An excerpt from my conversation with my doctor at today’s annual gyno checkup that was, oh, about one year overdue:
DOCTOR: How did breastfeeding go with your baby?
ME: Still nursing, actually. Plan to nurse until she’s a year old.
DOCTOR: Wonderful! So many benefits for the baby and for you.
ME: Yeah. Gonna be hard to wean her, I’m afraid She loves the boobie juice!
CANDY’S INNER DIALOGUE: I cannot BELIEVE I just said “boobie juice.”
DOCTOR: That reminds me of one of my patients…
CANDY’S INNER DIALOGUE: She has a patient who loves boobie juice?!
DOCTOR: I’d helped deliver her baby back in 2007.
DOCTOR: And she came in recently because she had missed a few periods. Thought she might be pregnant, so we tested her — negative. Ran a few other tests — also negative. Then she asked me, ‘Could it be because I’ve been nursing intensely lately?’
My doctor pauses for dramatic effect, waits for it to sink in…
ME: She’s breastfeeding a three-year-old?!
ME: Ha, haaaaa…
CANDY’S INNER DIALOGUE: Wait — why does that remind her of ME? Hmpf.