Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Bye Bye Breastpump
While I was still pumping I would dread when the time came to pump. I would either have to put Makenzie in her pack and play and hear her whine to get out for 15 - 20 minutes or wait until she was asleep which of course cut into my cleaning/getting things done time. Although if I was presented with the same situation again, I would pump again, I feel like a new person now that I'm not pumping.
For starters I'm drinking coffee again which in and of itself makes me happy. I have a lot more time to get things done around the house (although most days you can't tell) and I don't have this nagging burden of, "You should be pumping right now." It was like a big load of guilt was taken off of me. I am SO thankful that I was able to provide breastmilk for Makenzie for her first 9 months of life. I wanted to make it to the 12 month mark but sometimes breastmilk isn't best for the situation at hand. Once I stopped Dirk told me that I seemed more relaxed and less uptight. It was true and stopping was the best thing for our family.
I want to thank each one of you who offered me support and kind words as I went through this trying time. Your support meant more than you know and your words often echoed through my head when I felt discouraged or frustrated with the whole situation. Thank you!!!
So now we are on to new challenges (trying to feed a baby who only wants to feed herself) and will soon be approaching my baby's first birthday. Time has just flown by. Thanks for sticking with me. I look forward to sharing more challenges and accomplishments with you as I continue on this journey through life. :)