I’m in love.
These two babies have stolen my heart.
When we decided that we were going to try to adopt two babies close together, I knew that I wanted to be able to nurse them at the same time. They have no biological connection to each other, so I wanted them to be ‘bosom buddies’. I wanted them to be able to look at each other while they nursed. I wanted them to be able to touch each other while they nursed. I wanted the start of their life-long relationship to be gentle and loving.
It’s been that.
And so much more.
There has been gentleness. There has been loving touches. There has been observing each other.
There has also been jealousy. There has also been un-loving touches. There has also been stomping around the room.
I realize that I am not be able to orchestrate my exact vision. And I realize that my exact vision was unrealistic.
I want them to have a ‘real’ relationship… not a perfect one.
I want them to be siblings.
They are learning to love, share and interact… at the breast.
My heart can handle it.
I’m very much in love.