As the time for our adoption training comes closer, I am beginning to think more of this little one that will soon come into our lives. It is hard to keep my crafting hands still when I know a baby is on the brink. But this situation is so different. Not only is the sex a mystery, but so is the time frame, and the age. Going on the information that our agency typically places infants for adoption, I have begun some infant knitting. It feels so good to have a tangible presence of this baby. S/he is not growing inside of me, but I can begin our bonding by thinking and praying over this child, stitch by stitch.
Something that is always on my mind is how to nourish this child. I am a breast feeder, through and through. I was so delighted to learn that I can breast feed my adopted child! It is going to take much more work, but it is do-able- and I am up for the challenge! I came across this article today on the blog Blacktating. It is not an informative article, but I love anything that discusses adoptive breast feeding in such a positive, public way. Check it out if you get the moment!