Most mothers do not have experience with vba2cs (vaginal birth after 2 cesarean sections, vbac is a vaginal birth after cesarean section), homeschooling, multiple children, lymphatic malformation/cystic hygroma, breastfeeding, and home births. It is a rare occasion when I meet a person who makes me feel awe, heartbreak, joy, pride, and more all in one sitting. L. Baker, who asked that I withhold her full name for privacy reasons, is one such person. She also has experience with the list of items above that usually do not coincide with one another.
The Gap ad features a beautiful young mother breastfeeding her child in one of Gap’s Pima cotton sleep shirt. The ad doesn’t actually have any text promoting breastfeeding, which only cements the implication that breastfeeding is normal and needs no hashtag or caption.
I’m almost to the point of having my husband sit with me every time I pump and pull on his nipples every time the pump pulls on mine. Maybe then he will understand why I get upset when he feeds the baby the ENTIRE 15 ounces I had in the fridge waiting to be separated into the 2-a-day-4-ounce bottles she usually eats and bag the rest for freezing. This man blew through my entire freezer stash that should have lasted a month and a half in TWO weeks.
Today’s Saturday. I don’t have to pump because I’m off work and baby girl will be home with me all day. I definitely do not plan on going anywhere because it is seriously cold outside and there is ice on the roads. But here I am, listening to that annoying repetitive sound that I hear in my sleep now from my Ameda pump.