I am not one to buy things for myself. I tend to put others needs before my own, almost to the point to it being unhealthy. When I take off of work, I feel guilty most times and I always feel bad to ask and take alone/girl time.
That being said, I have decided to reward myself.
When breastfeeding, namely pumping, turned out to be so difficult from the beginning, I committed to keep on until Ben was 6 months. That was my goal. I am so happy to say that Ben is now 6 ½ months and we are going strong and hope to continue it until at least our trip to Disney World in September!
Ben has now started eating “meals” 3 times a day. Because of this, we have gotten to a point where he only needs to nurse every 3-4 hours (This is down from every 2 which is WONDERFUL). When he was eating every two hours, he ended up going through about 4 bottles at playschool- two breast milk and two formula. Now, he is only taking about 2 ½ bottles at playschool- one breast milk and one formula (We’ve got to keep the formula in there because without at least one bottle of it, the child does not poop….hehe! He’s a little backwards with that one!)
All that to say, I have FINALLY reached a point where I can drop a pumping session at work. YAY! For MONTHS I have been envious of all those moms with an oversupply that were able to pump for like a minute and be able to feed all the starving kids in the world age 0-5! Finally, I will be able to have a lunch again (all glorious 30 minutes of it!). What ever will I do with the time?
I still plan to nurse at 6:30, pump at 10:30, pump at 2:30, nurse at 6:30 then nurse/pump at 10:30! Hopefully with this schedule, the timing of Ben’s solids will be right along with our meals: 8:30, 12:30, 5:30!
To my readers, however few:
8 years ago