My name’s Jessi and you’ll probably see me around quite a bit as a regular contributor for The Leaky Boob. The world needs more laughter and smiles when it comes to boobs and the babies who claim them for months or even years at a time as their own personal all-you-can-eat buffet. You can find me over at Talk Less, Dance More usually, although, lately I’ve been slacking majorly in the blog department. Forgive me, I’ve got a lot on my plate these days. Stop by and read one day if you’re bored or curious what life in China is like for the American mother of a 2 year old expecting twins.
Living in China and being the natural/crunchy mama that I am, I find a lot of impromptu moments to educate young women here about breastfeeding, natural parenting and birth. A week or two ago I was having a conversation about the impending birth of our twins and the adventures in breastfeeding that I am sure we’ll encounter with a 20something year old Chinese girl friend. A very strange look came over her face and she asked,”Oh my gosh! How will you breast feed TWO babies at the same time?!”
I looked down at my chest, pointed to one boob, then the other and counted to two. I looked up, gave her a wink and a grin and said, “With my two boobs…?”
She immediately dissolved into a fit of laughter and then hugged me and said, “You are so wise… and brave, and I think maybe a little crazy. Good thing it is not 3 babies!”