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Owen Wednesday? What's that? Everybody knows you never take any pictures of the second child.

While we wait for me to get off my ass, here's something I didn't know about breastfeeding before I did it. Yes, you absolutely will have considerably enhanced boobs, which for some of us means the only chance in life to actually have boobs plus some once in a lifetime cleavage. However, those rocking boobs and awesome cleavage will look like a textbook illustration of Your Circulatory System. Huge, prominent, highly-visible, purple veins. Seems making milk requires extra blood flow.

It's like sexy and disgusting all rolled into one.

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Ahhh, the "roadmap of veins"... We talk about this in the breastfeeding class I teach. And yes, it IS because our bodies DO need more blood supply to make milk. Also, the veins usually form and make themeselves known during pregnancy, so even the non-nursing mamas get to experience this phenom! =)

This really is an exclusive club, motherhood, isn't it?

I am so pale my skin is rather translucent anyway, so the chest veins really stood out while I was nursing. I think I would have been a vampire's wet dream.

Oh, thank goodness you remembered Owen Wednesday. When I got online moments ago, I had decided that, in the name of second children everywhere, I was going to have to pass along a gentle reminder.

And, I definitely needed an Owen Wednesday yesterday.

You think that's sexy and disgusting, just wait until you are done nursing. You're on a whole new level. "The girls" as I like to call them, get a little um, how do I put this . . . depressed? It's the second child that sends them over the age. Suddenly the perk is gone and they can't look anyone in the eye anymore. I was watching something, Dr. 90210? Nip/Tuck?? Can't remember, but anyhoo they were saying if you can hold a pencil under your boob, you need a lift. A pencil? Seriously? That's it? Dude, I've got my purse, the dry cleaning, two bags of groceries and the four year old under there. How do you think I get the clean laundry up the stairs in one trip? So enjoy the purple voluptuous-ness while you can. It only gets worse. Gee don't you just love honesty from total strangers? Wanna be friends?

April you crack me up...I now see my future.....YEAH!

oh..so..true, at least the sexy and disgusting part. Me and my two kid havin' a-cup are gonna cry now.

As your little one gets older, you only get that really full feeling when you miss a feeding. Eventually, your body figures out how to regulate all that milk.

We have two breasts, your body figures there are two babies. That's why in the beginning, you make a lot of milk.

Of course, Mia Bean is older now, so you could be the exception. You just might have a lot of milk.

Lucky you! But if you leave it, it will eventually reabsorb, just pump enough to take the edge off.

And I loved my wonderfully firm boobs when I was nursing. Looked so much better than my pitiful scant B cup now!

As your little one gets older, you only get that really full feeling when you miss a feeding. Eventually, your body figures out how to regulate all that milk.

We have two breasts, your body figures there are two babies. That's why in the beginning, you make a lot of milk.
You could be the exception. You just might have a tons.

Lucky you! But if you leave it, it will eventually reabsorb, just pump enough to take the edge off.

And I loved my wonderfully firm boobs when I was nursing. Looked so much better than my pitiful scant B cup now!

Ah yes, but remember, it will even out as the baby gets older. Your body thinks: two breasts for two babies. So you make more milk. At first.

And while you do at least you get to enjoy "Huge tracts of....land."

I loved that stage, I actually had boobs! Much better than the scant B I have now.

VERY true. But when you're done nursing? Mine looked like tea-bags. I'm planning to nurse Roo until she's 12.(YEARS, not months.)

Hilarious!

Worse than the swollen roadmaps...are when your boobs are sizably larger than your newborns head. (Happens to me every time!)

That just aint right my friend!

Happy nursing!

If only those veins would secretly read as a treasure map, only by you when read from your vantage point!

I was literally noticing this phenomenon on my own chest just this evening. I thought, have my veins always looked soooo blue? Have I always had this many veins in that area? Too funny!

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