I'm Diana, a LLL Leader since 2005 in Cornwall, New York. In addition to my work with La Leche League of Highland Falls, I'm a District Advisor for new York-East's District B-3. My favorite part of being a Leader is taking the helping calls and emails; I'm still not really loving leading meetings...so I'm fortunate to have a co-Leader who is amazing at that, as well as two fabulous Leader Applicants (almost accredited!).
I have two children; Anna, born in December of 2002 and Simon, born in September of 2004. I'm expecting baby #3 after Thankgiving of this year (on the same day Anna was "due") so right now, morning sickness and the hormonal joys of early pregnancy are high on my list of thinks I think. Also high on that list is the wonder whether Simon will wean during this pregnancy. I tandem nursed Anna and Simon for nearly 2 years and, while I'll do it again if that's what Simon needs, I'm sort of hoping not to have to. Of course, the thought of Simon weaning anytime soon also does not completely appeal to me. I'm very undecided about all of it, so I guess it's good that I'm not the only one with a say in the situation!
I'm very, very excited about the LLLI Conference. It will be my first. I've attended two excellent Area Conferences here in NY-E, as well as a really enriching Leader Development Seminar last July, so I'm already a well-confirmed "conference junkie." The social aspect of the conference is always fun, but since I someday want to work as an IBCLC, I devour as many informational sessions as I can possibly fit into a single conference. I just love to learn about lactation and I never get enough information! I also really enjoy speaking at conferences -- I did a session at the LDS, as well as at my last Area Conference. I've contributed a session for a local lactation consortium, too.
I will write a bit amore about myself in my next blog entry, and I'll tell you about my experience so far preparing for the conference! Please feel free to leave comments, I'd love to know someone's "out there!" :)