I'm outta prison & I feel so freeeeeee...

~Pip sticking her tongue out at her Uncle Air~
It's only been a little more than 2 weeks since I've been set free of the pumping prison I was in...The rigorous cycle of pumping/feeding Reid every 2-3 hours to "beef" her up for her heart surgery was pretty intense...I think I just got use to the insanity, but when others came to visit & commented it made me realize just how tied down I was to it...


This weekend my baby brother was here {possibly the last person I would want to witness the pump/feed routine in the world} & it was so freeing & relaxed to just be...Not to have to worry about feeding times or when to pump or how to fit things to do together in between the short window of time allowed...I could just get up & go & not be tied down to a machine or schedule...
Yes, Reid is still eating every 3 hours like a bloody newborn and yes, at some point on the weekend I had to breastfeed her in a van, but I will take all that to not have to do what we were before...


So, being free was perfect timing for this long weekend...We took a lovely little day trip to a neighbouring little town to window shop, have lunch & explore...

I don't remember much as a young kid- But I do remember the fun of this when walking with two people...Noal loved it!

I don't know how I would have even begun to do that before with a pump, packing up her bottles & such- And the feeding tube- Sweet Jesus, it's so nice to just see her- Her little face & little nose freed from having a tube down it...


Pip is starting to smile/coo/giggle @ everything...


So, I guess all I'm trying to say is I am sooo thankful that we are past that little phase in life...I honestly kind of "mourned" when Reid was in heart failure & the docs said I would have to pump & feed, so that everything could be measured & monitored...I also feared that she would get so use to bottles that once she was able to, she wouldn't want to go back to breastfeeding...

But nope, not my girl- She's right back to loving the ning nings & thankfully setting us both free from that "prison" we were in...








{SideNote: I realize that while I find breastfeeding easy & freeing- Some gals simply don't & find the whole pump or formula & feed way more so...To those gals, well done- I think for me besides the nursing being a bonding thing & all that jazz, it comes down to laziness- All the pumping planning & equipment & all those zillion bottles & parts- Just writing about it makes me tired}




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