Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Top 15 Will pics of all time: #2

This picture is one of our favorites because of an inside joke between Erin and I. This picture was taken when he was about 3 months old, around the time he started sleeping with some consistency. We discovered that a bottle of formula would sit with him longer than breast milk so we switched to a bottle before bed so he'd sleep longer before the middle-of-the-night feeding. So since Erin wasn't feeding him before bed, after we put him down she'd need to pump 'em so she wouldn't explode. But sometimes, (for those of you who are unfamiliar with nursing mechanics), the milk won't 'let down' without stimulation from the (or any) baby. A lot of times hearing a baby cry can help the milk let down. So we would play out this scene: I would put this picture of Will on one of our computers and make whimpering noises while Erin tried to pump. Sometimes she needed a little extra verbal encouragement from me: "Come on Erin, can't you see how hungry he is?" Or for a little added effect I'd alternate this picture with this one (which shows Will's progression from being a little upset to losing it), or for when she really needed extra help, this video.

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