L in LaLa Land

July 11, 2012

It’s Been Forever!

I’m always saying that since I’m never near a computer to post anything! LOL! Let’s see, new stuff since I last posted: Alex had his 2nd birthday (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme), I’ve been working at the hospital, we moved to the north side of town (about 10min commute), and I’ve been able to make sense of weird stuff going on with me.
Second Birthday: Awesome! Close friends and family and the best thing that I could’ve purchased…A BALL PIT.


Work: I love it! I got the hours I wanted and work in the section I wanted. People are great and it’s like a mini family (most days)
Move: We had to do it. Our health and family time was suffering. The hubby and I work about 5 minutes apart and driving an hour and a half to work in two different cars was not the business. Now we have less than a 10minute commute and it’s a better neighborhood. We even got little man into a new daycare (same company, new location).


Me: Well, I had been having weird numbness/weakness in my legs and bouts of vertigo as well as other things. After numerous tests with a neurologist, I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). Start on Rebif this week. Both husband and baby (and my friends too) have been awesome through this! That’s all I’m gonna say about it, because this will NOT change me.
Baby Alex: He has always been a talker but now he just won’t STOP! He still has some tantrums, but what 2yr old doesn’t? I say he is awesome and annoying all at the same time! We are pretty much potty trained (minus overnight but I don’t want to push that) and the new daycare is to thank for that. I was working with PullUps potty timer/watch and they said, “put him in underwear“. Two weeks of accidents every few days and now NO MORE. The daycare is more diverse, so seeing him interact with different cultures and nationalities is kind of funny. He has taken over my Kindle that daddy bought me for my birthday, but he is learning on it. The other day I caught him spelling and I was in shock! Anyhow, I could talk about him for days…

Before…

…and AFTER!!!

What’s new in your world?

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July 19, 2010

My Love Affair

So those that know me, know that I’m PRO Breastfeeding.  However, because FMLA is soooo not enough (only 50%), I went back to work when my son was only 1 month old.  I knew early on that I would have to pump (actually I pumped in the hospital b/c they were giving my child formula and I was NOT having it! But that’s another story…) Anyhow, I sat down with my boss about setting me up a room to pump.  1st she offered me the bathroom (eww!), which I calmly explained how that was unsanitary and that by law she must offer me a room.  There was one little issue, all the rooms had full-length windows! So being the savvy mommy that I am, I bought a curtain for my work pumping sessions.

Me in my room with the curtain up

Well, I am also in school!  My teacher has been a total sweetheart with letting me use her office to get a short pump break (approx 8-10min) in during class.  My only issue is everytime she leaves me in the office, she runs and tells someone, “HEY! You know what she’s doing in there?!?!?! Pumping milk for her baby!” Yeaaaaa….thanks.  It’s not everyday that your whole class knows that you are sitting bare-breast in your instructors office attached to a pump…BUT, I digress.

So, where does this love affair come in at?  Well, I am having a full out affair with my Medela Pump-In-Style Advanced breastpump.  Yep, that’s me.  Let me put it this way, I’m gone Mon-Thurs from 645am-930pm Fri 10-7pm and Sat 8-2pm.  That is literally NO baby time, except his midnight feeds and definately NO hubby time!  Now here’s where you say, “Why don’t you try and jump hubby’s bone in the middle of the night or something?”  Which my response would be, TRUST ME I WISH I COULD!  By some freak accident, mother nature has decided to come back when I was 6wks postpartum…NO FAIR.  Then I’m on Implanon which could either TOTALLY ERASE your period, or have you spot constantly…lucky me, I got stuck with the latter.  So, the ONLY action this newly married woman is getting…the suction from her breastpump (ok, I lie…hubby and I do get some time alone here and there).  I wonder if hubby is jealous…  Either way our anniversary is approaching in a few weeks, so I’ll have something nice planned for him and leave my pump out of the bedroom!

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