i hear you.
i hear you.
Amusing evolution - managed to bring only 1 bottle to work today. Ah the joy of holding, no - gripping a Lanisoh bag around the bottom of the pump to catch the milk. I'm sure others have been there! On the bright side i replaced the little rubber white tabs that go on the valves of my Medela Symphony and the left seems to be flowing a bit better. Pumps, like cars and computers, need their own TLC and tunes ups now and again I suppose.
sorry about the bottles. sometimes i taped the bags over the top - in fact the medela bags come with tape built in for that. it's not ideal but adds a little extra assurance.
oh trust me, i was rummaging for a hair band! i was at my client's office and while they have 2 fabulous private mother's rooms, i was locked inside with just my pump backpack and ready to roll - there was no way to get to tape, rubber bands etc.
On my work trip, about to go to sleep alone for the first time since giving birth and realize I am still not sure how many times I need to pump overnight. Although I miss my little monkey, I am completely exhausted so I don't think sleep will be an issue. I think I will set the alarm for 4 hours from now and maybe if I need to pump at 3 hours my body will tell me. Four hours of straight sleep - that also hasn't happened since giving birth.
Not to be a debbie downer, but the first time I was away from my older son at night, even though I could have slept for more hours, I didn't. My sleep was as broken and fragmented as it was with him, only I didn't have a baby to snuggle with.
But every four hours overnight should be fine, I would think.
Brought about 70 ounces of frozen milk back to the states all the way from Calgary. 12 hours of travel, thank goodness no delays - when I walked in my house and immediately removed it from my suitcase it was starting to slush.
nice job! that is a challenge.