My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


1/1/07

007.... The Year 007, that is!

What a difference a year makes!

2006:
The question was, "Will we ever have a baby?"
2007:
The answer is, "YES!". Ava is here, growing like a crazy little weed (in 6-9 months size clothes at 3 months), and is the blessing of my life!

Tomorrow is the end of an era here... big J goes back to work. Sure, I can insert a boo and a hiss here, but I suppose we do have to pay some bills in the near future. I'm gonna miss my guy... he's been such a big help to me with Ava and in general around the house. He's my best friend- I'm going to have to stay really busy to keep from being lonely. I suppose the house will be clean for a while - on the upside.

We had a rather uneventful New Years Eve... Jef went to sleep around 11 and we didnt crack open the nice bottle of bubbly we had bought. That's ok though- sometimes sleep is more important, and 2007 managed to find its way here without our help!

Ava has started sleeping in her big-girl bed. She fills up the bassinet, so it was off to her room. She's sleeping most of the way through the nite... from about 8-9 pm until 5-6am. The only problem with this is that my boobs haven't gotten the memo that they are "off duty" during the long spans of slumber. I have officially stopped wearing a nursing bra to bed (3 months in a bra for 24/7 and I'm on strike folks). Usually, I can make it through the nite without a "blow out". However, lately I have been sleeping on my side and the shear force of gravity encourages my milk to let down. This inevitably leads to me waking up thinking I've either fell into a puddle, or that I am one of the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. If I do manage to wake up and discover that my adult film star breasts aren't leaking yet, I go pump. I tend to get company in the kitchen when I make my 4am pump... Jef seems to have a radar for engorgement. There's nothing like being tormented and oogled in the coldness of the kitchen at that gosh-awful time of the morning.

I've been slack at blogging lately... I just feel like the last of '06 slipped by so fast. I'm ready to start off 2007 with my birthday. I'm turning 28 this year... or in "Aradia-Time" I'm 22 again (You count to 25, then start going backwards)!

My New Years Resolution: All the usual ones apply to me I guess... Lose weight, exercise more, etc. My real goal is to see 2008 in as a "still breastfeeding" mom. Hopefully, Ava wont wean herself too soon. I was of the mindset to wean at around 1 year, but I'm just going to let her ride the boobie-wave as long as she wants. I never knew such hard work could be so much fun!

Happy New Year to All!!!

2 comments:

Berrymomnw said...

Oh, I remember those puddles. Sometimes if I was facing hubby it would spread to him in our king size bed. There was the inevitable Oh crap! and then he would go find the couch. I felt like I had to have one of those bed wetter protectors, so I wasn't always changing the sheets. Fun times, looking forward to them again! Glad you had a good new year. I wish we lived closer, I would keep you company!

meg said...

I don't know about those puddles yet, but I certainly look forward to it :) I am sure I will be bugging you with questions....

I think i am like you - 2006, my question is will I ever have a baby? 2007, I better be having one! :)

I wish you the best this year and I hope you don't get too lonely with Jeff going to work...