My friend Mary Lou sent me this article from the NY Times titled "Ban the Breast Pump." Now, do I think anyone should feel guilty for not breast feeding? No. You have to figure out what works best for you and your family. You may not be able to breast feed. You may not have time or desire or opportunity. Super. However, to belittle women for attempting to comply with what the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended (Breast milk = really good) is ridiculous. I think that to suggest that using breast pumps is archaic and demeaning for women is narrow-minded and the opposite of that by which feminism is supposed to be defined. Even if women chose to breast feed for totally self-serving reasons- they simply wanted to burn the extra calories, that is their stinking choice. Find a better rallying point. End tangent.
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On a sunnier note, the sun came out today. Heh. We got a lot of snow these past couple of days but Erie didn't break into the number one spot. So, I guess we'll be content with the #2 snowiest winter of all Erie times. I am totally happy with #2, by the way. Especially if that means no more snow and much more sunshine.
10 days until Henry's due date. I don't think he'll be an easter baby but who knows! I'm semi-nesting...passively nesting. Like today, I scrubbed out the microwave. Ew. But that was also after I stayed in bed for 11 hours last night. So, more rest than nest really. We've been trying a few of the home remedies (even that one, cousin) to encourage my cervix to maybe dilate to at least a centimeter...c'mon cervix. No doctor's appointment until Tuesday so we'll see. My friend Mary Lou ate buttloads of pineapple so maybe I'll try that in a few days.