Clarissa is so cute!!
Here's my rant: working sucks! It's not so much work (even though I am not sure how I am going to keep up with work and pumping at the moment) it's life around work.
I get up t 4 a.m. take a shower, get ready, spend some time with T-Bone, then wake up Finley around 5. Feed and cuddle him for about an hour, then finish packing, out the door and dropping him off at 6.30 a.m.
Work. Work all day. My day starts at 7.30 and I get to leave at 3 p.m. if I work through my lunch break, which I happily did yesterday and today. I don't have any milk supply issues... when I stayed home with Finley it was enough, he's gaining weight appropriately... however, my pumping output SUCKS. I've barely managed to pump enough and had to get a 4 oz bag of milk out of my freezer stash for tomorrow. I have pumped every two hours yesterday and today, I might move that to every 1.5 hours tomorrow instead. It is so hard to maintain a pumping schedule and, well, work.
Any tips for increasing pumping output? I've thought about taking fenugreek but I am not sure if that would help with pumping or just increase my overall supply (and don't want to have too much either).
We get to the daycare at 3.45 p.m. and Finn has been just exhausted at night... understandably so. But it just feels like I am not getting any quality time with my precious baby and it just makes me sad. Then I'm home and it seems like all I've been doing is eat dinner/ feed/ try to snuggle a sleepy baby/ prepare for the next day/ pay some sort of attention to T-Bone and the cats.
This is only the second day, but I feel so burned out already.
Now all you successful working moms who balance it all graciously can tell me to suck it up