It's Friday, August 6, 2010 and I just finished my first week back at work since having BJ. Phew, I am tired. Though staying at home with BJ wasn't easy, being at work is pretty difficult too.
- First, I wake up earlier (even earlier than I used to wake up for work) so that I can pack everything in bags and feed BJ before I leave for school.
- Then, I see 150 students for 6 hours in a classroom where the AC is broken... keep in mind we're in Hawaii and it's the middle of August.
- After staying after school for at least 2 hours, I go home to take care of BJ, give him a bath, and hang out with the family.
- By the end of the evening, I am so tired that I end up falling asleep by 9:30.
In other news, you may remember that BJ wasn't eating much. Things have slightly improved and he actually tries to drink the formula, though he still outright refuses expressed breast milk. At first, I thought about giving up breast milk all together because he just didn't like the pumped version and I couldn't leave work just to feed him. However, I'm getting support from some great mothers on a message board website that I discovered recently.
It's called "Full Time Moms", and it's a great site where you can go to participate in discussions about fertility, pregnancy, children, parenting, current events, and other related topics. Whether you are trying to conceive or adopt, are pregnant, or a mommy looking for advice, there's all kinds of great information and discussions. I've been getting great advice from moms about their experiences with breast feeding and frozen milk, and have tried various things to help BJ drink more milk. Though I haven't quite found the right answer yet, I know I will because of the great support I have from the mommies on this discussion forum. If you are interested in checking out the forum, go to http://www.fulltimemomsforum.
Disclaimer: In exchange for the opportunity to write this post for Full Time Moms, I was provided with an ad space on their site. However, I was not required to write a positive review. All of the information above is my own opinion and I was not influenced in any way.