Thursday, July 07, 2011

Newest member of the tribe


This is a pic from Pride week-end. We didn't stay long as the noise and crowds aren't ideal for a baby.

Our little family only got keys to our new condo yesterday. Now the unpacking begins! We've been staying with family which is truly great, but we just want to be in our own place. This whole past month has been like being on hold and my world has shrunk down to me and the baby (and a bit of TM too of course). I guess that's what your hormones due to ensure survival of the race but honestly, I need to start reconnecting with the world. Not that I haven't had a social life, but I'm moving in slow mo. Then again, when you are up two or three times a night it kind of saps your daytime energy.

My learning of this month: I don't know what I thought prior to breast feeding... I think I thought that the breast milk came out in a stream from the centre of the nipple, much like a fire hose. I thought that all the milk ducts fed into one stream. In fact the exit for milk is all over the nipple from the various milk ducts and I've learned that if my son comes of too soon, my milk spurts out in a fine shower from several directions. Think of a leaky garden hose. This has been amusing the hell out of me.

10 comments:

Ponita in Real Life said...

OMG, look that those teensy little hands! He is adorably cute, Snooze. Congrats on the keys to your new place. Happy new home!

St. Dickeybird said...

Thanks. I never knew the nipple-specifics of breastfeeding.

St. Dickeybird said...

ps. cute kid.
:)

Rox said...

LOL On the nipple activity! I'm so happy for you guys that you will now be able to settle in your place. That little schmoopsy is growin'cuter every time I see a picture!

CoffeeDog said...

ROFL about the flow of breast milk. I thought the same thing, that it came from one hole.

Good to hear from you :-)

Susan as Herself said...

YAY!!! New home! Very exciting... and so satisfying after staying with others. And may I just say that that boy is a heart-breaker? Yessiree.

Lesley said...

Adorable photo! I'm glad to see your son is off to an early start with supporting diversity! The nipple story cracked me up. I never knew that either.

Not as bad a Freak Magnet as Norman said...

Did you hear the story of the woman arrested in the States who sprayed cops with her breast milk? That was hilarious.

tornwordo said...

You mean your nipples are sprinkler heads??? I'll never think of them the same, lol.

Snooze said...

Hey everyone, thanks for all the wishes and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who wasn't aware of milk release. Too crazy about the woman who was arrested but several HIV-positive people are doing serious time for spitting on a police officer even though 'spit does not transmit'.