After nearly eleven months, I am officially done pumping! It is sooooo nice not to be tethered to that thing every 4 hours. But at the same time, some of that mommy guilt creeps in. Physically, I still could be pumping. I was still producing more than what Claire was drinking in a day, but mentally, I needed a break. I was ready for my body to feel like mine again.
Today, the pumps are getting packed up. The parts are getting washed and cleared away so my counter doesn't look like this anymore.
And, I still have at least 4 months of milk in the freezer, so I more than made my goal of getting her through her first year on BM. I'm very proud that I was able to hang in there pumping as long as I did. It really was much harder than I thought it would be!