I was looking back through old photos, and as the milk machine has grinded to a halt, I realized I never posted these photos we took back in January, when I was in the midst of peak production. And I was a Machine. So without further ado:
|I'd pump into bottles.|
|Pour into bags.|
|Get all the air out before closing.|
|An overview in process.|
For the record, the dropping of the mid-day pumping this week has gone well. I'm not sure how many oz I had frozen when I was at peak capacity - my guess is several hundred - (definitely enough to necessitate that we buy another freezer!) but as of Zoë's final daycare bottle last week, there were 7 oz, read it, 7 oz remaining frozen.
It just turned out absolutely perfectly - I couldn't have possibly planned it this well. Z was exclusively breastfed for 12 months (even through the assassination attempt and my tooth issues), and all bottles from 12-15 months contained breastmilk, even after we added cow's milk from a cup and that shifted to her primary beverage. And I still have 7 oz in case I need/want to go on a date one night. ;-) And we're still happily breastfeeding mornings and nights. I really, honestly couldn't have asked for more. :-)