L in LaLa Land

September 18, 2010

My Son is my Alarm Clock

Filed under: Daycare,Eping,Motherhood,Work — L @ 3:58 pm
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Ever since I started working at the hospital (630am-3pm), my son switched his schedule along with me and wakes up at 5am for a morning feed. It’s almost like he is making sure that mommy is awake. Unfortunately though, before I started at the hospital, daddy threw his back out. Like super bad. The doctor doesn’t even want him to lift our 13lb son! Thank goodness for family who has been a big help. I love being able to take care of my husband, but its starting to be a pain, and it’s only been ONE WEEK! Sometimes, I wanna nap but I can’t leave him alone with the baby. God forbid if he falls or even drops the baby when he has a muscle spasm.
In other news, I’m still hating the daycare. For one, they fed my lil man rice cereal because he hit 4 months old. I asked them not to and they want a doctor’s note (since she said closer to 5-6mths). What is THAT craziness?!? Then, when his teachers speak of him getting solids, they tell me “he won’t want your milk anymore” or “how will you keep up??”. My response has been, “we’ll do just fine thank you”. Luckily for me, the hospital has been very accomadating with my pumping situation (it IS a hospital). Other than that mess at the daycare, everyone loves my son. I hope they don’t spoil the mess out of him!
Working at the hospital has been awesome. I felt weird asking for breaktime (which I can work with the ones already provided) and a place to pump. My director (a man) went straight to a nursing mom and asked her for the info and showed me the way! There are a lot of mothers that work there and its cool to hear stories about the different stages. Plus, I’m geting to do something I love, and that is working in the lab!

September 7, 2010

New Milestones Daily!

How was everyone’s Labor Day?!?!? Mine seemed to be the same ol’ stuff BUT The 3rd has learned new tricks! Ok, not new tricks but he has reached new milestones.  As mentioned before, my little man is teething. I hate seeing him in pain and if it is major enough, he will refuse the boob.  So, I went to one of my trusty “lactivist bloggers” Blacktating and made him some momsicles. He was impatient, to say the least, so I chopped it up and feed him from the spoon and boy was it YUMMY!

He still seemed to show some extrusion reflex, so I’m gonna play it by ear and wait until HE is ready.  We did try some banana mixed with mommy’s milk and he tried to grab the spoon from me to eat himself!

Next milestone we hit this weekend was rolling over.  He has rolled from his stomach to his back constantly, but getting back to his stomach was a task.  Now, he is a rolling champion! Which means, no more pillow borders on the bed for us.

The other milestone, is not TRULY a milestone.  Daddy and I were laughing at The 3rd for trying to get out of his Bumbo. He kept stretching his back with one arm in the air but it wasn’t working.  Finally, he put his foot in the seat (don’t ask me how), stretched his back out and threw himself over the side.  Thank goodness the seat was on the floor! Gave mommy a slight scare but I had the ground padded.

My big, growing boy!

September 2, 2010

Time to Make the Cookies

Filed under: Eping,Motherhood,Work — L @ 12:28 pm
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That’s what one of my students at my job said to me the other day. “Time to make the cookies”. He was referring to me taking the walk to my curtained room to pump my milk. I actually liked the phrase. Better than what another student told my boss, “oh she is milking” LOL. While I sit here “making cookies”, I am reminded of how my job, coworkers, and students helped me accomplish 4mths of breastfeeding. It wasn’t easy, but a little bit of determination and a good attitude will help you a lot. Everyone thought I was crazy for going back to work at 4wks. Even crazier for going back to school at 6wks postpartum. I was warned about nipple confusion and failing at breastfeeding. Thank goodness I have a thing about proving people wrong. When I home, my baby gets all of me and he truly loves his “daddy time” when I’m not there. Now that my schedule has changed, he’ll ignore me and look to daddy cuz I’m trying to get in on their time! Putting my 2wks in at work was really hard for me but I’m excited for the changes that are coming with it. Lil’ man just has to be ok with mommy being home from now on! 🙂

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