Since the twins have been bored I have been pumping for the twins. I really didn't realize that it was going to be so much work and such a time consuming task. I do not enjoy waking up in the middle of the night and that was part of why I was so thankful the twins weren't coming home with me! :) However, at least when you are nursing, or for me, I always was able to side nurse and sleep while the baby ate- it doesn't work so well when pumping, just ask the countless amounts of milk I have spilled because I have fallen asleep while pumping! Which always makes me so mad! Milk- breast milk specifically is like liquid gold. It takes so much time to pump and then to spill it- just makes me want to cry! Since I worried about having enough milk for two babies and try to over supply so that both babies can have breast milk any amount of spilled milk makes me so upset I could cry- even in the middle the night!
Shipping the milk was a whole nother situation and quiet that task- at least this time, I know what it will take to ship it! Last week, I went to fed ex here in town, I asked them about shipping, the guy sold me a box and I got the cooler and the dry ice. I came home, I wrapped each days worth of milk into a brown paper lunch bag, then stuck that into a zip lock freezer bag. I stuck the bags into the cooler, and put some plastic grocery bags between the dry ice and the milk and taped up the cooler. I then packed the box taped it and addressed it. Carted my kids off to the fed ex location in Fort Collins. I carted the box inside and began to tell the lady what was in the box. (keep in mind its about 5pm with the box needing to be ready at 6 for pickup) The fed ex lady tells me that she can not ship dry ice in a fed ex box and that I would need to find another box. At that time I about have a breakdown. Don't these people know that I need to ship the liquid gold to these babies?! and that the dry ice is only good for about 24 hours?! So I ask the lady (who was really nice) where I can get a box, she tells me I can go to home depot and buy a box and tells me where the home depot is. So I pack the kids back in the car- leaving my box at the fed ex location (see I told you the lady was nice). Run to home depot, quickly get a box and get back in the car and head back to fed ex. The lady tapes up the box for me and I unpacked the old box and repack the new box. Fill out all the forms and get everything situated just about 545. Whewww- that was close.
The milk arrived safely and frozen and hopefully the babies are enjoying it. Currently my freezer is again over flowing with milk and I need to go ship it- I don't know how long what I have sent lasts the babies or how much they are eating at just a little over 2 weeks old. I do feel bad that the cost to ship that milk was so high. J told me that it was over 200.00 to sent the milk. Seems like a lot of money to pay every week for milk. I would love to be able to just sent it once every few weeks. We will see what we can work out.
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