Sofia | Attachment (secure/insecure), Connect/disconnect, Feeding, Holding/impinging (environment), Siblings, Skin
Sofia is lying on mom’s bed looking up at mom, who climbs into the bed and prepares to breastfeed Sofia. Sofia initially struggles to latch onto mom’s nipple as mom moves around and she starts to grumble. “Sorry” says mom. Sofia latches and begins to feed. Mom watches her closely for a while and then begins to read to herself from her electronic reader. Occasionally mom winces in discomfort. After sucking for a bit Sofia turns her head away from the breast and make a small crying noise. “Sad, sad, sad” says mom to her, holding her hand. Sofia settles back onto the breast, sucking loudly. She continues to feed for a bit before lifting her head. Mom quickly asks her “are you finished?” and sits up. Sofia is looking at, and then playing with, the cat which is on the bed with them.
Mom undresses Sofia and then stands her up and sings to her as she moves her in a dance. Suddenly, mom hears one of Sofia’s brothers crying and lies Fia down on the bed and goes to see what is happening. Sofia seems unaffected by mom leaving and continues to lie on her back exploring her hands and feet. She is arching her back and almost turning over (while nestled between two large pillows).
Mom re-enters the room with a crying Luca on her hip and sits down on the couch, away from the bed. Sofia seems to stop some of what she is doing to listen as she is unable, from the way she is lying, to see mom and Luca. Her eyes move from side to side, widening occasionally. When mom starts to talk to Luca about what he was doing in the day, and some of the crying subsides, Sofia returns to playing with her hands. Soon Raphael enters the room, also crying, and joins mom and Luca on the couch. Both boys nestle into, or on top of, mom. The camera turns back to Sofia who is staring in the direction of the filmmaker. She smiles and wriggles, turning away from and back to the filmmaker repeatedly a few times.
People you will meet:
Luca Youngest Brother
Raphael Oldest Brother