Monday, April 12, 2010

why pumping stinks

I'm exclusively pumping right now. my baby is in the NICU, since he was born at 29weeks. He's now 4 weeks old and will probably be in the NICU for another month and 1/2 to 2 months. I starting pumping just a few hours after he was born. The night times are the hardest, it's one thing to get up and latch a baby on, but it's completely different to get up, assemble the parts of the pump, pump, then wash the parts, and store the milk in the freezer.

The other night I got up to pump, hooked the tubes to the pump and the cones and started pumping. a few minutes later, my lap feels wet.

Yeah, I forgot to attach the bottles to the pump. so the milk was just coming out and going nowhere. How embarrassing! At least I wasn't pumping somewhere else, just in my bed.

Sleep deprivation happens after you have a baby, whether or not that baby is home with you!! And that is why pumping stinks. At least with a baby I don't have to assemble them before feeding.