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    OMG, I can't believe what I just did. I BF DD down for her nap (she had a busy day and was worn out enough to go down for a change!). I swear any time DD BF's for an extended time (longer than 5 minutes these days), those BF'ing hormones make me super relaxed and sleepy and a bit spacy.

    I got up from BF'ing thinking I needed to take out one of my contact lenses and put some solution on it because it had dried out some and went into the bathroom carrying my drink (Diet Coke). I set the Diet Coke next to my contact solution by the sink, took out my contact lens, and the next thing I notice, I'm pouring Diet Coke over my contact! I swear, BF'ing seems to make me do things with half a brain sometimes! It seems like the effects I feel from the oxytonin get stronger as DD gets older too (DD is 21 months).
    Cheryl

    Mommy to Tessa Noelle 12/14/07

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    it's mommy brain, I still have it and both my children have weaned.

    Kimberly Mommy to Landin and Avery

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    That sounds like something I'd do!
    Teal

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    Last week I tried and tried to take my right contact out and it was hurting and then I noticed that the contact lenses were already in the case! Apparently I had taken them out BEFORE I nursed Lilah to sleep.

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    DH always makes fun of me that BF DS has made me have the opposite of PPD, like PPElation or something. He compares me to "Brick" in the movie Anchorman....I love lamp...I love chair..."Is there anything you DONT love honey?" Love that oxytocin!!

    Emily, mommy to
    Jeremija Charles - 5/30/07 - nursed 26 mo, and
    Aleksandar Hayes - 12/13/09 - nursing strong!


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    OHHH I can't wait to have the BF hormones back! I miss those sleepy happy feelings.
    Lisa

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    Actually laughing out loud at my desk at work...they must think I'm crazy here! I get like that. The "love" feeling. It's the most awesome natural high feeling, better than "sex" high. I love it!
    Carie

    Wife to Jimmy 8/14/09

    Mommy to Abigail Elizabeth born 8/12/08
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    4 months: 16lbs 6oz 26"
    6 months: 19lbs 14oz 27 1/2"
    9 months: 23lbs 3oz 30 1/2"
    12 months: 26lbs 13oz 36"

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    Brick! I get spacey too. And thristy. DH doesn't even wait for me to ask anymore, he just brings me a glass of water when I sit down to nurse.
    “We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”
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    lol - I'm convinced that the reason breastfeeding makes babies smart is because the milk is made out of mom's braincells :-)
    Partner to Shrike since 1998, Mama to Peeper born 10/27/08 (@ 36 weeks)
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    lovin' our cloth and I'm probably right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*whozat View Post
    lol - I'm convinced that the reason breastfeeding makes babies smart is because the milk is made out of mom's braincells :-)
    This has GOT to be true!! I used to be so smart (graduated w/4.0) but now...not so much.

    But at least I'm not alone! You guys are craking me up!
    Jen - mom to 3
    DD who I FF
    I survived 10 painful mastitis infections and managed to nurse DS1 till he was 3 years and 7 months
    and now DS2 4 years now working on gentle weaning and


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