Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Moo.

Yesterday, FedEx came to my house and picked up approximately 2,200 ounces of frozen breast milk.

It was delivered to a preemie milk bank.

Even if what I've done will help just one baby, I am happy.

But I think that much milk will help way more than that.

And that makes me really really happy.

And just for kicks, here's the equivalent:

2,200 ounces =
     65.06 Liters
     4,400 Tablespoons
     17.18 Gallons
     68.75 Quarts
     275 Cups
     137.5 Pints
     13,200 Teaspoons

Yowsa.

I am still pumping, but I've started to cut back.  I want to continue producing until at least November 20th.  At that point, I'll have met my goal and will likely stop...slowly.

As much as I'd like to continue, it does take a lot of time.  I've stuck through the every 3 hours pump since Jachym was born.

And the idea of being able to sleep through the night sounds lovely.

5 comments:

  1. Hey Jesse-

    I have been following your blog for a while now but I have never commented. I am currently a gestational carrier for my brother and his wife. Their baby girl is due Feb 7 :) I live in KS and they live in WA. I plan on pumping for a few months and I am not sure if I will be shipping my milk to them or not, but I wondered if you could give me some info on the preemie milk bank you sent yours to. I might be interested if they don't end up using my milk. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Julie my email is jjreneau@yahoo.com

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  2. Great job Jesse! I'm still pumping for my surrotwins but can't keep up with the demand of every 3 hours with my home life and being back to work now - I'm lucky to get in ever 5 hours. My supply is dwindling. You're doing awesome if you are still pumping that often. It's a huge commitment, I pumped for my first surroguy and made it to 4 months. I was hoping to do it that long this time as well, we shall see. Hope the weaning process is easy on your body. You rock!

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  3. Having been the recipient of basically free breast milk I think what you are doing is awesome. We consider ourselves jackpot winners when we stumbled upon our "milk maid" and let me tell you, the big, rotund little girl we have right now is testament to the fact that breast milk is the best (not to knock formula in any way...but just had to let you know you're super awesome for doing this!).

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  4. My favorite conversion of them all: 2,200 oz = 44,000 calories = 12.5 lbs.!
    But only 36 pieces of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake.

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  5. You are a rockstar. That milk will help so many babies.

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