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Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm Jealous

At 6 a.m., I get up to nurse Loki while Alan gets ready for work. When Alan turns on the water for his bath, Ander hears it and wakes up. He needs his diaper changed (or he leaks out), a sippy of milk, and cartoons on. Alan leaves for work.

Then Loki needs a diaper. Then Ander needs breakfast. If both boys are taken care of, I get a bath. (Ha ha ha ha ha. Like that ever happens.) Then get dressed, pack cold milk into bags with ice packs, probably change another diaper, maybe eat (yah, right), pack lunch, turn off my laptop and put it in my car, dress the boys, put them in car seats, and, at some point, leave.

I get to my mom's house and pump.

Two and a half hours of work, and it's time to pump again. Maybe I get lunch then, if Loki isn't crying too much.

Two and a half more hours, and then it's pump and pack up the kids. Pumping involves putting together pump, pumping, cleaning the parts, and labeling and storing the milk.

At home, it's feeding and diapers all around before Natchdaddy comes home.

Sigh. I want him to do all this stuff. I want to sit in a nice office. Blog. Check Facebook. Check my message boards. I'm jealous of Daddy.

Etcetera.

3 comments:

Sammy Jankis said...

You forgot the "work" part of sitting in a nice office. Or did you? ;-)

The Kitch Family said...

I'm sorry, Kristy. I know it must be hard for you, especially since you love your work and would love to get back at it full force. Question for you - why do you pump so often? Are you trying to build your freezer supply? Or is it for relief from engorgement? Or does Loki prefer bottle feeding to nursing?

Mommy to Ander and Wife to Box said...

Say I feed Loki at 7 a.m. He refuses to eat again until 10 a.m., but if I do that, I have to go into to the office at 8:30 a.m. and turn around and leave at 9:50 a.m. So I pump at 8:30 a.m. so I can worh until 11:30 a.m. I do that whenever Loki and I's schedules don't match up, which on workdays is about 2 to 3 times. On nonworkdays, I pump once to cover the 3 a.m. bottle Alan gives. Usually I skip a feed (and use a bottle) for that pumping session, since I pump enough for 2 - 3 bottles.