January 15, 2011

And it Stopped!

1/11/11 was the last day I pumped. I produced 9 oz and then didn't pump. Now it has been 4 days since I last pumped and I seem to be perfectly fine... no engorgement or leaks! So, I guess this big chapter of my life is now closed. Sometimes I wish I had never stopped, but I feel free and not tied to a schedule. I guess I don't feel as bad about stopping, because the duo has been doing solids pretty well off late and that makes the transition easier.

We head back home in less than 48 hours. It is going to be interesting. The kids are mobile and have to touch and feel everything around them. It will be one crazy ride back! :)


  1. Congrats on this new chapter. I was so reluctant to stop pumping, but like you once I finally did I felt free.

    Good luck on that long journey home!!

  2. You can feel very proud of how long you provided breastmilk to your babies. Enjoy the newfound freedoms.

    Weaning is hard for everyone, but I think especially difficult for moms of multiples. Bigger hormonal shift, more guilt because we're already spread so thin with not enough cuddle time for each baby. For me, providing breastmilk felt like one very real and tangible thing I could do for my babies. Stopping was emotionally tremendously difficult because it is a huge milestone and reminded me of how fast they were growing (and how much I felt I was missing).

    Hang in there! It gets easier as you find new, fun things and games - possibly even sleeping! - to fill the time that you once spent pumping.

  3. Hmmm... I think I am having mood swings! It might just be the hormonal swings that you are talking about... no AF yet though!

  4. Wow! you made it 9 months?? I've only been pumping for 4 months for my twins and I'm really starting to get tired of it! I'm just trying to get them through the winter months.