I am a firm believer in "breast is best", but sometimes it's hard to keep up when I have to pump. It's especially hard when I feed her all evening and still have to pump afterward too so I usually don't get much at night.
Last night after we put Mia down for bed I went down stairs to pump while Josh cleaned up the bathroom from Mia's bath. After I was finished Josh came down stairs and said, "She's been crying this whole time!" I could tell he was flustered so I told him I'd put the milk away and get everything cleaned up and then come up and relieve him. So I had it in my head that I needed to hurry. I poured the milk I had in a 2 ounce storage container in the fridge from an earlier pumping session into a 6 ounce one and then added the 2 ounces I had just pumped, I had just fed Mia so there wasn't much to pump, but it's always nice to empty out before bed because she doesn't wake up overnight to eat. I was in a hurry so I just threw the bottles I pumped into into the sink and my arm knocked the storage container over and spilled 3 1/2 ounces of the milk all over the floor and counter! I was so upset. Now I'd be short on milk for the sitter. I work so hard to get that milk and in one swoop nearly 2 pumping sessions gone! I wanted to cry! Josh just said, "It's okay we'll just tell [the sitter] to give her one bottle of formula and she'll be fine." He's right it won't hurt her to have one bottle of formula, but I sure wish she didn't have to.