Monday, January 31, 2011

The Black Bag


Today is a momentous occasion for me! After 16 months of pumping I am packing up my black bag! It is very strange to not see it sitting next to my bed or packed in the car when we leave for a day trip or longer. I feel so free, yet kinda sad, oddly enough. I haven't added up how many times or the number of hours I sat there and I really don't want to know, but for 13 of the 16 months I was pumping every 3 hours for 30 minutes. I do know that I saved about $5,760 in formula costs though, and any pain, discomfort and inconvenience was well worth those savings! More importantly than the savings in formula costs is the joy I have that I was able to provide in this way for Haven and Jackson. The past 3 months have been spent slowly weaning in hopes that I could avoid any painful engorgement, so far so good, and I also wanted to end on a solid number of months. I woke up this morning feeling comfortable with this decision. So thank you black bag for what you helped me accomplish! Goodbye, Adios, Salut, Ciao and any other way to say it!!!

6 comments:

Denise Lauren said...

I was sad when I stopped nursing, too ... but life is just so much easier now! I think you'll find lots of things to do with your new freedom!

Krista said...

Hi there. I'm Krista, I have been a blogger friend of Amanda's for a long time.

Good for you for sticking with it for so long. I quit nursing right before our daughter turned 1. She kind of weaned herself though. Nursing is amazing in the bonding aspect as well as the money savings. Well worth the pain and sometimes inconvenience of it all.

Your babies are beautiful! So glad they are doing so well!

Sey said...

Hi, I'm Sey. I found your blog through Amanda's La Blondie Peruana. It seems like I already knew something about your kids, cause Amanda loves them so much!

Jay and Rebekah said...

Aunt Amanda is very proud of her niece and nephew=) She is so special! Thanks for reading and keeping up with our family!

Gina said...

I am VERY proud of you!! :)

Kara said...

I follow Amanda's blog, and found yours through hers. Your kiddos are adorable! :)