This weekend we were so very lucky to be among the first to visit the sweetest little baby beluga. She was born at the aquarium on Tuesday. First thing on Saturday we lined up early for a sneak peek. I was impressed by how hard the staff worked to create a calm and respectful environment for the new mom and her baby. I was also surprised by how emotional the whole experience was. We even saw them nursing. It was so special. The similarities between whales and humans are remarkable. I was particularly interested to find out that whales nurse their young for up to two years! I guess I must be a whale mama at heart.