Thursday, May 15, 2008

I'm in here... uh... busy

This is the sign that hangs on my door when I'm pumping.

I'm lucky - I have my own office with a door and a LOCK! People shove papers under the door for me when needed and they're aware that if they call me on the phone, they will hear the rythmic gugshing of my pump in the background.

3 times a day, I pump so my little Nati has food for tomorrow. I've learned some very important things about pumping:

1. Medela Quick Clean Wipes are the best $18.00 I'll ever spend
2. Lansinoh helps keep my pump horns on by themselves so I can be hands-free
3. Leaving my pump in the office all week saves trips back and forth to my car
4. Playing online video games stimulates my let-down (so do cold pump horns)
5. Pumping makes me still feel like a Mommy when I'm at work

Pumping and Breastfeeding is hard work. Worrying about what bottles are best for her, how much she should be eating, getting no sleep at night because she's still being breastfed, getting those looks from coworkers when I close my door.

Would I do it all over again if I had the choice?

You bet your sweet pump horns I would.


Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome post! You go girl! I commend you for your dedication!!

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

Isn't it ironic that sometimes pumping mothers get looks when they close their door while it's perfectly okay for another coworker to take a smoke break? Here you're doing something healthy for you and your child to prevent illness so you can come to work everyday. The smokers are out there puffin' away, making themselves sick and everybody else has to pick up their slack when they are out sick. It's a strange world we live in!

Pump on, sister!