Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Did You Hear That? Musings From My Breast Pump

I distinctly remember being a new mom back in 2008 and living in a continuous fog.  Everything I did, I did tired.  This time around seems so much different.  I have been a mom now for almost 3 years and I am use to not sleeping so Oliver's schedule doesn't seem to phase me in the least.  One thing that has remained constant, however, is my talking breast pump.

When I use to pump with Dexter I could swear that I heard the breast pump say his name "Dex-ter" over and over again.  I knew it was talking to me and for some reason it didn't bother me.  Now that I am breastfeeding again I got out my trusty Medela Pump in Style Advance and went to town.  This time it didn't say Dex-ter or anything else I could understand.  How could this be?  Had I somehow upset the breast pump Gods?  After doing some research I found that I am not crazy.  Not this time anyway.  Research proves that when the human brain hears noise it systematically tries to make sense out of it thus the reason that the continuous "whoosh whoosh whooshing" of the breast pump starts sounding like words.

I posed this question to my Twitter and Facebook friends "For those of you who have used electric breast pumps: Did the suction noise ever sound like words to you?"  Here are some of the responses I got.  ENJOY!

"RuPaul, RuPaul" and "You Can Pump"-@ChicagoMaMusings

"Hi Natalie"-Natalie 

"Feeeeed Me!"-Maya @MarfMom

*In a creepy whisper* "Li-ly, Li-ly, Li-ly" -Amber @upNorthMom

"Can't say it did just made so much noise it put me off and there was no let down unless I talked to Blokey about Harry Potter" HAHAHAHA!! -Vic @Vickylu1

"Jennifer" and "There You Go" -Jen
"Mine said Oprah Over and Over" -Christa

"Let it Go" -Kirsten

Now that I have read these I am thinking mine might start saying "Let it Snow" HAHA!
Did your breastpump ever talk to you?  What did it say?  I am dying to know!


Vanessa said...

With my first daughter, I could swear it said over and over again, "American Dream, American Dream, American Dream". I don't remember if it said anything with my second. But, just last night while pumping for my third, it said, "Wacko, wacko, wacko". Gee I feel just great! :)

Anonymous said...

I wonder exactly what Eldon says about this??

Yours Truly,

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