BSM – 7/16/07

BSM – 7/16/07

I skipped out on last week’s Best Shot Monday, but I’m back in it again this week. Of course, it seems like I was too busy (with the API auction, among other things) to crack out my SLR this past week and only took a few snapshots with my P&S. However, I still have something to share from my SLR – a picture that Jody (my husband) took. And I’m even in it (well, a bit of me is)!

As some of you know, I’ve been running a photo contest on my blog to help promote the upcoming World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7). I’ve received something like 36 entries, which is awesome. :) But it made me realize that, while I have a handful of pictures of me nursing Ava when she was younger and I have a handful of me nursing Julian, I don’t have any of them nursing together at the same time. This is because I really prefer NOT to nurse them together unless absolutely necessary. And when I say absolutely necessary, I mean because Jody is out of town and I’m putting Ava to bed (which is the only time she nurses) and, if Julian isn’t sleeping, I need something to occupy him and keep him safe. So I nurse them both. Obviously when that happens it’s in the dark and there’s nobody around to snap pictures.

Today, however, I decided I want a few pictures of them nursing together – for posterity and all that. So I got the camera out, set the custom white balance, set it to aperture priority mode, gave Jody a few pointers, and let the kids nurse while he snapped away.

A little editing here, a little cropping there, and this is now one of my favorites from the batch.

A&J tandem nursing 7/15/07

This is one picture I know I will be happy to have years from now. :)

Be sure to click over to Picture This to see everyone else’s choices for Best Shot Monday.


  1. That certainly takes talent! Nice capture by your hubby and one that you will definitely treasure years from now.

  2. I’m very pro-breastfeeding myself (but now my kids are 11 and 8!), but I never had my two breastfeed at the same time. My first stopped at 17 months, way before little sis was born. But the woman who inspired me most was a mom of twins who breastfed her two exclusively until they were at least 6 months. It was amazing.

    Nice shot!! a treasure for you.

  3. this is really lovely.thanks for sharing. tandem nursing rocks!

  4. That is an absolutely gorgeous picture. Good job to all 4 of you ;)

  5. Extremely cute! Thank you!

  6. What a touching photo! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Awwwww! What a great moment, and a great picture capturing it!

  8. How darling. Hubby did good.

    What a great contest you’ve got going. With 3 via adoption and my oldest having too many problems as an infant to nurse, I missed breastfeeding.

  9. What a precious picture to be cherished forever! I really regret that I don’t have any pictures of my daughter nursing…She self-weaned at 15 months and there are times I really miss it.

  10. Totally beautiful and stunning and reminds me what an AMAZING mama you are! :)

  11. That is a beautiful shot. You are obviously a very dedicated mom. One at a time for me has been wonderful and demanding…I can’t imagine. Lucky children!!!

  12. That’s a lovely shot and will have great memory value for you :)

  13. OMG how the heck do you manage the time/energy to nurse TWO ? LOL

    WTG mama!

  14. What a wonderful picture, im tandem feeding my girls and often think i should get a picture of them both feeding – though as you say i rarely feed them both together anymore, i feed them both at the same time for the first few months and it was wonderful .

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