Ah, nursing, that sweet magical bond between a mother and her child. Isn't it wonderful? And isn't it great that we live in a modern age where women can feed their children in public, doing what comes naturally without shame? Unless of course your children are like mine:
Cookie: Nursed so loud it was like listening to someone trying to slurp up the last remnants of their milk shake through a straw. "Shhhhllllluurrrpp". And then she would pant and gulp after every slurp as if drowning and gasping for air (which really she was with all the milk that I was producing).
Pablo: Loved to pull the nursing blanket down to smile at me. So sweet, but not when you are in the middle of church or talking with your father in law!
Monster Man: Loved nursing but he would constantly pull away and sing to my breast. It was so adorable, but didn't make for very covert nursing.
Sweet Terror. She was a pincher, twister, puller. She loved to reach up and pull my hair or pinch my neck while nursing. Yeah, she was mean.
And then of course there is the lovely retuck that has to happen after nursing. I got very good at the replace-nursing-pad-rehook-bra-button-up-blouse-and-adjust-waistline-of-skirt-all-with-one-hand while holding on to my nursing blanket with my teeth and holding baby with the other hand while simultaneously wiping milk drool off his cheeks.
Can you imagine my joy, then, in getting a call from my newest sister-in-law telling me that my mom is hiring her to make me a nursing hideaway blanket? They are basically big bibs that go around your neck and keep the baby from uncovering you while nursing. I started seeing these all over the place while I was nursing Sweet Terror but I was too cheap to buy one and too lazy to make one. I am so excited! This will make nursing around others so much easier.
And, as a plug for my sis-in-law, she has just started making these for sale. She is open to doing custom jobs (depending on what you want) and she sews very well. These make great baby shower gifts and they even come in their own matching bag. A must have diaper accessory in my opinion. Now, I just need to convince her to put a pic of my darling new nephew on her site. He is a hunkalicious baby!!!