My breast pump arrived!!!!!
I decided early on that I would need one because I would be going back to work and wanted Baby Dub to have the benefit of breast milk. It's even more important to me now because :
- I am going back to work earlier than expected.
- In this economy, who can afford formula?( even though I've got three cans of powdered Similac stocked just in case of TRUE emergencies. It was free from the dr's office which I find weird, but that's a topic for another day)
- I want to give him the healthiest start possible if he's going to have to go to daycare that early.
I originally wanted the Medela Pump in Style which retails for $279.99. I had saved and slaved for this pump. But, while reading the Le Leche League forums, I found out about a couple of websites that sold the pumps for a discounted price.
But, my secret desire was the Medela Freestyle just because, hey, it's so neat and small and …..well I like new technology. But at both Babies R Us and Target, the pump was $379.99!!! Now, I was able to talk C-Dub into $279 with tax, but $379? No no no.
However, due to research, I had found addalittlelove.com which sold the dream pump( the Freestyle) for $285 plus $5 shipping and handling. With tax and insurance, that sent the price up to $295. About the same as the Pump in Style in the store!!! I was so excited!!
But, there were a couple of people on these websites who kept mentioning bestbuybaby.com. Once again, no prices on the website(something about Medela not allowing prices to be published online.) I called, and found out that they wanted $270 for the Freestyle. No fee for shipping and handling. So, faced with the choice of saving $25, I decided to save $25. Well, actually, I saved over $100 total!!!! I am sooooo excited!!!
This was my one last splurge before the baby comes.
Now I have no choice, breastfeeding must work somehow because I spent all this money on this pump 🙂 .