Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pumping sucks

I hate pumping. I wish I didn't have to do it. I hate having to quantify how much milk I'm producing. I hate seeing only 2 oz come out and feeling like I'll never make enough to fill a bottle for him, much less the three he requires for each day of daycare. I hate that I can't get any work done while I'm pumping and feel like a slacker for those 20-30 minutes several times a day.

But really? The truth is that I hate expressing my milk into anything that's not my little boy's mouth, and seeing the sheer contentment that I bring him.

Anyone wanna donate a few thousand a month so I can quit my job? No? Didn't think so. Dammit.

7 comments:

Mom said...

Can you ebay this? Maybe someone will offer you money towards your goal. I wish I could give you the money to stay home.

Andria and Co. said...

:( That sucks. I'm sorry.

Holly said...

Just look at it like this... at least he's getting your milk & not formula while at daycare. At least you can make enough for those three bottles. He's getting his milk directly from you for every feeding but 9 a week - that's awesome, considering it could have been so many more. Pumping is pumping - we don't do it because we like to, we do it because we have to. It's either pump & deal with it or don't and give him formula.

Girl said...

I hope maybe you can find a way to stay home someday.... much lurve.

Steph said...

(((HUGS))) All I could do is pump when Gabe was born, and I remember how frustrating that was. Hang in there! I wish I could fund your staying home!

Erika said...

Ick. I know. Pumping blows. Totally dreading that path again..

But, have you tried any hands free pumping things? I have this AMAZING hands free pumping band that I found online and I tell you, it makes pumping tolerable b/c I can do work (e.g. surf the web) while I pump. Still not fun, but at least it takes my mind off the annoying pump sound and watching the milk squirt (or not squirt) out.

Amber said...

I'm with ya 100% on this. I've been pumping for six months now and I'm so ready to be finished pumping. I refuse to use formula though, so I'll continue pumping for as long as I have to.

Sucks when it breaks my train of thought on a case I'm working on.

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