Well, the other little girl that our sitter watches is sick today, so the sitter came to our house. I went home for lunch at noon, and before I left, I offered nursing to Haylee. She nursed for about 5 minutes and was done. She got down, and the sitter (Nana) had her baby-doll, and Haylee went over, got the doll from Nana and attempted to pull down her shirt and nurse the doll. She couldn't get her shirt all the way down and got frustrated, but she shoved his little head down there and "nursed" the doll for about 20 seconds. Then she threw him down on the floor (much as I do with her when we are done nursing--j/k) but had the proudest look on her face. My little nursling, nursing her doll . I am actually quite surprised, because she really doesn't seem to have much knowledge of my breasts and their location...occasionally she will pat them when she wants to nurse, but very rarely. And its only been very recently that she has started humanizing her objects...patting the doll's back or kissing the stuffed animals.
Anyway, I just had to share this with likeminded souls. My sitter thought it was cute too, even though she isn't really a breastfeeding advocate and thinks it would be just fine to wean Haylee at this point. I have to say the look on Haylee's face was priceless...she was so proud of herself!