Monday, April 4, 2011

Mama Got Out of Town & My Handy Little Machine

Happy Monday!! I had such a nice weekend! One of my BFFs is getting married this June (in Hawaii!) and she had her bachlorrete party this weekend in Mammoth. It was my 1st time being away from Tanner over night (actually I was gone for 2 nights!), but I was so happy to spend time w/ my best girl friends and Kevin is such an amazing dad-that I wasn't worried at all:) We talked and ate and drank too much wine and just had a fabulous time!! I don't drink very much at all anymore and so this weekend was my 1st time "pumping and dumping" which leads me to this post about my beloved/handy little machine: The Medela Pump in Style Advanced breast pump! This thing is AMAZING I use it all the time-it is quick, efficient, portable and easy to clean. If you plan on pumping at all-you need to have a double electric pump-and this pump is the best on the market!! Medela also makes some great and very helpful accessories to use w/ it-but we will save that for a future post. Oh and my insurance reimbursed me for $100 for my pump (which was $329)-but hey I'll gladly take and extra $100! I got mine at Babies R Us and used a 20% off coupon and it has been worth every penny!!! I pump every morning and night to make enough milk to bottle for when I'm teaching at the studio and then nurse Tanner once I get home during the day. Nursing has gotten very easy-but holy crap it was hard in the beginning-I'll post more on that soon too ;) Alright-I'm off to the studio-I'm in serious need of some exercise bc I ate my face off all weekend and will be in my bikini in 5 days...


  1. i got this for my sister last year when she had her baby and she's giving it to me to use. i keep reading the instructions on how to use it, bc i'm scared of doing it wrong. we shall see how it goes! good to know i have confirmation on it being the best one :o)

  2. This was your first time "pumping & dumping?!" You, my friend, have much more self control than I do. ;) xoxo

  3. I'm sure you know, but this pump was recalled in January:

    Also, the power adapter has issues as well:

    Hope yours is not affected!! :)