1.05.2008

Bye Bye Breast Milk

It's gone.  The last bags of frozen breast milk have been shipped.  I shipped the first cooler with 118- 6 oz bags, about six weeks ago. I have had this second cooler in my garage and I just haven't been motivated to send the breast milk.  Shipping the milk marked the end of a season - the end of Mauryn's babyhood and most likely the end of any more babies in our home.  I wasn't ready to say good bye to that time.  Then this week as I was organizing our closets, bonus room, and bedrooms, I realized I needed to let go of the milk.  I know it seems silly but I was hanging onto that milk for purely sentimental reasons.  So good bye to the breast milk, good bye to Mauryn's babyhood - hello space in the freezer!

4 comments:

Earen said...

Wow, I didn't know you were doing that! What an awesome thing to share. I know what you mean about it being hard to let go. I will probably be in your shoes in a few months & it changes things as I nurse Levi and think, this could be it. I pray the Lord honor you for how you're blessing other babies!

Short Stop said...

I think it is so awesome that you do this! And, I would feel the same way...a little sad.

Each time I stopped nursing the boys, I was sad. It's just hard letting go.

Rohal Call said...

I found your blog from Sarah's blog (short stop), and I spent some time visiting tonight. You have a beautiful family, and I love this idea about donating your milk. I hope you don't mind if I come back to visit....

Renee said...

What a great gift, Kristen!! I've never been able to store enough to give my own girls, let alone to send to anyone. But I think it's a very generous gift. Yay for you!

Definitely bittersweet, though. Allie is going to be one next week, and I can't believe my baby is already there. Where does the time go?