Re: Pumping without pregnancy
Check out that link from Andrea. IIRC, there's a lot more you can do to induce lactation. Don't worry about the hysterectomy, though: you really don't need a uterus to produce milk since milk production is controlled by the brain, not the womb. And I know someone IRL who had a hysterectomy and breastfed her adopted child.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"