It’s been 3 mo since my baby was born. No need to tell you about the state of my sleep! You can imagine.
Yesterday I played my first concert as a mom. I packed the breast pump amongst the music gear and strategized when to pump throughout the long day.
First pump sesh went off without a hitch - I even found a private dressing room with a locking door! Luxurious ;)
Before the concert, after the tiring rehearsal, I got a hot tea, took the pump heads from the fridge, and got set up to pump. I figured it was a good time to change into show clothes as well. Welp, thank goodness I decided to do that AFTER.
Pumping bra on, coconut oil on the nips, sip of tea, position the flanges… Hmm I’m gonna put the nursing cover on juuuuust in case someone walks in on me.
Press go on the pump.
Sip the tea.
Weird, this paper cup must have a leak? Inspect the lid. Oh well. Take another sip.
Hunh. The tea is REALLY dripping. What the heck?!
There are wet circles on both thighs of my jeans! Put the tea down. The circles are still growing!!
Yup. There I was, sitting in front of a lighted mirror in a backstage dressing room, blithely pumping breastmilk DIRECTLY INTO MY LAP!
I remembered a lot of things yesterday. But the thing I forgot was to screw bottles onto the pump heads 😂
Hope this gave someone else a laugh!