Friday, July 11, 2008

Rewarding Myself- I don't do this often!

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!


andiewade said...

you are one strong woman! i HATE pumping. i only stood it for 2 months with rachel. and with lucas i pumped for a couple weeks to store up his meals for a weekend when chuck and i took a trip. i could barely stand that! and i haven't gotten the motivation back to do it again... and that was 2 months ago!

when did ben start taking 3 meals a day? lucas still seems happy with just 1, but i'm wondering if i should move him up. i honestly don't remember what i did with rachel.

The Townleys said...

Yeah, I got nothing. Anna is a forumula baby. We'll try for Nov homecoming, that would be sweeeet! I'll spread the word. But don't worry, Rob is SO used to all my "CU Buddies" it's like he's part of it all anyway. :-) He'll be fine.