Happy Monday everyone! One thought keeps coming to mind throughout this summer, life is much more flexible this year versus last year!
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change last summer for ANYTHING but now that I am not tied to a nursing schedule, I feel as though I have that much more freedom!
Last year, I was latched (literally) to Sam all the time. There was no where that I would be, that he wouldn't be with me. I wasn't pumping a lot at that point and what I did pump, I wanted to save that liquid gold. Ryan would join me for outings but before going into a store or restaurant, there would be some backseat nursing sessions!
It was a great time in my life but this summer I am really enjoying the extra freedom that comes with not having to nurse Sam anymore. I am still in awe that I can go somewhere and not look at the clock and calculate when I need to return so that Sam can nurse or pump.
Last weekend I went on a super fun bachelorette bus tour! I could go out, party a little (ok, a lot) and not have to worry about pumping (and dumping) when I got home! The fun is just that much more carefree!
This weekend, I got to go away solo to a wedding reception. No more worrying about pumping enough for a late night bottle.
"Hurray for the weekend!"
The next morning? I got kicked out of the house for the late morning. My husband won "best husband of the year award" when he kicked me out of the house and told me to go have some me time. He sent me for a manicure and pedicure. The solo drive was heaven, my nails look REALLY pretty, I slowly browsed that local thrift store and then grabbed a quick lunch. I got home just as Sam was going down for his afternoon nap. I felt rejuvenated! But mostly I just kept marveling at the fact that I didn't need to nurse before and pump after I got home. I didn't have the uncomfortable feeling of feeling engorged from too long between feedings.
For the rest of Sunday we relaxed, staying out of the heat and just enjoyed each others company! I am loving this carefree summer! Not only do I have a little freedom but I still get to spend lots of that time hanging out with my boys!
How was your weekend?