Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The New Sucker

My younger sister got married to an American about three years ago and moved abroad due to her husband's job. Every several months they would come to America to visit family and friends.

Last winter, my sister announced that she was expecting. Of course, my mom was quite thrilled as it would be her first grandchild. Due to the fact she lived abroad, my mother agreed to have my sister live with her for the last three months before birth and so that my mother could help her out.

However, five weeks before her due date, my sister unexpectedly developed some complications, thus resulting in having birth to a 4-lb 7 oz baby boy. Nevertheless, four days later, both my sister and the baby persevered and were soon released from the hospital.

With my sister breast-feeding the baby every three hours for about a week, slowly the baby started to gain a bit weight.

One week later, I drove down for the weekend to see them. On Saturday, my sister's high school classmate, Monica, stopped by with her parents to see them. After lunch, we all sat down on the sofa and chatted.

Monica got up from the sofa and picked up the baby from the crib. Gently and gingerly, she put the baby over her shoulder, right by her chin. Few seconds later of flashing shots of the captured moment, Monica then moved the baby, preparing to put him back in his crib.

But, the baby would not let go of Monica.

Instead, he sucked on her chin, trying to get something out of it.