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The Big Red Chair

Posted: September 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding | Tags: #Judahthetank, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Blog Hop | 6 Comments »

I spent a lot of 2010 and 2011 sitting in The Big Red Chair.

It was my spot.

The couch had been my spot with the twins, but we had long since bounced that thing to death and every time you sit on it you hear a nice THUNK as *something* hits the ground.  What can I say, my kids have never liked to rock.  They like to bounce.  Bouncing kills couches.

I quickly found out that bounced to death couches do not make for very supportive nursing environs.  So we moved it to the chair.  The Big Red Chair.

I held court from my nursing throne for hours on end in that chair.

Me, my baby, sometimes a Boppy, sometimes my pillow.  Always my Blackberry.  The second I sat down in that chair, he knew what was coming.

I have to say, there were days I was afraid I would never be able to do anything other than nurse in that chair.  Ever.  But eventually, things slowed down a bit.  Judah started eating solid food.  Then he realized he could get down and play with his brothers.  Then he started walking and all of a sudden I had very limited time in The Big Red Chair.  He’d nurse for 30 seconds, hop down and take off.

I don’t even remember the last time we nursed in The Big Red Chair.  Night-time feeds were always in bed and those were the last to go.

Now as I rush through my day I long to stop and sit in The Big Red Chair and cuddle my strawberry blond boy, but he is much too busy for cuddling these days.

This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Jen, Marah and myself which runs every Thursday and Friday.  Link up your post!  This weeks topic is: Where Do You Breastfeed?


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6 Comments on “The Big Red Chair”

  1. 1 Whitney said at 10:41 am on September 1st, 2011:

    When my little guy started eating for 30 seconds and then taking off again we knew it was time to start cutting back on those feedings, but I look forward to our morning and night time feedings so much more now. I know those won’t last forever so I have to enjoy while I can!
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  2. 2 erinclot said at 2:02 pm on September 5th, 2011:

    It's kind of a jolt back to reality when that starts- this doesn't last forever! Totally a bittersweet revelation.

  3. 3 Sisters 'N Cloth said at 9:51 pm on September 4th, 2011:

    As I said on Twitter, this post made me cry. My nurslings and I have always had a "spot." For my first two, it was a big recliner. For my younger two its been our couch. I'll be so sad when I have no more spots and no more babies!

    Thank you for the beautiful post!

    ~Melissa, http://www.sistersncloth.com

  4. 4 erinclot said at 2:06 pm on September 5th, 2011:

    I think we can get caught up in thinking about where we nurse when out and about and forget to pay homage to that little nest at home. My boys never nursed while in a sling or wrap and I think having to sit down and devote time to nursing made me really have that connection to Judah. There was no multi-tasking (well, a little Twitter action on my phone) and if he nursed for an hour, we sat for an hour. There is no rushing a nursing baby.

  5. 5 Twitter and Breastfeeding: Best Friends Forever | The Slacker Mom said at 1:05 am on October 6th, 2011:

    […] didn’t really *get* my BlackBerry until I was stuck for hours on end in The Big Red Chair, once I figured out Twitter, I was hooked. It was the perfect way for me to “check-out” […]

  6. 6 Breastfeeding Blog hop: Nursing with older children at home | The Slacker Mom said at 7:13 pm on October 27th, 2011:

    […] I sat in my chair and we nursed. We obviously ate because we are all still alive and well. the house did not fall […]


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