Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Breast Pump Breakup

Dear Hospital Grade Breast Pump,

We've seen a lot of each other these past two weeks. In all honesty, I've seen you much more than I wanted to. It's not entirely your fault, though. At first, I needed you. Without my baby by my side, it was you I turned to for relief. It was you that I depended on. We spent many late night hours alone together. We spent many daytime hours together too. Whenever I needed you, you were there...even if sometimes you were seeing other mommies too, and I had to wait my turn, I always knew you would be there.

Then came the day I've been waiting for. Last weekend, during the wee hours of the morning, I was faced with a new possibility. As I sat holding my sweet baby, I heard my nurse say "I'll go heat up a bottle for you." It was then, looking at my baby crying in hunger, that I felt it was time to try breastfeeding again. Even though he still had his nasal cannula, which had hampered his breastfeeding progress before, I felt the need to try again.

My baby latched right on and started eating. He gave no indication that he hadn't been successful at it before. He ate. He was filled. He went to sleep again. I was ecstatic!

It was after that, when my visits to you started decreasing. I liked my new situation better, and didn't care that I no longer needed you as much. It was wonderful! However, even though I started breastfeeding on a regular basis, I still saw you a few times a day, to balance out my milk production with what the baby was taking in.

But now, the time has come for me to officially break up with you. Oh, I'll continue seeing you, but it won't be on a full time basis anymore. I am much happier without you consuming all my time. I hope you understand.

Sincerely,
Breastfeeding Momma


19 comments:

purejoy said...

that is really great news. good times for you and kimble to share. he is really beautiful. i'm really praying that you get your entire family under one roof again soon.

Nancy said...

That is wonderful!

Alissa Maxwell said...

Yea, yea, yea! The best break-up ever. It's so touching that you are now feeding Kimble right "from the source" as your husband is donating blood for him as well. Kimble's really getting the best you both can offer. Awesome.

Sharon said...

Hurray, some breakups are hard, and sometimes, it's just time. Kimble is wonderful! Sad day for Heathie... now he can't feed the baby

Jen Sue Wild said...

I miss that little snuggly boy!

I am so happy that he is awake enough now to nurse this is good new!!

Rebecca said...

Congrats! That's the best break up story I have ever heard :)

Jeff and Lori said...

Breaking up is eaasssyy to doooo... Way to go Kimble! The smile on your face in the picture says it all :) That's awesome that Heath is a match!

runningfan said...

I love your smile in that photo.

Julee said...

A tender mercy, I'd say.....He's so cute!

courtney said...

Let's hope Mr. Breastpump doesn't make a scene and lets you go easily! Do you know a good male nurse who can body guard you if stalking becomes an issue?

Adri said...

Hip Hip Hooray! So glad you have an eating champ on your hands!

Me and My Girls said...

That's much better, I like your new match way better anyways! :) I think this is also one of my favorite pictures of you and Kimble.

amy said...

That is so great. Even though his little body is learning how to live on this earth he is making progresses. Like breast feeding. How wonderful, I am so glad for you. You are amazing being able to see on the positive side of this wonderful situation. You are in our prayers.
Amy Mauzy

Heidi said...

WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! That is so awesome, Shaina! I am so happy for you and sweet little Kimble! :)

Maynards said...

I get it. I have no choice but to pump, and when I am done, I want to throw it away and never see it again. It is SSSOOOOO time consuming. I am very happy that Kimble is now nursing so well. Hooray. I still plan on seeing you this weekend. I will call you to set up a good time.

Colleen said...

YES! Too bad breast pump, but it was great while it lasted. Congrats, I KNOW you are happy to have that relationship end!

Queen of Chaos said...

:)

Joyous news!

Chalene said...

I'm a bit jealous... my breastpump and I still average three meetings a day during the week. :)

SarahB said...

That's wonderful news!