Oh bleeps. I hesitate to even share this nugget of stupidity with you. But I was wrong last night.
My flange size on the pump didn’t change.
Let’s step back a few days.
Sunday night I was beat. We had been working on Pawpaw funeral stuff all weekend. After I pumped I asked Chief if he wouldn’t mind washing my flanges. Sure he says. He doesn’t mind. He’s a good husband.
Then Monday morning my pump wouldn’t work. You guys know all this. Read last nights post if you need a catch up.
Fast forward to tonight. I’m pumping with my 24 mm flange and as I’m finishing up the right side I suddenly lose suction. I can’t figure out why until I look down and see that the valve has fallen off into the bottle. Ok. No biggie. I was 30 seconds away from being done anyway.
So then I go to fish it out and freeze my milk and I look over and see…two other valves. Sitting innocuously on the drying rack.
And it clicks.
I leave the milk out on the counter and run back and wake up Chief:
Librarian: “YOU KNOW-THE VALVES? THE WHITE PIECES?”
Librarian: *maniacal laughter of the clinically insane person having a mental breakdown*
For the love of my leaky left breast. I didn’t put the stupid. effing. valves back on. THAT’S WHY MY PUMP STOPPED WORKING. THAT’S WHY I SPENT ALL THAT MONEY.
See, I never take them off. I just let the hot soapy water run through the whole flange-valve assembly. I don’t think I ever realized they were separate parts for goodness sakes.
*maniacal laughter* *twitches*