Thursday, February 3, 2011

I'll Just Pick

My parents have a joke about food. The story goes that they went out to eat, my dad ordered something, meanwhile (when asked what she wanted) my mom replied:
"I'm not that hungry, I'll just pick."

This meant that she would snack on whatever struck her fancy on my dad's plate.

Whenever I nurse Samara I think about this anecdote. My daughter could happily snack on my boob all day.

She nurses for a minute, then passes out like she's worked an 18 hour shift at a construction site.

What a life! The way she eats is so different from the way Ari used to nurse. He was glued to my boobs, and would have stayed latched on to to one breast for hours. Meanwhile, this young lady is having hors d'oeuvres, taking a breather, coming back for the main course minutes later, taking another short interlude and then demanding creme brulee.

She knows what she wants and she's not afraid to ask for it. I hope she leaves me at least a 20 % tip.


  1. Oh my goodness, she reminds me of T in the last picture. All that pretty dark hair. I think T was a combination between the two (when it came to nursing). She would be on me for HOURS but then would also only drink for like a minute sometimes and then fall asleep and wake up 10 minutes later and want to eat for another minute. Isn't it so cute when they smile in their sleep?

  2. Oh my goodness! What a beatiful little girl! I love how she smiles in her sleep...probably dreaming about her next nibble :)

  3. I didn't breastfeed but Grace was similar with her bottles. I would only mix about 2 ounces of formula at a time because I knew she wouldn't finish a 4 ounce bottle. She is still this way. She eats very small portions and gets full quick, but is always hungry again shortly after.

  4. Talk about an "amuse bouche!" :) Lilah did that at the beginning but then a few weeks in, she switched it up and became more of an Ari-style nurser. Just to keep things fresh and interesting, of course.

    LOVE the first pic - amazing when you can catch them in that sleepy little smile moment!


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