6.04.2009

milks*

Journey just stopped nursing in February. I never thought that I would wean any of my children...I was much more inclined to let them initiate that departure. Asher weaned himself around 14 months and it was all in his own time. But Journey. She could nurse all day...all night...all the time. She LOVED it. And it was starting to become something that really interfered with sleep, for both of us. Which interfered with the rest of our time together. So... I somewhat encouraged the process along. But, it took a long time and a lot of questioning on my part. All that to say, she still has quite an adoration for my "milks", and likes to touch them as often as she can, without any regard to whether or not we are surrounded by complete strangers. Pulling down my shirt and searching her way through my bra is a comfort she won't deny herself. I love how she is taking her own fond memory of breast feeding and incorporating it into her play. She likes to nurse her babies. And she will ask me to help her put her babies in her "milks". Forget a sling, just use your shirt! It is something so sweet for me to see and it makes my heart happy to know that she remembers this in a delightful way...and that it is something that is very real for her.
And I love this last pictures. The essence of Journey: nursing her babe while being a T-Rex. I really love this girl.

11 comments:

kimberly said...

journey and her milks.....love that little girl....she reminds me a lot of her mommy!
xo

Natalie said...

That is so dang cute! And it gave me a good giggle! What a doll!

Jamie said...

oh my gosh ~ I'm literally laughing out loud. :) she just cracks me up!! I wish we could post a picture of you and journey side by side when you were her age. :)
i have so many images in my head of journey searching through your shirt for her comfort "milks" to grab a hold of. :)

Cory said...

Hilarious!!!!!!!! Little JoJo. She has a great balance of such a tender and nurturing soul mixed with courage and confidence add a splash of sass... gotta love that little treasure.

Brittni said...

I couldn't help but laugh when the first picture popped up as I entered your blog! I love this about her!!! She is just too cute and such a momma bear!

The Kalcichs said...

I love this! She is adorable. There is something so special about little girls!

cassie said...

oh that little peanut. i love her so!

latisha said...

milks! i love this.

Mommy to a Tater Tot said...

Too cute Jessie! Now, can you email me and let me know what you did to wean her? T is still nursing and I think I am ready to wean but its such a comfort to her that I dont even know where to begin.Shed some light for me ok??

Vonda said...

Sooo funny!! That Journey Girl is something else!

jenica said...

oh yes, we've got twin daughters me thinks. ;-D so cute.

xoxo