Friday, July 30, 2010

On reading...

One of the benefits of being a breastfeeding mother of 1 is that I have lots of time to either think or read. Baby Ish often falls asleep after 5 or 6 minutes of nursing.  I like to spend his awake nursing moments looking into his eyes and either talking to him quietly or singing to him.  After that, I read. 

This week I finally finished The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.  I started reading it on the morning of June 24th while trying to get Baby Ish to flip over in the womb.  That night I went into labor.  Starting to realize how starved for adult conversation I become when Ish is at work, I decided to pick the book back up. It is amazing how reading connects me to my pre-motherhood self.  When I read, I feel like more than just "Momma"; As my brain greedily drinks in a powerful draught of words, I feel like Siné.  Drunk on a strong brew of literary ambrosia, my need for adult conversation is satiated, and my ability to be a loving mother is bolstered in a way I can't quite describe. 


  1. Once you're upgraded to breastfeeding mother of two, are you gonna have to switch to books on tape? Or, will food time for one become nap time for the other? :)

  2. I am pretty sure I will end up reading a little less. Hopefully the meal/nap overlap will give me some reading time though.

  3. I'm chuckling at your comments. You will figure out little ways to read here and there as your children grow and change. You will just have to remember to make time for it :o). I'm glad you're finding quiet moments now. Baby Ish sounds so sweet!