Why am I quoting the Golden Girls theme song? It could be because Elise has an unnatural fascination with the show she calls, "The Grandmas." And no, I don't actually let her watch it... it's a little "mature" for her age. She just happened to wander into the room when I was watching it while nursing Mattias. I had to turn it off when Dorothy called Blanche a word that sounds like "smut" (just substitute an "l" for the "m").
Every once in awhile, she still asks me if she can watch "The Grandmas". In fact, she just asked me as I was firing up the old blog for this post... and voila, a title was born.
Now, onto my reasons for this post. First and foremost to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my post about not wanting a pump for Elise. To say I was overwhelmed would be a huge understatement.
I was so afraid to hit publish on that baby. Not because I thought you guys would want to storm my house and burn me at the stake for such hearsay, but I honestly thought that not wanting a pump for Elise made me a bad Mom. Or at the very least, a sucky stand-in pancreas.
It did my heart good to read comment after comment of support, stories of MDI-related success, and echos of "same". I loves me some D-O-C!
My second thing is that I'm still struggling with the "to-pump-or-not-to-pump" dilemma. Mostly because Fred and I are planning to take the kids to Portugal sometime this year, and the thought of travelling on NPH makes my stomach cramp a little bit. Granted, we've done 3 airplane trips on the stuff, but this will be the first time our attention will be divided between two kids, and let's not forget that Portugal has a 6 hour time difference.
I also wanted to ask what would be some good questions to go armed to the pump class with. I really wanted to do a lot of research, but haven't been able to devote much time to it due to illness and a sick, clingy baby that has suddenly decided he wants to do nothing but be held and nurse 24/7.
And last... I do have one more secret... but I'm not telling yet. And no, I am NOT pregnant. Do you think I'm freaking insane?
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