The Break-up

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We’ve been together for over a year now. I really didn’t think we’d made it this long because our relationship got off to a rocky start. I couldn’t figure you out, you couldn’t figure me out, and quite frankly you were kind of annoying in those early days. You were just around way too much and I thought for sure I wouldn’t be able to handle your frequent presence. I mean, a girl needs her space!

We slowly got to know each other a little better, and then we were in our groove. You treated me so well, and provided for me more than what I needed. You were there for me during those awful overnights, and stayed up “talking” to me when everyone else was asleep. I’ve cried with you, laughed with you, and have been oh-so-frustrated with you. But you never turned on me, always did what you needed to do, and never failed.  That’s something I’ll never be able to repay you for, because what you gave me is something I wouldn’t have been able to get any other way. I need you to know just how much you’ve been appreciated these past 13 months, even when I’ve felt like throwing in the towel and calling it quits.

But, I think it’s time we see other people.

It’s not you, it’s me.

I’ve changed, moved on in my ways. I need to get ME back. I didn’t realize just how much of me has been missing all this time. It’s liberating, and I feel free! My relationship with you have been holding me back from so many things! And I need this extra time to devote to something different in life. It’s someone else. I don’t mean to sound harsh, but you’ve served your purpose in my life, and it’s time I move on to bigger and better things. If it’s meant to be, I’ll see you again in the future. Hopefully on different terms next time.

Thank you for these 13+ months of breast milk for my little boy. Exclusively pumping is the hardest thing I’ve ever accomplished in life, and you were with me every step of the way.

I’m breaking up with you Medela Pump in Style Advanced. It’s over!

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