AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: You should talk about boobs too DATE: 9/27/2007 07:56:00 PM ----- BODY:

I never thought I would talk about boobs so much on this blog.

Of course I never thought my boobs would get to serve a purpose. I didn't expect to get to have children. Now, I sit, Bird tippy tapping just below my belly button, and I'm peeking over my chest at the computer screen. These boobs have grown to mammoth proportions, getting ready to perform the most important task in the world. Feeding my child.

Right now, women all over the blogosphere are uniting to speak up about breasts. So many of us have been talking about how you don't have to have a lump to have breast cancer. Now though, we are talking about breast feeding.

Facebook, MySpace, Applebee's, Delta Airlines, all have brought their companies under the wrath of mothers everywhere by treating breast feeding as something dirty. Something that needed to be covered and hidden. Something that we should be ashamed of.

I don't have accounts on Facebook or MySpace. I would rather lick the bottom of some movie theater seats than have to eat at Applebees. And I fly American because there is more leg room on some of their planes. I'm all leg. And boob.

I can't even talk about Bill Mahr. It makes me too mad. Someone should wax that man's balls. With really really hot wax.

But I can post the button. And let you know that if you post breastfeeding pictures or you want to breastfeed while you shop, eat, blog - go for it. It's not bothering me one bit.

While I considered joining in and posting a picture of the acres of dairy farm that have taken up residence, there is no baby yet. So I am refraining. No baby, no boobs. So sorry. I don't have access to a wide angle lens anyway.

I joke a lot about my breasts now. I mean, they are crazy huge now, and some days, all I can do is laugh because my shoulders and back hurt, and I look a bit cartoonish. Pictures of me look photoshopped with my tiny head and overwhelming chest. It's hard to find clothes that fit, and I look a good 20 pounds heavier than I really am, just because of the chest.

But to honest. Completely honest, I'm not laughing at them all the time. I'm not ashamed of them. I'm actually kind of proud of them. It's like they are really rising to the occasion. Well, they aren't really rising I suppose.

But they are real, and they are fabulous.

At least that's what I hear. From the guy, called Guy, sitting to my left.

Guy, and those construction workers I walked past downtown today. Awesome.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous twolinesonastick DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 12:25:00 AM EDT Yay for boobie pride :) Seriously, it helps to be strong about breastfeeding before you start, because it's not always easy. Knowing how much you want it, and not being afraid to do it wherever, will help you be successful! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous The Farm House Kids DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 1:45:00 AM EDT C.,

I know we don't know each other very well, but I kind of have a huge favor to ask you.

Can I have just a tiny little bit of each boob? Little Bird won't miss just a little bit.

I promise to take care of them and I'll wear them proudly. I promise!

Tanya ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Karaoke Diva DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 7:49:00 AM EDT LOL! You are indeed boobalicious! :-) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous MamaGeek @ Works For Us DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 8:11:00 AM EDT A-men sister. I also swiped to post later. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous T with Honey DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 9:43:00 AM EDT Pregnant and nursing boobies are so beautiful. I started talking about them and admiring them from the time I was 2-months pregnant until Princess started weaning.

As twolinesonastick said, Yay for boobie pride! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous gail DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:16:00 AM EDT Boobs rock, even mine. ANd I will post my boobie photo for the world to see when I get my blog back up, snort. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous FENICLE DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:34:00 AM EDT Something about those jugs that just makes you feel proud!! I can totally see why some women who have very small chests opt for implants. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Redneck Mommy DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 12:10:00 PM EDT You had me at boobs.

Rawr. I love me a good set. Especially when they're useful and not just decorative.

And thanks for cheering me up with the image of hot wax on Bill's balls. I couldn't think of a nicer image to that jackass of a man. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Whymommy DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 12:13:00 PM EDT Boobs were made for breastfeeding. Wait. See. It will be so amazing, you'll burst with pride.

It sounds like you're there already.


You'll see. They're going to be put to good use, and Little Bird will love you for it. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jess DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 12:59:00 PM EDT WOOHOO for boobies! (I have nothing moree poignant to add...) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Lisa DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 1:03:00 PM EDT All legs and big, bodacious tata's. Am envious. Very, very envious right now. (And its not fair because my boobs didn't get bigger when I got pregnant. But my ribcage did. Geez. I felt like I was a barrel or something.)

So glad you are enjoying the physical changes that come with pregnancy. And am loving the nickname you have for the baby too. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Liz DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 1:03:00 PM EDT "they are real. and they are fabulous."

perhaps one of the BEST seinfeld lines ever spoken.

Great post. you know where i stand on this! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous slackermommy DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 1:35:00 PM EDT Excellent post, girl! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous katy DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 5:35:00 PM EDT I spent many years when I was young praying for bigger boobies....I forgot to ask that my butt not grow faster than my boobs. Sigh! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bon DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:10:00 PM EDT god, i loved this, Canape. i snickered, and smiled at your good humour about apparently having basketballs stuck to your chest, and totally warmed in your pride in 'em at the same time. i get it. and Li'l Bird is going to love them, Whymommy is quite right. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous slouchy DATE:Friday, September 28, 2007 at 10:14:00 PM EDT Love this post. And this line -- "rising to the occasion."

Heh. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Steph DATE:Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 7:51:00 AM EDT You rock! Pure and Simple. Yay for boobie pride! ----- --------