Well sort of. Good bye to the pump I have had for the past 9 months. I hate that pump. Hate hate hate. Maybe partly because it looks like a cross between the first machine ever made and a car engine.
From the day I started renting it I never liked it as much as the one I used at the hospital. In fact I pumped at the hospital most times I was up there because I liked it better. But with so much going on, it never really crossed my mind to return it and get a different one. For starters, I assumed I was getting the best price because we rented from the place to rent pumps (if you can imagine there is apparently a creme de la creme of pump renters in Victoria). But mostly, I was just too lazy to trade it in.
However a few weeks ago I happened to be on the site of one of my favorite Victoria (well Langford) kids stores and I noticed they rent pumps. I gave them a call and it was music to my ears to hear that they not only had the brand I used at the NICU, but for cheaper than we had been paying all these months! I realize that part of the extra cost with the original pump is that she'll drop off, pick up, bring you new parts, etc, whenever you need them, including the weekend, whereas with a store you do it yourself and have to work within their hours. But I'm a pro now, so I think I'll manage!
So today Rio and I went and picked it up and here she is. What has my life become if I am this excited about a new breast pump?!
Happy pumping to me! I am days away from meeting my original target of pumping till 6 months corrected (which I have to tell you at 6 months chronological felt like a thousand years in the future). I am at least half way there, and thankfully done the hard half as the boys have reached their peak for milk consumption. Next goal - end of 2010 which makes them 11 months corrected. With this sweet new ride I think it's possible ;)