 in 2 weeks…time really flies:(*keep smiling*

  4. shy me

    right on! I went from awwww to AHH HAHHH HAHHH all in the same post. You rock. and congrats on the awesomely latching-ness of your lovely daughter!

  5. J.Nel

    Not to sound raunchy or anything… you even get it in his mouth? I wonder what it tastes like… I know, I’m sick… But seriously…

  6. lex

    I wish I had taken pictures like this when mine was tiny. Now she’s big and the boobies have lost that roundnesss (lol).
    I’m glad you’re enjoying these special times. :) The squirting is all part of the fun, isn’t it?

  7. Stacey

    Dude! It’s so weird. Girls must be advanced, I swear.
    Caelyn latched on right after coming out, as did I.
    My brother? Nope. ;)

  8. Canadian Lauren

    My 3rd baby who is now 5 months old was the same way. Latched right on with no problem.
    Cute pics of your sweet lil one as well.

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