Curse You, Mother Nature!

I just came from visiting my friend and her ten pound, twelve ounce newborn. I had to see this kid for myself. Also? I neeeeeded a baby fix in the worst way.

For the first half hour or so, little Marianna was eating so her mom and I talked and laughed and I was looking at those little feet and tiny bottom and was just dying to hold her. Finally, she burped and started looking around, so I cradled her in my arms and began the bouncy, swaying, figure-eight move. It was bliss.

We were in such a trance, looking at each other (her wondering where her mommy was and me remembering immobile children) when suddenly I felt a tingling sensation. In my breast. Holy Christ.

“Um, you’d better take her back now… my milk is letting down!” I pressed the inside of my wrist against my breast and stared, wide-eyed, at my friend. “Eeeeeeeeeeee!” We both squealed.

“This is wrong. So wrong.” I haven’t nursed in ages, and I swear in a few minutes I’d have been asking for a towel and the baby would have been eyeing me with sudden interest.

I know that seven years of breastfeeding would condition my body, but come on! When does it finally believe I don’t have any more babies?

0 Responses to Curse You, Mother Nature!

  1. Katie July 20, 2005 at 1:09 pm #

    Eeek!  Mine still twinge occasionally when I hear a newborn cry.  I guess that’s what happens after multiple years of nursing.

  2. Ben July 20, 2005 at 1:48 pm #

    How can I say anything at all about this post and not come across as 1000% male?

    Um, sorry that happened…

  3. Gail July 20, 2005 at 1:52 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I remember that feeling but it’s been a long time.

  4. Jenny July 20, 2005 at 1:57 pm #

    Hah!  I haven’t nursed in over a year, and the other day I got the letdown tingles, too.

  5. Angel July 20, 2005 at 3:09 pm #

    OMG I feel so much better.  My son hasn’t nursed since February 2004 and I STILL get tingles @@  What the heck?

  6. Running2Ks July 20, 2005 at 3:46 pm #

    Crazily my friend has a 15 YEAR old son, no additional kids, and she still leaks some milk.  Go figure.

  7. Autumn July 20, 2005 at 6:45 pm #

    wow. those bodies of ours.

    I never made it to nursing, but i sometimes get weird twinges myself… perhaps that’s what is it. My body prepping… interesting.

  8. Ben July 21, 2005 at 3:46 am #

    I woke up in the middle of the night and all I could think of was stuff like this.

    Which I figure is probably better than getting stuck on this.

    And my magic password is “support.”  Heh.

  9. Surcie July 21, 2005 at 8:07 am #

    I wasn’t able to b’feed, so I’ve never had that experience. I didn’t know they could DO that so long after you’ve finished b’feeding. Freakin amazing!

  10. Southern_mommy July 21, 2005 at 9:40 am #

    isn’t that strange??  that has happened to me too..  eeeeek…

  11. pvt_idaho July 21, 2005 at 9:54 am #


    Holy cow, that’s funny!  That has to be a little off-putting.  I don’t know how you people do it:  I mean women’s bodies are amazing in so many ways and come up with such a variety of creative ways of suprising you!!

  12. Lizzie July 21, 2005 at 10:29 am #

    Great imagery—oh great…now, I’m leaking!

  13. joeybagOdonuts July 21, 2005 at 10:51 am #

    Alright, alright—I’m twinging and leaking and heaving and dropping…there’s milk everywhere, I keep filling up container after container, it won’t stop—it’s like a I love Lucy episode over here and the conveyor belt isn’t moving fast enough!

    Please help! I’m running out of glasses!
    I’m thinking everyone to my house—you bring the bag O’donuts and I’ll supply the rest!


  14. Ben July 21, 2005 at 11:00 am #

    Everybody sing!

    Raindrops keep falling on my head
    And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his
    Bed, nothing seems to fit. These
    Raindrops keep falling on my head
    They keep fallin’

    So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
    And I said I didn’t like the way he got things
    Done, sleep in’ on the job, these
    Raindrops keep falling on my head
    They keep fallin’

    But there’s one thing I know, the blues they send to meet me
    Won’t defeat me, won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

    Now I’ve gotta run watch Butch and Sundance et. al.

    My word now is “england.”  Whassup with that?

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