:wave: Well thought I'd introduce myself and our new addition. I've posted a few 'mummy-to-be' threads on here a few weeks ago . Now I'm officially a new mummy. A little bit earlier then planned and jumped the que a little . Isaac Ivor was born 5th November at 11.29am. Wasn't due till 10th December! He just didn't want to miss the Bonfire Celebrations at all!! He weighed 6lb 14oz. A big baby and makes me forget that even though he's a big lad he's still a prem baby. He was 5 weeks early and is in NICU. Which is heart breaking when me and his daddy leave him in the hospital to come home and try and have us time. I know he is being well looked after and whilst we can just try and look after ourselves. I'm expressing milk which at the moment whilst Isaac is in NICU I can use their breast pump which is miles better and over in 5 minutes. I'm Daisy the Cow! 120Ml from one breast and 40ml from the other after 5 minutes being on it but when I am at home it's a messy job. I've got a Tommee Tippee manual and AVENT electric one which I get in total after 45 minutes on each breast about 120 in total. It's frustrating because the breast cup/suckers aren't as good as the ones in the hospital so during expressing I leak loads and even though the milk is sweet smelling it's just on me all day etc and at night the bed is getting soaked. I don't want to give up though! I'm thinking last resort is hiring the breast pump medela from the hospital when he comes out just for ease. Just the mess is getting me down. So hello . looking forward to mummy life now . Nervous and scared about it all.