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Monday, March 31, 2008I am incredibly honored that Jennifer invited me to blog on The Lactivist. I hope I can meet the high standards that have been set around here! :)
Figured I should introduce myself before I dive in and start posting my opinion on things, so here goes (don't worry - it's quick... I hate introductions!)
Let's see... Hi! I'm Anna. I'm 34 and very much a Libra. I've been married to Lee for 6 years, I'm Mama to Jonny (5.5yrs), Gracie (4yrs) and Levi (2yrs), and I'm Stepmama to Austin (11yrs). Austin lives in Boston with his mom for most of the year, but he does visit on summer break and for a few breaks during the school year. Lee is a SAHD who spoils me rotten (as in... I honestly don't remember the last time I touched the laundry, and yet I always seem to have clean clothes), and I work full-time as the Director of Operations for Lextant. I love my job, and Lee loves being at home... we wouldn't have it any other way.
As for breastfeeding, I think I'm somewhere around just over 4 years and counting. Well, not currently counting; Levi weaned around 18 months. However, as Jennifer mentioned, we're expecting twins(!) this summer, so the milk wagon will once again be in business! I confess: I'm nervous about working full-time and keeping up with breastfeeding two babies. Levi came to work with me every day until he was 9 months old, so that made breastfeeding relatively easy. I can probably bring the babies to work with me occasionally, but really... unless I have the best babies on the planet, the likelihood of them being able to accompany me daily is pretty slim.
Before we even get to nursing them, though, the big decision we're wrestling with right now is where to have them: at home with a midwife, or in the hospital with an OB. I'll write more on that subject in a separate post!
Well - that's me. I look forward to writing more, and to getting to know all of you!