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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hmm...apparently, it's National de-lurking week. Who knew?

Anyway, the idea is that you're supposed to stop just reading and going away and start commenting, even if it's only on this thread.

Think of it as your chance to say "hi." Think of it as your chance to shamelessly plug your own blog. ;) Think of it as your chance to see who else hangs out here that you know.

So do it, I dare ya! Regular commentor, long time lurker, first time visitor, I don't care. Just hit that little comment button down there and tell us who you are.

Seriously...I'm curious. You shouldn't get to peep in my windows all day without me occasionally getting to turn the inside light off so I can see you too. ;)


  1. Anonymous Natalie | 8:49 PM |  

    Okay, I just got my baby to sack out for the night in the sidecar (first time ever!), so I'll celebrate by being the first to de-lurk. My name's Natalie, I live in Chicago, and I've been lurking since I linked from the Motherwear site during the first breastfeeding blog carnival. First-time mom of a 2-month-old, going back to work in a couple weeks, and hoping to make pumping work despite facing the special challenges of being a public school teacher (no blog yet, but that will probably be high on the list of topics covered when my blog finally materializes). Thanks for an always entertaining and informative read!

  2. Anonymous Colleen Newman | 11:01 PM |  

    Hi Jennifer,
    I am a lurker but you know that. I am also a "wanna be" blogger. One of my goals this year is to blog more than the 15 times I did all of last year! I have just added a post on my site about your water container blog chain. http://mybabyandmore.com/blog/

    Talk to you soon,

  3. Anonymous Anonymous | 5:00 AM |  

    I'm here, posted before, love your blog!

  4. Anonymous Anonymous | 5:59 AM |  

    I am de-lurking as a fan of yours! Anyway, I tagged you yesterday on my blog but couldn't get the comments to work! So check out the water post: Splish, Splash and see that you were tagged!

  5. Anonymous Jolie | 6:52 AM |  

    Hi! My name is Jolie. I'm a lurker too. I love your blog. I found it through the 1st Motherwear blog carnival also. I am a first time mom of a 9 month old, BF when I am with my baby and pumping when at work. I hope to continue for at least 12 months. Thanks

  6. Anonymous Anonymous | 6:57 AM |  

    Hello there--
    In spirit of de-lurking, I will also introduce myself though I have popped up here before. I'm Gina from Washington, DC, mom to 2 1/2 year old son Luca (breastfed for 18 months) and almost 6 year old daughter Jalen who was breastfed for 17 months and who was the catalyst for changing my career to work in breastfeeding promotion and education. After working on National Breastfeeding Campaign for the government, now working at Lansinoh and happily aspiring to become an IBCLC. Love your blog--really like your style.

  7. Anonymous Carrie | 7:07 AM |  

    Not delurking because I was never lurking, but hi Jennifer :)

  8. Anonymous Kris Cragan | 7:41 AM |  

    Hi All,
    My first ever comment! I picked up the gauntlet...I also came via the motherwear blog a few months ago and check in periodically. I live and work in the same town where Motherwear is...took a breastfeeding class with Tanya (motherwear blogger). I am mom to Eli, who is 11 months and EBF.

  9. Anonymous Anonymous | 9:36 AM |  

    I lurk and don't expect to be blogging anytime soon. I just love to hear stories from other breastfeeding women. My son is now 6 months old and exclusively breastfed! I especially loved the "slinging Emmitt" video!


  10. Anonymous Angela | 10:58 AM |  

    You know me, sometime commenter, LLL leader and fellow breastfeeding blogger (okay, member of the "boobie brigade" LOL). I enjoy reading the comments too!

  11. Anonymous Alena | 12:37 PM |  

    Hi. You've seen me here before. I've been reading this blog for probably close to 2 years. Love it!

    I have a 2 year old son, who's still breastfeeding. I'm actually starting to think that he's addicted to my breastmilk, because all my attempts at gentle weaning proved futile.

  12. Blogger heidi | 1:57 PM |  

    Sometime commenter, avid reader here:)

    I'm nursing my first (and only if plans stay as erm, planned...) baby, who is seven and a half months now. I work four days a week outside the home and pump there for Molly. It's about 50% futile, though, as she pretty much starves herself until I'm home and nurses all night long.

    Having read voraciously during my pregnancy, I felt very passionately about nursing and lactivism before I had even met Molly. We had problems in the beginning, and supplemented for two weeks or so, but sense then it's been smooth sailing.

    Thanks for the informative and fun blog- and for your real-life activism too:)

  13. Anonymous Michelle | 2:14 PM |  

    Hi Jennifer, I've been reading since you first started the blog in conjunction with your 30 day experiment. I just happened to be a new mom and enjoy reading about your experiences, marketing and motherwise. Thanks for sharing!
    My son is now 17-mos and I am in the process of weaning him. I also work from home doing marketing for a software company.

  14. Blogger Jennifer | 2:20 PM |  

    Keep it coming ladies, this is really interesting! :)

    (And a hearty "hey there!" to those of you delurking for the first time!)

  15. Blogger heather | 5:00 PM |  

    Hi Jennifer, I'm Heather a mother of 2 from Houston TX. I nursed my now 4 yr old for 15 months and am currently nursing my 14 month old son.

    Love your blog. I found it through the motherwear blog a few months ago.

  16. Blogger Sin City Mom | 10:32 PM |  

    Lurker here. I think I have issues. I don't even like to leave messages on answering machines.

  17. Blogger Amy | 5:56 AM |  

    I'm not sure if I'm delurking for the first time or not. I first linked here from BBC Childbirth Choices. I hang out there on and off and I've thought you usually made pretty insightful comments, so I was curious what you'd say in your own forum.

    I've enjoyed it here. I had trouble with BFing myself (or, rather, my daughter) so hearing your EP and EBF stories is encouraging.

  18. Anonymous Anonymous | 1:18 PM |  

    I am a lurker, I read often. I have two year old and we had an awful breastfeeding relationship. It ended up with me failing and giving up 2 months in. I regret it, but there is not to much I can do now. I fully intend on breastfeeding my next becuase I have learnt so much and met so many amazing people since giving up over two years ago.
    I can't remember how I found your blog, but it is bookmarked and I check in regularly :)

  19. Anonymous Christy | 6:19 PM |  

    Thanks for the invitation to delurk. I've been visiting occasionally for the last month or so. A google search on milk banking led me here. I'm a mother of two boys, (2 1/2, and 5 months) both born at home. I breastfed the oldest for 16 months, and am currently exclusively breastfeeding the younger one. I really enjoy your posts!

  20. Blogger nurturing notes | 6:33 PM |  

    Hi, I heard about your blog before through Lactnet, but I just came back via Mocha Milk. I decided I'll start commenting here because I don't have much time before my 5 mo gets bored and I have to hold her again. I'm with you on the HFCS. I am a dietitian and I want to eliminate it from my foods too. I'll comment more on that later. Anyway, my blog focuses on maternal and infant nutrition, but it is really about my life and thoughts too. Not much posted there. I have more ideas than I have time for.
    Take care,

  21. Blogger Adrienne | 10:35 AM |  

    I know this was a request from a few days ago, but I'm up with jet lag so I thought I'd go ahead anyway.

    My name is Adrienne and I'm a mother of three. (or is that MOT? hehe)I'm not a blooger but do have a website www.belaires.com.

    Am a very firm believer in BF and have breastfed each until they were ready to quit so with each new baby for a time I BF both which was interesting!

    My mother was a LLL leader here in Saudi (I should mention we live in Saudi Arabia) when I was a little girl and now I attend the meetings myself of course. Funny how that stuff gets handed down through generations. What a gift.

    Anyway - first time "lurker" on your site and avid BF educator to anyone who will listen... : )

  22. Blogger Darlene | 5:01 PM |  

    Hi! Ok, Jennifer, you called me out. I'm just about the only Grandma out here today but I don't really mind. I just wish this kind of support was available when I was nursing my two sweeties. Back then, nursing in pubic got about the same reaction as..uh...let's see....Miss Spear's recent on-the-town photos! Thank God there were no camera phones...I would have been all over the Internet! LOL!

    Keep it up, Jennifer. I have a new addiction now...well, unless Grey's Anatomy is on, then you're toast! ;)

  23. Blogger Darlene | 5:14 PM |  

    I'm soooo embarassed! In my last post a few minutes ago, I left the 'l' out of "public"...must have been a Freudian slip, given my comment about Ms. Spears! I was drinking tea when I spotted that little flub up and now I can't get the sting out of my nose from the tea making a u-turn!

  24. Blogger Melissa | 9:39 AM |  

    Days late and many bucks short but thats what I get for being out of town (gasp! a vacation?!) and not having an internet connection to keep up on my blog reading.

    Melissa from Portland, Oregon. Mother to a 5 month old baby girl named Noe who I wish I could breastfeed all day long but alas, I am a working mom who pumps a couple of times a day. Too bad stay-at-home dad can't/won't lactate. :-)

    Am also a stepmom to two boys ages 11 and 18. The 18 year old is in college so doesn't get exposed to often to breastfeeding but thankfully the 11 year old no longer even bats an eye when the boob comes out. I'd like to think I've done a good job educating him without ever opening my mouth.

    Found the blog believe it or not while searching for information on the airport nurse in of November last year. I completely missed it and wondered how people organize and/or hear about those types of things. Is there some magical list you can get on that alerts you to important breastfeeding gatherings like that? Anyway, now I know where to go! I am subscribed to several lactivist/booby brigade type blogs, dream of having the time to start my own, and in the meantime just make comments on others. :-)

    Thanks for the great reads, ideas, product reviews, and daily laughs. Keep it going!

  25. Blogger Karen | 10:10 AM |  

    I am Karen, mother to 4 month old Ian. I found you through Motherwear. I just came back to Egypt after being in the US for most of my pregnancy and don't have a circle of "mommies like me" yet, so blogs like yours give me a "virtual circle". Thanks!


  26. Anonymous BACA Los Angeles | 12:13 PM |  

    Hello all-
    I got a link here looking for the "booby brigade". I am with Bikers Against Child Abuse in Los Angeles. We exist to give support to abused children. You can visit our international website at www.bacausa.com, and email our chapter at baca_losangeles@yahoo.com

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