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.