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Likely Coincidence But...

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

This afternoon, I ran out of milk for Nora. She's been drinking organic whole milk for about three weeks now, since I started running low on freezer stash and wanted to save my milk for those rare middle of the night "I need mommy's milk" sessions.

It takes twenty minutes round trip to go to the grocery store and I just didn't have time to today, so until Greg gets home with milk, I tapped into my freezer stash and pulled about ten ounces for her sippy.

Now Nora is not usually a snuggly kid. She'll hug the dog all day long, but when it comes to Greg and I, it's quick hugs and kisses and then back on her way to playing. The kid just doesn't sit still. But for some reason, when I gave her her sippy, she took a few sips, then came over and crawled in my lap and sat with me for about 15 minutes while she drank through it.

That's probably the longest she's snuggled with me in months. It was kinda nice. I want to claim that she knew it was mommy's milk and that made her snuggly, but I'm thinking it was probably a coincidence... ;)


  1. Blogger Wicked Stepmom | 6:19 PM |  

    Coincidence? No way! Mommy's milk tastes WAY different than cow's milk. I am sure that she recognized the familiar taste and her little psyche needed the comforting embrace of her Mommy which usually accompanies her nursing experiences.

    That's the sweetest thing I've ever read, BTW.

  2. Blogger Jennifer Laycock | 6:31 PM |  


    I doubt she remembers nursing, she only ever did it about a dozen times...I was exclusively pumping by the time she was 3 days old.

    She doesn't know babies get it straight from the tap yet. ;)

    But yeah, I can guess that it does taste different. I was kinda hoping she'd make her yummy noise when I gave it to her. ;)

  3. Blogger Carrie Huggins | 7:28 PM |  

    I have a friend whose daughters were born with vaulted palates. She struggled for weeks and ended up exclusively pumping for the second baby for one full year. My hero!
    Anyway, she told me that her daughter would drink more EBM when she was ill or teething. Babies have so much instinctive wisdom. :)

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