Tuesday, February 27, 2007

my life has become a cliché

Thankfully, breastfeeding is going swimmingly, except for one thing- pumping. I hate pumping. The pump is my nemesis, and it is made all the worse because I am committed to pumping bottles of milk for freezer storage every day, and I also try to pump enough for Josh to give Gabe a bottle every other day or so.

So yesterday, when I pulled the bottles of pumped milk out of the fridge and accidentally tipped
them to one side so that over an ounce poured onto the kitchen floor, I felt tears prick my eyes. It was so frustrating to see my hard work lost in a stupid accident.

Which means what you think it means. I actually cried over spilled milk.

I think I may need more sleep.




My milk! She spilled my milk!

13 comments:

Arwen said...

I'm SO with you on the horrors of pumping. I'm fortunate to have no need to stockpile, so the only time I pump is when we're going to leave Camilla with a sitter, which is seldom. Even so, I think I would cry too if I spilled even the tiniest bit of milk; that's how much I hate pumping. So you have my deepest sympathy.

Gabriel is quite a cutie, by the way!

chatty cricket said...

hmmmm, I cannot claim to have cried over spilled milk, but I've definitely cursed over spilled formula.

;)

Phantom Scribbler said...

Pumping is definitely the worst thing about breastfeeding. It always made me feel like a dairy cow with opposable thumbs.

Suzanne said...

Oh, the dreaded pump. A similar thing happened to me when my son was a baby: I took a freshly pumped bottle of milk over to the sink in search of a lid for it. I was so completely sleep-deprived that I dumped the whole thing in the sink instead of just resting it on the counter. I cried and cried, let me tell you. Don't feel bad for shedding tears over your spilled milk!

Audrey said...

How much are you stock-piling in the freezer? How much longer until you have to go back to work? I ask simply because I am about to be in your shoes -- as soon as Baby arrives, I'm on a twelve-week leave. I plan on doing the breastmilk thing for six months to a year...if I can stand the pumping. Any suggestions or advice you have would be much appreciated!!!

Butterflyfish said...

I absolutely cried over spilled breast milk. Six week old son. A four hour car trip taking 8 because I was nursing and insisted on pulling over and nursing a few times (cuz NOT nursing in a moving car). Tried hand pumping in the car. Frustrating, uncomfortable, dehydrating, taking too long ... but success! A 6 ounce bottle!

And trying to take the pump off and put the nipple on in moving car, spilled.

Yeah. I cried.

susan said...

He may just be the most adorable baby, ever. He's stylin'!

Ninotchka said...

Perfectly normal. The reason you got teary eyed is the same reason I still have a bag of Anna Sofia breast milk in my freezer.

I. just. can't. part. with. it.

And I never even liked pumping all that much, either!

amygeekgrl said...

awww, hugs to you. i'm sure i would've cried too.

and dang, that boy is so cute - even when he's upset.

Kendra said...

I'm with you...I think you need a nap. I was actually lucky in that I had no problem with pumping. But I know lots of friends who hate it. Hang in there! It's worth it.

Angie said...

I love this photo!

I could NEVER pump very much milk but let down plenty while my babies were actually latched on. I don't know why but I am one of those women it happens to. I would cry over spilt milk, too.

With the last baby I have never pumped. I have no idea howmuch milk I make this time around. I only know he is satisfied with it.

liz said...

I have so done that. Spilled. And cried over it.

And more than once I cried over spoiled milk. All that work. And time. For nothing.

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~Summer