Sunday, July 20, 2008
What do these 3 animals have in common?
Their TEETH are my WORST NIGHTMARE.
(If you don't like to talk about boobs, nursing, or the word "nipples"...skip this story)
While I was pregnant with our first, Toby, I kept hearing horror stories of how bad breastfeeding was. How, especially in the beginning, it was just torture on one's nipples! I could think of few more painful things that could happen to my body. Anyhow thanks to these stories I started having nightmares about different animals latching onto me. The first was this whacked out dream of me giving birth to a teeny little alligator and then being told that it was time to feed it and having to hook all of its hundreds of sharp pointy teeth up to me and enduring the pain because I had to feed this stupid alligator. Not good. The other one was that I came across this old barn in the middle of who-knows-where, and found an emaciated baby horse who was starving and felt that the only moral decision would be to let it partake of my milk and so hesitatingly I let this horse and his big horse teeth also latch on. Luckily these nightmares did not overlap and they weren't nursing simultaneously. But now I have a new nightmare evolving in real life. Chase decided to cut his first 2 teeth this past week at 5 months old. What the...?! My first two kids didn't get teeth until after 8 months, just about the time when I finished up the nursing thing. We'll see how long this lasts.