Sunday, August 22, 2010

3 hours

So I now think of my life in increments of every three hours, as that is the amount of time that Zoe needs to eat or I need to pump (if I'm not with her)....which usually leaves me a little over a couple of hours to try to get something done. It's amazing how that time goes by soooo quickly!
How some of the things that I used to be able to do will not fit in that time slot (i.e. workout a couple of hours and take a shower) and how quickly my body reminds me when those three hours are up.

There have been so many times when I'm running around with her trying to get errands done and I fear the milk alarm (her screaming) will go off. I've never kept such a close eye on the clock. Faster, faster, faster... not fun when my mind seems to have lost itself at the last stop.

So all this pumped milk has taken over our freezer, much to Beach's delight, I'm sure (His response most night: "What do you want for dinner?" Open freezer, "Oh yeah, all we have is breast milk."). Still need to find a better way to organize. For awhile the milk bags would just fall on me and, amazingly enough, hurt my feet with then would land on them in all their frozen glory. For now they are just stuffed in grocery bags by date, very appealing and lovely; need to find a better way!

It completely amazes me how God has created our bodies to provide for our young in such a way. How my view has developed as I once dreaded it when Zoe was young and wanted to nurse nonstop in quit an uncomfortable way to looking forward to our nap nursing in the afternoons when I get off work. What a gift to be able to give to my growing girl and what a gift she is to me!


  1. Jessica, I love this post! Those are days that although I am a planning so at times I like schedule, do not miss the every three hours watching the clock! enjoying your blog!

  2. Jessica, When you look back on this time, it will seem so short. You are giving Zoe the best gift (besides life)that you have to offer. You can feel very proud of how well she has grown on just your breastmilk. I know she has had her challenges with food but just think how terrible it would be if you were formula feeding. She has the perfect food! Your freezer is full of "liquid gold". I know some moms who would love to be in your situation. Keep up the good work!

  3. Jess,
    I laughed out loud when I read this. I can relate to the whole "freezer" thing. I just bought a breast milk storage container(picked it up at a garage sale) which frees up a little room in my freezer. I've had them fall out and hit me in the foot but the worst is when they've fallen and hit my face. I enjoy reading your blogs, keep it up! :-)
    Much love,