I'm talking about my love affair with my pump. Not that I've ever really loved pumping - except for maybe the satisfaction of filling that bottle and the relief I would feel from my engorged boob deflating.
But now the thrill is gone. I don't feel like it it working as well anymore. Sometimes it seems like it's 'catching' and making a weird noise - almost sputtering. Like it's not doing the whole cycle. I give it a whack and it goes back to normal. I'm pretty sure that isn't the recommended way to handle the situation, though.
And I just don't feel like it's getting as much milk as it used to. After it appears to be done I will finish by hand expressing some more. And I've been getting another ounce or so just by hand. Obviously there is plenty of milk left in the jugs, but the pump just isn't up to snuff.
Not cool, my little friend. Not cool at all.
But I will persevere and continue to use it until it completely dies because I am bound and determined to keep providing my little munchkin with milk for as long as he wants it.
I'll just no longer be singing the praises of my trusty little sidekick.