Just in case you've ever wondered what 1,500oz of frozen breastmilk looks like (yes, I'm sure this thought keeps many of you up at night), here you have it. (Sounds a lot more impressive than it actually looks, right? Especially considering it would last Bodie less than 2 months at the rate he plows through the stuff!) And of course, it's OCD organized, because, as most of you know, that's how I roll. Oh, and the fact that it's 1,500oz worth is courtesy of little man not being allowed to eat for way too much of his life so far. Stockpiling milk was one of the few good things that came out of those times!
With all of the things a heart mom deals with that are completely and totally out of her control, I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate one of the few things that is within my control, my ability to provide for my little guy. (Ok, with the help of a thickening agent and fortifier, but provide for him nonetheless.) It hasn't been easy - exclusively pumping is SO much harder than part-time pumping. There are many days that I literally say I'm going to pump today and then we'll see if I'm going to pump again tomorrow. But here I am, almost 7 months later, still chugging along. And I'm really proud of that. (And especially grateful since little man has decided he has a bone to pick with anything resembling formula!)
Speaking of the little man, please keep him in your prayers tomorrow. We have his 6 month well check with his pediatrician and his vaccinations, which are always worrisome. But it's really important that he get them done and out of the way before surgery. So he has to get them. :-( Please pray that all goes well and he doesn't have any adverse reactions!