Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Let's Play Catch Up (Little Mama's Edition)

My Daddy always used to tell me that little girls are special, and I can confirm to you that this is very much the truth. My life has changed so much as a result of having my little girls. I desire to be me more girly and soft. I started to notice things that were particularly feminine and ladylike. I'm more comfortable in my role as a women now more than ever. I love having girls.

Little Mama turned 8 years old this past December. She is so special to me. I love watching her grow and blossom into a sweet young women. She was my Velcro baby. Everywhere I went she was always with me, holding on to a piece of my clothing. I can't believe she is 8 already.
She was my surprise pregnancy, I found out that I was pregnant with her only 10 months after giving birth to her big brother. I didn't expect that, I didn't even think you could get pregnant so soon while still nursing a little one . I didn't think I could handle 2 babies at once, but there she was. She came into the world, into my heart and nothing has been the same ever since.

She is such the Little Mama. I can count on her to be my helper no matter what I'm doing. She loves to cook and knit and do just about anything else I'm doing. She never gets too tired of helping out. She is a strong girl, very grounded in her ideas and full of life. She is so much like me that it scares me sometimes.

Her smile says it all. She is very special. She greets each day with such excitement and joy. She laughs at herself and can make me smile on contact. She is gentle and loving and oh so kind and soft. I know one day she will be the best mommy to some very lucky babies and I just hope I can be there to see it.

Little girls are indeed very special and I am so grateful to be the mommy of not 1 but 2 lovely little girls.


Mike and Katie said...

Were you able keep nursing your son after you were pregnant we your daughter? My milk supply has really dropped but I hope I can nurse Tali for a bit longer. It would be nice to make it through the whole pregnancy and tandem nurse but we'll see. One day at a time.

mama said...

My son was only 10 months old when we found out that we were expecting again. I keept nursing him (he wasn't even on solids yet). I suspect that my milk supply probably went dry about a month before the baby came but he still nursed. I tandem nursed them for only a little while. We started weaning after little man got impatient one day and bit his sister on the hand. I felt so guilty that I started making him wait until the baby was done for him to get his turn to nurse. Well that didn't fly to well with him and he decided to show me whose boss and not want any more milk time with me. After about a week of not nursing and refusing to cuddle with me if I was holding his sister he finaly did come back to cuddle, but he never did nurse again. I think He was 22 months old at that time. Him and his sister became real close after that and still are each others best friends now.

Mike and Katie said...

Hmm. I can see that happening with Tali. She's pretty jealous of her nursing time. I had Ana wrapped up in blanket and was holding her in a nursing position for fun and Tali was complaining and demanding to nurse.

Always an adventure! :)