A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

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Well, this picture doesn’t have that many words, but here’s some to go with it. I was tagged by Jenty, in the ‘4×4 meme‘. Here are the rules:

Here are the rules…

1. Go to your pictures file.
2. Go to the 4th file.
3. Go to the 4th picture.
4. Post it and tell the story.
5. Tag 4 more people.

So, up there somewhere is my fourth picture in my pictures folder. The story from that picture?

I remember that day very clearly. It was probably two or three after The Kid was born. I still had one assignment outstanding for a broadcasting law course I was doing as part of my masters’ degree. A 5000 word assignment. I was breastfeeding, and battling with it. It seemed like my baby always wanted a tit in his mouth. Constantly hungry, constantly crying. It was hot, and we were both miserable.

I had to do the assignment, nonetheless. Picture trying to research and read up and type out a 5000 word essay on broadcasting law, while you have a kid latched on your sore nipple. It was tough. I typed with one hand while my other hand supported my breast-attachment. In between feeds, I would put The Kid down for short naps on the couch in my office. And every now and again I would take a break from the furious typing, and gaze lovingly at my sleeping newborn. Still to this day, I think I love my kid the most when he’s asleep. When he’s beautiful and quiet.

One particular time that I gazed over at him, I saw him sleeping like this, and just had to take a picture. Even though he had a sticky-eye, and it wasn’t very pretty, this is still one of my favourite pictures.

Okay, story time over, I tag:

1. Jen R – because she’ll have fun with this one, I just know.
2. Dobeman – I’ve never tagged a daddy before, this should be cool.
3. Sweet on the Outside – I’m new to her blog, and would like to see more of her mommy stuff.
4. The Jackson Files – tagged her once, tagged her twice, and now here’s a third one for ya, doll.

And any one else who loves a meme too, is welcome to meme-ify!

And….just in the spirit of all things ‘four’ – here’s three more pics from that same day to bring the total up to 4!

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More sleeping on the couch…dscn0100Sleeping on my lap, while I work on my assignment.

dscn0104sleeping on a pillow next to my desk.

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4 Responses

  1. I miss the days when Luke would fall asleep in my lap.

  2. i’ve stolen this from jenty- its going up this weekend!

  3. Thanks for the tag. I enjoyed this one!

    And, I can’t believe after the “joys” of breastfeeding, you still gazed lovingly at her as she slept. I remember coming home the first week after CareerMom had our first boy and finding her sitting in the glider with him at her breast, and she’s just hysterically crying. When I finally got her to talk she said, “I’ve been sitting her all day feeding him and I haven’t been able to do anything else.”

    We used bottles mostly on our second child! 🙂

  4. thank you, thank you. if you can’t tell, i so completely miss my mom. i’d say it just at those moments when we shared so much, but honestly, we shared everything, everyday. so thank you.

    i actually did the meme, but i just got the link to your site fixed. i apparently can’t copy jack-shit in the correct manner. check it out at… http://sweetontheoutside.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/to-relive-it-would-bring-me-all-the-joy-in-the-world/

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