Mommy to Alex, born 2/27/11
Wife to DH February 17, 2004.
First time mom to my precious baby girl, welcomed to this world August 3, 2009!
Birth: 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 18.5"
6 months: 14 lbs. 14.5 oz. and 26"
1 year: 20 lbs. and 30"
Woohoo! We made it one year!
Learn more about us at my blog.
Oh yeah pumping is hard work. I have found though I am enjoying it more at 7 months than I did in the beginning. I now think of it as my me time and find a good book to read on my Nook.
Regarding the hands free bra, I use the hair tie option that is found at Kellymom.com. I enjoy being able to wear any of my nursing bra's to work and eliminate the extra step to pumping.
It is possible the shields are not the right size. I used the size medium that came with the Medela pis and had to go down a size and it worked SOOO much better and felt better, too.