Thursday, November 6, 2008

"I'll have one gigundous chocolate milkshake with hot fudge, please"

Did you know that mothers-to-be who plan to nurse must supply their bodies with as much whole milk as possible in the weeks leading up to the birth of their baby? Of course you didn't. Because that isn't true. But it IS what I keep telling myself as I sit in line at the local Steak & Shake almost daily, waiting to order the most delicious milky-shake I could hope for. "This is all for Riley. This isn't about me - this is about Riley."

Do you think Dr. B will buy that this is a selfless act for my unborn child when I weigh in at Monday's appointment? He'll probably laugh me right out of the room, just as he did when I asked him (with a very straight face and in all seriousness) "How is it that a baby can be head down - so upside down - for weeks on end and not pass out? If I hung upside down that long, I'd pass out!". This doctor must think I am BRILLIANT.

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