My sister-in-law once dated a guy who showed up to pick her up for a date with a dozen roses tucked under his arm and TWO pies. While I consider this to be the epitome of AWESOME, my husband still to this day tells that story with a twinge of bitterness (it's mostly a big-brotherly-type thing, I think). He says, "Come on! Who shows up with TWO pies? Why would he need to do that?" My impression of Two Pies Guy is that he was a bit of a slimeball in the end, but how would you have known that on Two Pies Day? Wouldn't you have been all "HOLY WOW THIS GUY IS TOTALLY MARRIAGE MATERIAL!"? Yeah. Me too. (So if there are any guys reading this who want to make Valentine's Day memorable: BRING FOOD).
The reason I tell this story is because today I know about having a completely non-slimy Two Pies Guy:
Is everyone all freaked about peanut butter? Since I don't watch television anymore except for catching up on LOST and The Office online (except for last night I saw most of the episode of The Office after the Superbowl. OH MY GOSH DID YOU SEE KAREN FILIPPELLI in the little preview thingie? IS ANYONE ELSE FREAKING OUT?! I seriously had nightmares about it last night I was so upset), I've only heard little smatterings of the peanut butter salmonella hullabaloo. I figured we're ok since none of us have gotten ill yet and we eat peanut butter/things with peanut butter in them almost every day. Then the other day I was grumbling about living in LA and having to choose which grocery store to go to based on the time of day and how many crackheads would be hanging around the parking lot (I wish I was exaggerating but, NOPE) and was pleasantly surprised when I checked out that this was included at the end of my receipt:
… a list of all things that have been recalled/pulled from the shelves! Wasn't that nice?! Too bad I ate like 5 of the Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch CLIF Bars in the last week but since I'm not dead right now, it's probably ok.
Also, have you checked out Momversation.com yet? I know this sounds like a total commercial but I have really been enjoying this website for the past month. Today a video is up about breastfeeding, and I'm totally curious to know what you all think about it. I have never had anyone comment on how I feed my child one way or another, but lately I have been feeling SO GUILTY for feeding her formula (we still nurse about twice a day, she eats solids for one meal a day, and otherwise she gets bottles –3 to 5 a day). I read Lizzie's blog about getting her supply back up after being sick and I felt like a total failure. All morning I've been battling back and forth about getting my pump out and trying to dry pump for 4-5 days and going to get some fenugreek to see if it helps. Fact is, I'M TORN. On the one hand, I want to breastfeed Sydney. I love breastfeeding her! I want her to receive all the benefits of mother's milk and I want to spend that time with her. Nursing is cheap and very convenient … sometimes. On the other hand, I want to leave the house occasionally. I don't want to have to deal with pumping, washing pump parts, etc. Have you ever felt guilty for going to bed without pumping?! I HAVE. The point is, my daughter is doing great! She's growing like a weed and has a huge appetite and I think she's transitioning in terms of her dietary needs.
I don't know if there's really a question here. No one has criticized me (except for myself) for how we feed our daughter. I'm just curious how you all feel about it. Have you felt totally guilty for feeding your kid formula or obligated to breastfeed to the point you are going insane because you have to pump or take your kid with you everywhere? This video is interesting. And for the record I have gotten totally eyeball screwed for nursing in public (I was using a nursing cover and you couldn't see anything!) and I think that is messed up.
And speaking of nursing, my baby has latched on … to my forearm. Bye!