Monday, August 19, 2013

Better than a Cow

Some of  you, no doubt, breast-fed your babies. It's quite popular these days. Some people even act like if you don't breast feed, you're a failure as a mom and you don't love your babies.

Don't even go there with me. Don't. Even. Motherhood is not a contest, and anyone who makes it so needs professional help.

I did breast feed, but it's definitely not for everyone, and it's not always easy or comfortable. How well I remember the blocked milk ducts, cracked nipples, and pumping. Oh, no. Pumping. A friend loaned me her very awesome breast pump that worked great, but I cannot tell you how much I felt like a cow hooked up to that thing. My husband would walk in on me while I was pumping, and I would look up at him with my big brown eyes and say, "Mooooo."

In a very sad voice.

That's why every time I look at the Papertrey stamp set called On the Farm and see the cow silhouette, I think of breast pumps and get sad. So of course, I wanted to make a congratulations on your new baby card with this set, because I am weird and strange and probably need professional help.

But I couldn't make the baby card with the cow. Oh, no.

Not the cow.

The End

PS There is no bling because it's a choking hazard. Of course.

stamps: On the Farm (Papertrey)
ink: Memento
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: no breast pump needed!


    Great card even without the choking hazard:)

  2. Love these stamps Susan, great story :) Cathy x

  3. Your story is funny. I remember feeling that way at times. I think it's genius to use those stamps for a baby card.

  4. 'Uber cool' baby card Susan (Pun intended) :)

  5. Hahahahaha, you are sooo funny, I love your blog!

  6. Really cute card an such a great story, You have a way with words!

  7. Never would have thought to use farm animals on a baby card, but you make it work, even without using any "choking hazards"! Great story, too.

  8. HIlarious story, Susan! Fabulous card, love the the "fowl" creatures perched on the sentiment!

  9. I know when I read your blog I will go away with a smile on my face. Love your cards and have learned so much about card making.

  10. Omigosh, you are so awesome it's ridiculous. :) I, too, breast-fed, but I'm definitely sick of other people making it into a contest of "whose the best crunchy (or all natural whatever) mom out here." You hit the nail on the head, everyone is different so we should just all get over it. :)

    I adore this baby card. Too cute. :)

    And one of the best stories ever. LOL!


  11. Oh, how I remember those days! :D All that nonsense about how you'd "forget" labor (never happened) - it should have been possible to "forget" those lowering moments of pumping! I think maybe you *should* do one with a cow. A blue one! *giggle*

  12. Oh yes, breast feeding! I have been there, done that, bought and washed and ironed the T-shirt!

    The best thing about being a Grandma is that you can give the little sweetheart back when a nappie/diaper needs changing or some feeding needs doing, because you've already done your time!

    Also, that's a fabulous CAS card, the Little Red Hen and her chick are gorgeous!

    love Mags B x


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