Thursday, May 1

I'm in heaven

I'm sure most of you came here today to see the 3 month picture of Charlotte, and the comparison shot between 2 months and 3 months. Don't worry, I'll post that later tonight.

For now I want to tell you about my very exciting discovery. You may recall from this post, that my pumping environment at the office has not been the nicest. Today I decided to seek out the 2nd lactation room in the building - it is WONDERFUL!! It is a nice private room (no windows) that has a big sink and counter to clean all of the pump parts. There is a nice table with a comfortable chair. In one corner there is a bookcase with books about breastfeeding and going back to work. On the wall is a bulletin board where you can post a picture of your baby. Also, the first woman that used the room started a journal for all of the mothers that use the room. So, everyone writes while they pump about their experiences as a working mother. I read it today while I pumped and the pumping session just flew by!

I'm also the only one that is using this room for the next week. The other woman that has been using it is out of town. So, I can just keep my pump down there and not have to carry it back and forth.

I was really dreading pumping at work the last couple of days, this makes the experience so much better - I think I can really make it to my goal of breastfeeding for 6 months.


m said...

This made me smile (and I'm having a bad day!). Thanks!

Mel said...

I am glad that you found your pumping heaven!! I am working on Miss Charlotte's pics! I will send you an email with the passcode

Cate Colburn-Smith said...

Hi Carrie!
Thanks for your e-mail!! It was great to hear from you, and even though my Charlotte is 6 years old now (how can that be true??), I will NEVER forget the experience of returning to work. I'm glad you found a great Pumping Palace! Say hi to all the other IBM Milk Mamas, and I hope you enjoy reading the book The Milk Memos.
All the best to you and your ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Charlotte!
xoxo, Cate Colburn-Smith
Co-author, The Milk Memos: How Real Moms Learned to Mix Business with Babies - and How You Can, Too (Tarcher/Penguin 2007)