Not-On-My-List Target Purchases + Men Drinking Breast Milk

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Most random blog post title ever? I think so! Haha!

Yesterday, my “morning” started at 4:30 AM when I heard Quinn crying. Mal actually got up with him, so I could sleep a little longer. Well, I’m actually not sleeping very much/at all during this flare. I wake up every hour or so in pain because the cramping is so bad or to go to the bathroom or to change my clothes because I have sweat through them, thanks to some intense night sweats. And, of course, I have a baby to feed, so I am a complete mess. And so tired. Blah. Things are not great right now, but I am trying my hardest to stay positive. I’m actually looking forward to starting Remicade next week. Anyway, let’s turn this post around and talk about happy stuff, shall we?

Breakfast was an egg sandwich made with bacon, Spicy Pepper Jack from The Laughing Cow, and an extra buttery toasted English muffin. My fav.

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Part II of breakfast was CAKE! Also, my fav.

My mom gave me a huge piece of leftover cake from her birthday, so I ate a few bites (of what was left of it) with my iced coffee. Cake + iced coffee = the best. Well, a few bites turned into me eating all of the frosting off of the chocolate cake. The cake is simply the vehicle for eating the frosting, right? Yep.

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It rained all day yesterday, and, as you know, I’m still flaring pretty bad, so there was no jogging stroller adventures for Quinn and me yesterday morning. Whomp whomp. But, we had a blast playing with his new bouncer (I totally didn’t want a house packed full of baby stuff, but now we have that house! AHH!) and singing songs. Quinn was an instant fan of Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”

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I really enjoy getting outside and starting our day with some activity (+ iced coffee, obviously), so by mid-morning yesterday, I was itching to get out. I think Quinn was too. He was fussier than usual and it took a bit more effort to get him down for his morning nap. I’ve noticed that he likes being out and about””looking around, smiling at strangers, and exploring the world around him. It’s really cool to see his little personality coming through.

While Quinn napped (he slept for almost an hour – holy crap!), I worked on my post and started this one. When he woke up, we played a little and then he ate again before we packed up our things and headed out for a trip to Target.

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PSA: Target sells French Bulldog and English Bulldog cookie jars. If there was a pug one, I obviously would have purchased it.

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Going into Target, here are the things I planned to buy:

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Things that were not on my shopping list, but I bought anyway:

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Yep, it happens every time.

When we got home, I was starving for lunch, so I reheated some leftovers from lunch at Legal Sea Food. (There were actually 3 slices of pizza, but I ate one while waiting for the other two to heat up in the microwave. Feed me!)

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I sat down with my lunch in the living room and read this month’s issue of Parents magazine. In it, I stumbled upon a short piece about grown men drinking breast milk for its “health benefits and all-natural energy boost.” Say what?


At first, I was like: Really??? Eww. But, then I read both sides of the argument and there’s some good points on each:

Would you allow your partner to use your breast milk as an energy drink?


“Sure””but he has to nurse. I hate pumping.”

“My whole family used my milk when I was breastfeeding! It works wonders for earaches, conjunctivitis, sore throat, rashes. I miss that natural ”˜medicine’ now that I’m done breastfeeding.”

“It’s sad that we live in a society where we’re comfortable giving our families things like packaged mac and cheese, but we say ”˜eww’ to something completely natural.”


“No. No. No. A grown man has more energy than I do. He uses it as an energy drink after I work hard and I’m tired from producing it?! Heck no!”

“No way! Mine was like gold! I cried when I accidently spilled any. I don’t think it’s gross; I just didn’t produce enough milk to share it.”

“Heck no! That stuff was too valuable when I was pumping! Buy a Red Bull.”

I guess I am still more on the ”˜NO’ side””only because I don’t have an oversupply and every little bit goes to Quinn. But, hey, if other women have an oversupply and the man in their life wants to drink breast milk as an energy drink, the more power to him! (This photo below is amazing, isn’t it?! Haha!)

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Questions of the Day

What do you think about this new “trend?” Would you allow your partner to use your breast milk as an energy drink?

What wonderful, not-on-your-list item have you recently bought at Target?

What’s your favorite food to pair with coffee?

P.S. IBD peeps: Just wanted to share this free webcast from the CCFA: What to know about biologic therapy in IBD. It’s Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM-9:15 PM EST. You just need to register online to participate. 

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