It’s absolutely beautiful today, the sky a perfect cerulean blue. White clouds are scattered across the sky, creamy, bold, and a little rugged, like the edges of a freshly torn biscuit. I refuse to drive my car today; it’s too pretty, especially with a snow forecast for the weekend.
I walked to a breakfast date with a friend and decided that later I’m going to unearth my bike from its winter storage to ride it to an appointment in Northwest. On my walk home from Maketto, I stopped at Concetta’s house to try on the new pumping/nursing/sports bra she just got in (it’s a fun and summery blue). I stopped my rigorous schedule of pumping (I struggled with low supply initially) when my daughter was about eight months, after it became clear that I wasn’t going back to work full time and that my supply wouldn’t disappear if I stopped pumping every five minutes.
Somehow, in the short time between when I ceased pumping and starting working on Fridays, my trusty (and battered) pumping bra completely disappeared! (Maybe my husband threw it away, although the resolutely unsexy Target bras should have been the first to go.) Anyways, I found myself with the need to pump again and no pumping bra. The first Friday, I cut two janky holes in a sports bra and tried to make that work because someone told me it worked for them. Nope. Doesn’t work at all. I pumped approximately half an ounce the whole day because it wasn’t tight enough. The next week, I dug out the 75 million plastic pieces that came with my pump that you’re supposed to attach to the pump to make it “hands free.” These pieces get the job done, but they make me hate pumping even more than I already do, and they’re constantly popping off, risking a spill of my liquid gold.
Enter my knowledgeable and conveniently employed friend, Concetta, who recommended just the bra for me. I tried it on and was sold immediately. I wore it out of her house and then pumped, biked to Northwest, biked home, picked up my daughter from childcare, and nursed her, all without changing my clothes! The bra is great for pumping, great for working out, and it’s way more supportive than my other stretched out nursing bras. If you are looking for a bra that does it all, I’d highly recommend trying this one!