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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bleb bleb bleb

Ever heard of a bleb? Yeah, me niether -- until this week.  If you had asked me on Monday what a bleb is, I would have imagined that it is a mythical swamp dwelling creature found in Harry Potter's world.  Unfortunately I now know that it is not a strange creature from Harry Potter and instead is a painful and irritating breastfeeding complication.  On Tuesday I had the awesome privilege of ridding myself of a bleb.  I will not scare / gross you out with the details, but if you are interested in learning more about blebs - how to prevent them and how to get rid of them you can visit: www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/nipplebleb.html
Ouch!  Just another bump on my breast feeding journey -- literally.  Let's just say that the weaning has begun...

However, I was still able to fight through the pain in order to catch up with my favorite polygamists - the Browns.  This week on Sister Wives, the wives shared their feelings on Robyn joining the family.  I think the show is ramping up and getting to the meat of the issues that surround a plural marriage.  This week showed Kody "courting" Robyn and Robyn moving her family to live by the Browns while she and Kody are "engaged."  The three wives, Meri, Janelle and Christine discussed how Robyn joining the family was making them feel -- jealous of Kody's time, nervous that the entire household dynamic would change and also joyful that they were getting a new sister wife who they adore.  There was an interesting moment where Meri was crying and saying that she doesn't want things to change and that she has considered leaving the family but would never do so for her daughter's sake.  Christine also sounded off about not liking the process of Kody courting Robyn and how it made her feel threatened at times-- like she was losing her best friend. 
I am really liking this show.

Sister Wives has become the topic of many discussions with friends and co-workers.  All in all, people seem to feel the same way -- if the Brown family isn't hurting anyone (i.e. marrying 13 year old girls, engaging in child abuse or tax evasion), then who cares and their choice of family should not be a crime.  The Browns are currently being investigated by the Lehi, Utah police and could face criminal prosecution for the crime of bigamy. 

The law in Utah makes bigamy a crime for someone to be married to one person and "purport" to be married to another.  This is a very broad statute.  From a lawyer's standpoint, I feel that it is time to tailor the statue to target the type of criminal behavior that is present in some polygamist circles -- underage marriage, incestuous marriages / relationships, child abuse and fraud.  Apparently there is a policy among law enforcement / state attorneys that bigamy charges aren't typically prosecuted unless other criminal behavior is also present.  I understand the awkward position that the police / prosecutors in Utah are now in -- this family is flaunting their lifestyle.  Thus, the Browns have wisely lawyered up... http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700071894/Sister-Wives-family-hires-attorney-as-prosecutors-mull-charges.html

We'll see what happens next...oh, the suspense.  Much better than another Paris Hilton arrest - those are so predictable.

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