A day as a working momWednesday, November 20, 2013
Let's start from midnight.
12-1am: Breastfeed baby for 15-20 minutes. Sleep.
2-3am: Breastfeed baby for 15-20 minutes. Sleep.
4-5am: Breastfeed baby for 15-20 minutes. Change his diaper. Carry him around the house for a while.
5-6am: If I'm lucky, baby sleeps. If not, I'll put him on the bed and let him babble away while I pat his back.
6-7am: Breastfeed baby if he wakes up. If not, I'll continue to sleep.
7-8am: Talk to baby a while, might need breastfeeding if he wants it. Take a really quick shower. Gobble down my breakfast of oats, milk, cereal, and biscuits.
8-9am: Prepare baby's warm bath water. Wipe him down. Change his diaper. Dress him up. Talk to him a while. Breastfeed him for 10 minutes until he's somewhat drowsy.
9-10am: Put baby in car seat. Drive to babysitter's house. Depending on traffic condition, journey takes 35-40 minutes. If the day is hot with sun shining brightly into the backseat, baby will wail and I can't do anything but continue to try pacifying him with my voice while driving in the bloody jam.
11am: Pumping time! Total yield from both breasts is approximately 2oz (50-70ml) only at the moment. Sigh.
11:30-1:30pm: Work, then lunch.
1:30pm: Pumping time! Total yield from both breasts is approximately 2oz (50-70ml) only at the moment. Sigh.
3:30pm: Pumping time! Total yield from both breasts is approximately 2oz (50-70ml) only at the moment. Sigh.
5pm: Fetch baby from babysitter.
6-8pm: Reach home. Watch TV while breastfeeding baby. Play with him a while when he's full.
8-10pm: A combination of playing, breastfeeding, and talking to him while trying to put him to sleep. His dad will carry him around for further play time.
10pm-12am: Sleep time for me! Must sleep before the next cycle starts again. :)