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post #21 of 114
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Originally Posted by YesandNo View Post
Heh, the first time I spilled crumbs on my baby's head I was HORRIFIED. Now I just brush 'em off.
I worried I was giving him food allergies by dropping everything on him from salad to chocolate.

I try so hard to not check which side is next in front of everyone. But it's so automatic!
post #22 of 114
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Originally Posted by jillian+1 View Post
You eat twice as much as your husband.
: Ahh yes...

and when non-moms say, "Boy, I sure am thirsty" you think: you have no idea what THIRSTY is!
post #23 of 114
...when you run out of cow's milk and SERIOUSLY contemplate squirting some breastmilk in your tea/coffee.

...when you have to cross your arms over your chest when you hear another baby cry and you feel that familiar tingle.

...when you can have a squirtgun fight with your hubby/partner without needing a plastic squirt gun ;p

...when nursing clothes are more valuable to you than any designer posh namebrand clothes

...when your baby gets super excited to see your chest and then looks at yor face.

...when your heart melts at seeing the love and rapture in you baby's eyes while they curl their fingers around your finger as they nurse, and you feel the world go away. Yes! These are the moments that make breastfeeding the most rewarding!
post #24 of 114
...You don't buy shirts with out a deep V, scoup neck or buttons down the front.
post #25 of 114
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You've cut the neck/chest of old t-shirts so you can nurse easier at night without having to get your arms/belly cold
So I'm not the only one who does this?
post #26 of 114
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Although you're back to your prepreg weight, you can't wear any of your old shirts because they are now belly shirts.
ok, this annoys the crap out of me!


I can't wait until my boobs get a little smaller as the baby gets older. All my old shirt WOULD fit just great if not for "the girls"
post #27 of 114
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Originally Posted by Lizzardbits View Post

...when your heart melts at seeing the love and rapture in you baby's eyes while they curl their fingers around your finger as they nurse, and you feel the world go away. Yes! These are the moments that make breastfeeding the most rewarding!
aaawwww... i love those moments....!!! one of the reasons i love bfing the most is that it gives me a little while to just sit, relax and marvel at my beautiful children.
post #28 of 114
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Originally Posted by jessica_lizette View Post
And you proceed to eat said food off of the baby!


guilty.
post #29 of 114
The word "boob" has been turned into a verb.

"Is it time to boob her?"
"Is she still boobing?"

post #30 of 114
. . . . you think that the smile around a nipple is the greatest thing you've ever seen. Ahhhh, boobie smiles.
post #31 of 114
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. . . . you think that the smile around a nipple is the greatest thing you've ever seen. Ahhhh, boobie smiles.
OHHH I love those! Those are my favorite! And my girl hums when she smiles too! I also love when they fall asleep at the breast and when you pull them off to gently tuck them to sleep, a little milk dribbles down their chin. Oh....so cute! And they SMELL so sweet!
post #32 of 114
When your nursing toddler brings you her stuffed toys and plastic animals to "nurse", your only thought is "Oh, isn't that sweet, she's learning to share!".
post #33 of 114
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Originally Posted by Turkish Kate View Post
. . . . you think that the smile around a nipple is the greatest thing you've ever seen. Ahhhh, boobie smiles.
boobie smiles are the greatest
post #34 of 114
. . . your toddler and preschooler stick their stuffed animals under their shirts and proclaim, "I give him mommy milk!"

. . . your babies' breath always smells sweet.

. . . your husband grins all the time when he's home because he sees a LOT of your breasts.

I love this thread! (especially the allergy one - I'll adjust a baby's latch and think, "oh no! I was just eating a peanut butter sandwich! what if she's allergic!" )
post #35 of 114
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Originally Posted by MotheringHeart View Post
You constantly look lopsided because you left your nursing bra unhooked on one side
OR, you're constantly feeling the latches on your bra because you're constantly going out in public with one or both of them completely undone!

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Originally Posted by jenjenl18 View Post

While nursing your LO on a car trip you made many a truck drivers day and you couldn't care less.

You've had your hair pulled, been kicked in the chin and pinched in the back all at once (I've got a hyper nurser)
Or you've had dd's feet shoved in your mouth while she snorts milk out of her nose because it's just so funny!

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Originally Posted by Lizzardbits View Post

...when your baby gets super excited to see your chest and then looks at yor face.

...when your heart melts at seeing the love and rapture in you baby's eyes while they curl their fingers around your finger as they nurse, and you feel the world go away. Yes! These are the moments that make breastfeeding the most rewarding!
LOVE it! When she first latches on and her eyes glaze over like "ah, that's the stuff!"

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Originally Posted by Turkish Kate View Post
. . . . you think that the smile around a nipple is the greatest thing you've ever seen. Ahhhh, boobie smiles.
It breaks my heart every time!
post #36 of 114
: This thread is hilarious! I can relate to so many of the things on here.

I caught dd1 nursing her firetruck the other day. She also regularly nurses her care bear and other dolls. So cute.

I love those milky smiles, the eyes-rolling-in-the-back-of-the-head-lovin'-to-nurse moments. Sigh! I love nursing my LO.

I've answered the door half naked here and NIP doing the boob check or not caring if I give someone a bit of a show because hey, I'm feeding my baby!

The other day I was nursing dd2 at the park while dd1 was playing. Dd1 fell down and was kind of trapped. I carefully put dd2 down and ran to help dd1, picking her up and rescuing her. Then I realized I did all of this with my boob still hanging out. Oh well.

When I leave the house, I check for my keys, diapers, etc. but most importantly, that I have a big mug of lactation tea (fennel) and extra teabags in my purse.
post #37 of 114
You know you're a tired tandeming mom when in the last month, a friend AND dh have stopped you in mid-sentence and mid-walk to say "um, you know you're hanging out there?" and you realize that not only is your bra undone and the boob out of the cup, but it's poking out from beneath the top strap of the wrap for all the world to see. (Older child was nursing while babe was in carrier, so I got it where she could reach it and didn't put it away when she was done. Yup. Twice.)
post #38 of 114
When you don't drink Coke for 9 months because she cried for four hours when you did when she was a week old. (Yeah, seriously, that was the only time she cried that long.)

You like NIPing and just wish some stranger would say something so you could give one of the great answers you've learned on MDC.

A little booby makes everything okay(bonked head, tired, won't sleep, etc.)
post #39 of 114
....you forget to take off the stupid nipple shield and it slips to the side and you walk around all day looking like you have three nipples under your shirt.

.... you can write your name with breastmilk on the shower door. or the bathroom mirror. or anywhere else.

.... if you pump, you often wonder if your pump is talking to you

.... and if you pump and accidentally spill the bottle, you know that even though there is no use crying over spilled milk, the thought of wasting all that milk is enough to make you cry.
post #40 of 114
...knowing that no matter how tired/cranky/stressed out my lo is, boobie makes him feel safe enough to calm down and fall asleep.

...not giving a hoot about NIP with no cover because latching on correctly with one is near impossible, leading to a momma in pain and a p.o'ed lo

...not caring if my nursing pads were visible under my shirt, since a completely wet t-shirt would have been even MORE noticeable.

...you walk around with dried milk stains on your shirt from the f%$% pad slipped just a teeny bit off the nipple.

...not worrying about said stains since you are now an expert at milk stain removal.

...you do anything to keep up your supply. Like not even breathing in mint gum, shunning anything with sage and drinking copious amounts of fennel and taking fenugreek tablets everywhere.

...thinking of the inevitability of weaning, you feel so sad and depressed that you grab your lo and offer boobie to snap out of it.

...you realize that most people and books on nursing don't know anything about actually nursing. They just repeat the same (incorrect) crap, like bf being ok only every 2 hours.

...people ask if your lo is off the boob yet (asked at 3 mos) and you have this urge to clobber them, then lecture them on how lo's should be bf for at least 2 years.

...you look at how much milk banks charge per ounce of bm and, looking down, realize you have a gold mine in your bra.

...you tell dh that you are earning at least the cost of formula each month your lo bf, and that that should count when figuring out how much income each person brings in.

...you check to see if your lo got any hindmilk, completely oblivious to where you are aiming. (yep, got sisters, dh, the laptop....)

...seeing milk from any other animal makes you a bit squeamish, thinking how that is supposed to go to their young, not you. Then you wonder how the world would be if women would pump milk to be consumed by others instead. And the thought doesn't seem so far out, lol.

...both your dh & your lo are completely entranced at the sight of boobies out in the open. At the same time.

...your lo lets you know he wants to nurse by staring fixedly at the girls, repeatedly dive bombing them and tugging on your shirt. All at once. And in public too. And you don't mind at all.

Ami
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