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  • Anne Catherine

    Ill register, thank you!! If I don’t win, I will buy it!

    • Amy Tuteur, MD

      It’s interesting that Dr. Stuebe has not responded. I’m not surprised; she can’t rebut what I wrote.

      • Anne Catherine

        I know… the just ignore the facts and keep on doing what they are doing –it’s weird. And these are MD’s and people with advanced degrees –I could understand it a little more if it were LLL/fringy people.

        Not really sure why the ABM continues doing the blog –it’s mostly naysayers who comment—-

    • Gene

      Link to the ABM blog?

  • An Actual Attorney

    Unrelated Update: An Actual Baby Girl was born Tuesday night, shortly before midnight. She was scheduled for a 37-week CS the next morning, but felt that waiting wasn’t the right course for her. My water broke and I started into honest-to-G-d labor, so scheduling went out the window.

    She is ruined, I tell you. She’s been hatted, formulaed, vaccinated, and spent the night in the nursery last night while my wife went home to care for Actual Kid.

    In truth, she’s perfect.

    • Inmara

      Congratulations! Have an easy recovery and enjoyable postpartum time!

    • yentavegan

      Hooray! Happy Parenting and hope you have a cornucopia of wet/soiled diapers, spit up , cheesing, and snuggles with your newest family member!!!

    • Empliau

      Congratulations on your Unnatural but Actual baby! We all hope for the good sleeper – but whoever she is, the cuteness and the love make it all worthwhile. Enjoy!

    • MaineJen

      Congratulations! These kids love to upset our plans, don’t they??

    • momofone


    • Megan

      Hooray! Welcome, Actual Baby Girl!

    • demodocus

      Congrats!! Guess she was excited to meet everyone 😉

    • Daleth

      WONDERFUL! YAY! Congrats to the whole family! Although it’s really sad that you hatted her. Hatting is just one letter away from hating!

    • MI Dawn

      Many congratulations and I hope you and your wife have a great time with Actual Baby Girl and Actual Kid.

    • Anne Catherine

      Congrats! Whats ‘hatted’?

      • Charybdis

        Putting a hat on the baby. Apparently it inhibits proper bonding and breastfeeding according to the woo folks.

      • AA

        There are some nutters that think that putting a hat on a baby is injurious. Basically mumbling something about bonding and “birthy smells”

        • Nikat

          But what am I supposed to do with the tiny brain slug hats I’m crocheting? These people take the joy out of everything!

    • Dr Kitty

      I hope by now you are home (or shortly to be discharged) and recovering well from such a dramatic delivery! .

      Clearly your daughter agreed with your team about her arrival needing to be sooner rather than later, but didn’t like the idea of being “full of woe” and felt called to ensure she was born on a Tuesday!

      So here’s hoping that she grows up to be full of grace, knowing that she’s already surrounded by love.

    • Monkey Professor for a Head

      Congratulations, that’s wonderful news!

    • Charybdis

      Congratulations! Hope everybody recovers well and enjoy those newborn snuggles.

    • BeatriceC


    • Wombat

      Not a hat!? MITTENS TOO I BET (scratching yourself and your carers to death is natural).

      Seriously though, congratulations!! <3

    • fiftyfifty1

      thrilled for you!

    • moto_librarian

      Congratulations! I’m so glad that you and baby girl are doing well!