Breastfeeding should be an Olympic sport, especially during the first few months with a newborn. A girlfriend of mine recently asked me why babies cry? And I said, at the beginning, for the most part, it’s usually because they’re either hungry or tired. My babe is almost always hungry, and I proceeded to tell her I pretty much breastfeed baby about every 3 hours, 24/7, for the first 3 months… on top of pumping, in order to freeze milk for those special times I get to venture out without baby.
Well tonight is one of those special occasions, kind of a mini adventure. A mama-girlfriend and myself are heading out for our first Dine En Blanc experience. Sure you pay for tickets, bring your own table, chairs, decor, place settings, food, and don’t know the secret location till an hour prior to, but I guess that’s all part of the excitement. An adult rave, if you will. Lol!
I will be venturing away from baby for a good handful of hours, but my milk will still be producing as if I were breastfeeding baby. So how do I enjoy an (early) evening out, with my trusty travel double-pump, and bags upon bags of frozen breast-milk in the freezer so that baby can still enjoy her warm meals at home.
Don’t be fooled by that Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, it’s not all glitz and glamour inside. I’ll be able to squeeze my wallet, phone, and hopefully a Kylie matte lip kit, so that I can leave lots of extra space for my double pump + bottles. Tonight we’re supposed to wear all white, travel to an outdoor location which I have no idea what the amenities are, all while I make time to pump at least a couple times through the evening (and with an all white macaron tower in tow, to use as our edible table centrepiece). All well worth it to enjoy a couple hours of an adventure with an awesome friend. I hope to be home in time for the dream feed.
Watch tonight’s adventures over at SnapChat: @littledreambird