Friday, August 6, 2010

I've been set free!!!

Free from breastfeeding that is.

Last week Teddy officially stopped breastfeeding. No doing on my part, he weaned himself........and just didn't care for the early morning feedings that were left of our breastfeeding sessions. Even though, he hasn't been full time breastfeeding for a while just the one or two sessions a day, now he is down to zero nursing so I feel like its totally official now. That means I am no longer a milk makin' mama. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love the bonding time that happens when you nurse, and all the other benefits that come along with breastfeeding. For me luckily breastfeeding both times was pretty easy. But, I must admit it is nice to not be limited to the 400mg of caffeine a day, wonder if that chip and salsa midnight snack will give the babe gas, have a margarita when I please without making sure if there is a bag of non-alcoholic milk in the fridge, and I don't have to worry about PUMPING!!!

Let me tell you how much I despise pumping...............

I really don't know why. It has never been hard for me. Even with Tay I was able to always pump out the amount I needed......but I really don't know what it is maybe that I have to just sit there for 10 plus minutes, and can't do to much else when pumping. Whatever it is I am glad those pumping days are long gone!!! I hated it, but breastfeeding is what I wanted to do so I dealt with it. A whole freakin year of pumping while working a 40 hour week let me tell you I was beginning to feel like a.......diary farm. But, I won't complain that much since it was my choice so I am done. Thanks for listening =)

back to my point its so nice to just be able to have as much coffee as I want in the morning, and even grab a refreshing red bull without worrying if I am going to create a hyper active baby. I have been limited on my beverages {sometimes food intake} since I got preggers which was in........April 2008!!! And as you should know by now I lurveeee starbucks particularly the high caffeine drinks there, red bulls, sweet tea, a margarita from time to time, a nice glass of wine.....all of those contain either caffeine or alcohol. Which, I still had during my breastfeeding era, but just within limitation, and with the alcohol I would pump before. You get the point if you want a glass or two of wine you can't just drink it without planning first or double checking the frozen milk supply. So, I feel like I can be a bit excited about this moment.....right??!!

But, another thing I must admit weaning both times has definitely been harder on me than on the babies. I am excited to be able to eat and drink what I want when I want.......but I also miss those days of a growing baby in my belly, the first moments right after giving birth that are so amazing, and those times when a little baby would just fall asleep in my arms......

Does anyone else find it exciting to be able to eat/drink{in particular caffeine} what you want after breastfeeding?! Or if you didn't breastfeed after being preggers??


  1. So excited for you!!! Breastfeeding is so rewarding, but can be suffocating at times. I look forward to the day that I can not only have tons of caffiene and alcohol, but also milk stuff again...

  2. thank you =) I know I love it and really don't miss those things since I haven't had them....or much of them but once I can have them I get excited!! lol and I know....I love milk its my go to drink and I am sure for you too or was......considering where you grew up you will be there too soon enough!!! =)

  3. Oh, the day I was able to have coffee again!!! I forgot what it was like to survive without or on decaf.

  4. Lol oh I know!!!!!! I don't know how I did it either