Thursday, July 15, 2010

Black and White

Lovely Linda over at Natural Suburbia has been posting some of her favourite black and white pictures on Wednesdays for a few weeks now - I can't 'do' Wednesdays them being crafty day and all but I do like to join in... (that comment reminds me of one of my old school report cards - "Shannon likes to be involved") anyway I'm moving off the subject.

Here is one of my all time favourite pictures of my beautiful big girl when she was just three. She was no longer breastfed herself, and she didn't have any siblings then, but she was the child of a homebirth midwife and spent a large part of her week visiting new mothers and babies; so feeding her babies came very naturally (I think several of her wee dolls are still breastfed now and she is nine)


And because this picture has sent me whirling joyfully down memory lane I thought i would post one of the colour versions too

Thank you Linda :)

9 comments:

eidolons said...

That is so beautiful! Apparently my husband used to nurse a doll (or stuffed bear?) when he was young. My oldest has never shown a desire to play mom. Not sure what my younger two will do - they're both still breastfeeding.

Jenna said...

That is a precious picture...and moment.

momma rae said...

love it!! she is so intent and absorbed. thanks for sharing. ;)

Linda said...

Oh Shannon, how wonderful! These photos are so precious and remind me of my girls who are big now:) I am so happy you have joined B & W Wednesday, thank you:)
Take care
Linda

Kirsten said...

SO precious....

My kids did the same, actually I did once catch my (then) 3 y/o daughter trying to attach her 1 y/o brother!

Redbeet Mama said...

How sweet and such a truthful imitation - just love the way she is looking at her baby.

Namaste, Nicole

Naomi Mae said...

Just found your blog and I have been happily jumping around and catching up. I love this post so much because my little girl did the same thing with her dolls/stuffed animals when her little brother was born! Only she would also wince every once in a while and say "ow" because her brother was an early terrier and avid biter ;-)

Melanie Mouzoon MD said...

I wonder if you would let me use the beautiful photo of your daughter breastfeeding her doll (black and white) as the background of a button to give to all of the nurses at my maternity hospital, with the slogan "8 or more in 24" overlaying the photo. thanks for considering my request...

S said...

Of course Melanie, What a great slogan. Would you be able to send me a button please? my email address is rhythmrhymeblog@gmail.com I have a friend in the US you could post it to?