Friday, October 05, 2012

United Airlines actually said no breastfeeding on planes is company policy?

The link above leads to a very disturbing article about United. I am outraged that this could happen.

To deny a baby the right to eat because there is no bottle is discrimination. This mother would not have been harrassed in such a manner if she was using a bottle.

Nursing a child should not expose a mother to shame based on the bottle standard. You have no right to deny children comfort and food due to the complaints of other passengers. How can the comfort of an adult compare to the needs of a child?

Without an immediate statement of company policy which supports nursing moms, you should expect a flurry of outrage.

As the due date goes by again, I think of Alex

Why doesn't having a live daughter's birthday the day before cushion the blow of the dead baby's due date?  It seems harder this year, since I think I had a miscarriage again this month.  I've never had a three week visit from Aunt Flo without a baby being involved somehow.

And I only took one day off work while that was happening.

An acquaintance lost her full term first born this week.  That hit me hard too.  I'd never even met her, but I can still send prayers.

Has it really been three years already?  Sometimes it feels like I can still feel Alex rolling around inside me.  Leaves me wondering if I ever really felt him move.  Could Hubby have felt gas kick him?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wow, time flys

A year since I posted, how time flys.  Well, my cycles are getting longer.  I've had a few times when I bought a stick to pee on, but no luck.  I've started sleeping later and resting more.  Welcome to menopause.

Monday, August 16, 2010

If they are asking for it, they are too old

Yesterday, Veronica brought me a little picture album to ask me which cat was in a picture. We flipped through the other pages and I saw one of her. I explained that she was only a few minutes old, and look at those hands. She made this curly sort of gesture like she was looking to feel for boobs. I said that those hands meant she was asking to nurse.

If we look at the illogical phrase in the light of the bottlefeeding is normal commercial media. It does make sense. Typically scheduled bottle feedings should end when the child is talking. Asking for a feeding is wrong because we are supposed to watch the clock instead of the child. This is another case of holding breastfeeding moms to standards created for bottle feeding.
(reposted here from comments I made elsewhere, to save or myself)
Another stick has been disposed of.  Two weeks late, and no sign of anything.  CVS early response is 54% accurate four days before cycle start, and 99.9% on cycle start day.   So, if we haven't DTD in twelve days, that should mean.... Menopause ... Right?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stick said no

Ten days late.  POS last night, BFN.  It was new moon.  I'm thinking I should do something to commemorate the occasion.  In thirty years of cycling, I've never been a week late without involving a fetus.  This is the beginning of menopause,and I should celebrate my new phase.

I'm thinking some time alone might just be what I should do to honor the start.  From reading susun weed, I know that taking time to just be with my new self is the best thing I can do to embrace it instead of fighting.

(I don't usually use the acronyms, but I thought it might prevent this from being TMI for those who don't know the terms by heart(ache).)

Friday, August 06, 2010

Late again....

The happy visitor failed to arrive on Monday, and now it is Friday.  I guess I'll be buying a stick to pee on soon.  Not getting my hopes up.  I had my well person visit on Wednesday and talked about how my cycles are sometimes more frequent and sometimes the flow lasts much longer than my previous thirty years of cycling.  Her answer, "Welcome to menopause."

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh Well

I guess I can give away more baby stuff this month.