Hi All, I am back at work this week and it has been pretty rough. My LO is in a day care at the University I work at so I can go nurse her once or sometimes twice but I have to bring milk for the other 2 feedings and extra in the event that I can not make it to nurse her. I have to pump in the morning - after nursing but before leaving for work. How do you get up, nurse, pump, and get both you and your LO ready to leave in the morning? My DH is helping but it is still impossible. I have to leave by 7:45am to make it to work at 9am because I live outside the city and traffic is horrible where I live. It feels like I just need to stay up from our 4am feeding to make it out of the house by 7:45am.
Right now it is 7:12 and I am pumping. My LO is sitting here next to me not dressed yet and I too am still in my PJs. I work in an office setting that requires me to dress up which I have found means bring a change of clothes b/c LO will spit up on me if I do not. I love her and wish I could stay home but my job is the better paying one so it is not possible (also I do really enjoy my work but I would gibe it up for my little girl). Add to all of he above, she has reverted to nursing every 2 hours at night and I am exhausted (we can't seem to side nurse successfully).