Monday, November 7, 2011

Got Milk?

Breastfeeding was always one of those things I just *knew* I would do.  And it's still a very sensitive subject with me.  Even though I did have three months of breastfeeding "part time" I struggle with the fact that I never could make it work for us after surgery.  I probably could have pushed more, but I felt like I was torturing Kennedy.  And after all she had been through, was it really worth it?  I'm so thankful that I had the huge milk supply that I did and that I was able to pump as much as I did.  I was in a situation where I had to stop pumping a few weeks ago.  It was something I had been thinking about for some time, but always found another reason to keep going.  I have to admit, it is nice having my freedom back.  And considering I have two deep freezers in my garage, full of milk, I'm relieved to know that I have MORE than enough milk to get Kennedy past a year. 

Of course, this poses one challenge.  We're going out of town soon, and we now have to deal with the task of traveling with frozen milk.  Not just a little.  Like 260 ounces of it.  I'm thinking dry ice will be my friend.  But seriously, I don't think it's going to be all that easy to deal with this.  So if you have ever done this and have any suggestions, let me know.  I appreciate any advice. 

In Kennedy news - she's really picking up on the concept of a sippy cup.  She still dribbles with it, so I only put a little water in.  Oh, and she hasn't quite figured out that she has to tip it back to get anything out of it.  I guess we need one with a straw.

I don't get it mom, I can't get any more out?

 Goodnight everyone! xoxo

P.S. Canadian Down syndrome Awareness week has come to an end.  And honestly, I'm tired!  I need a blogging break, so I may be MIA for a few days.  That is, unless something unbelievable happens.  Or I get some adorable pictures of Kennedy, which is likely.


  1. Wow! So impressed for you to have pumped so long and so much.

  2. Jenn dry ice works great. We had to useitwhen we lostpower last week. Just make sure noone touches itwith bare hands.

  3. I just discovered sweet Kennedy and am IN LOVE! I have struggled with breastfeeding since my daughter's surgery and am just starting to wean off now after an exhausting 2 months trying to get my supply back up to her needs. I understand the sensitivity. You are smart to have such a stash! Good luck with the traveling!

  4. Oh boy, you did great, don't stress feeling like you didn't get what you wanted. However, I do also know from my Calvin and I struggling for 4 months that it is hard when things don't go as planned. Congrats and best wishes traveling!