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June 26th, 2011, 10:49 AM
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i was here a while back-- i nursed my daughter for about 41 months, and right into my pregnancy with my now 17-month-old (almost) son Nick ("Duckie"). When she self-weaned she told me that she was done, because she was saving the rest of the milk for Baby Duckie.
I am also 8 weeks pregnant with my final baby (and I MEAN it this time! Thought Nick was the last, and was just about to get on birth control, was even warned by my step-dad with ESP, a week or two before getting a positive test, that he saw me pregnant by the end of the year... craziness!), Baby Dove. My best friend Brandon is the father, and being 39 years old with no kids, he had assumed he couldn't and wouldn't have any. But he is excited, and so am I-- I've got two deadbeat dads between my older 3 kids, and it's nice to know I have someone who will stick around, a best friend who won't fall out of my life at any point now, hehe.
so, anyhow, i don't plan to stop nursing yet. I don't know if I'll try and wean Nick at the 3rd trimester-- I tend to deliver 2-3.5 weeks early, and prematurity worries me, so I'm not sure I want the suckling and the oxytocin in my third trimester, but it would so break my heart to kick Nick off the boob. My oldest, Timmy will be 8 in august, and he only nursed for 2 months-- that still gets to me, even now-- he gets sick a lot, is it my fault?, etc. Melissa nursed 3.5 years, and it was never weird for me-- only for vertain family members, and strangers (I was asked to not NIP at the 2007 Renaissance Festival-- Michigan has no nursing laws other than "it's not indecent exposure"-- I was told I needed to find someone anytime she wanted to drink, and they'd "tuck me away" with her". I was disgusted and disturbed to the point that I just nodded along like a zombie... That happened again this year at Metro Beach. My 21-yr-old brother's friends were uncomfortable and wanted me to put a blanket over the baby's head (he wasn't having that). I find that really offensive, but again, I was so shocked that someone could possibly be that uptight that they would SAY something, I just let it go. I'm very peaceful, and not the type to start arguments, but with this, maybe I should. Personally, I think it's not just the fact that I'm nursing that made these people uncomfortable, but that I was nursing toddlers. My kids were 17 and 16 months old at these incidents. I hope they don't happen again, and I've heard that Michelle Obama has some sort of breastfeeding campaign going on-- anyone know the specifics? I am very interested, and didn't think it would affect me much, but then I went and got pregnant again.
So, to any who weren't around in -'07-09ish, when I was here the most, my name is jaQ. I'm 27, and a single sahm. Anything important is in my signature or profile, or add me on facebook@ JacqieArntfield.
nice to meet you all!

here are my little ones:
Timmy


Melissa


Nick:


and me in Florida this spring, when I was taking care of my grandparents-- we're home in Detroit now, and I take care of them fulltime:
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timothy michael, august 31, 2003, 12:02pm, 8 lb. 4 oz., 21"- 38 wks.
melissa may, april 7, 2006, 1:31pm, 7 lb. 10.5 oz., 19.5"- 36.5 wks
nicholas michael, january 31, 2010, 5:12pm, 5 lb. 11 oz., 18.25"- 37.1 wks
damon michael, january 21, 2012, 1:31am, 6 lb. 14 oz., 20", 38 wks
rainbow baby left me at 6-1/2 weeks on 09.08.12~ never forgotten, sweet child


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June 26th, 2011, 04:58 PM
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Congrats on your pregnancy and welcome back
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June 26th, 2011, 06:14 PM
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Congrats!
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June 27th, 2011, 09:00 AM
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tygrss, i know you. weren't you in my last DDC, Feb. 2010? yes, yep, yep, your blinkie says so. good to see you here.
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msjaQ- 28, pantheist AP detroit mama to:
timothy michael, august 31, 2003, 12:02pm, 8 lb. 4 oz., 21"- 38 wks.
melissa may, april 7, 2006, 1:31pm, 7 lb. 10.5 oz., 19.5"- 36.5 wks
nicholas michael, january 31, 2010, 5:12pm, 5 lb. 11 oz., 18.25"- 37.1 wks
damon michael, january 21, 2012, 1:31am, 6 lb. 14 oz., 20", 38 wks
rainbow baby left me at 6-1/2 weeks on 09.08.12~ never forgotten, sweet child


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June 27th, 2011, 01:34 PM
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tygrss, i know you. weren't you in my last DDC, Feb. 2010? yes, yep, yep, your blinkie says so. good to see you here.
Yep. Good to see you too!
I'm still around. I just don't post too often since I'm always busy with work, kids, etc.
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