Friday, May 28, 2010

Back to Work for A Day - Hydration

Two nights ago, I was ready to throw my laptop out the window!!   For those of you that don't know, I'm a high school business teacher, and I have been out on maternity since February.  Well, yesterday was the last day to input my grades into the computer system, so I was up late last night trying to install the software program to input them... and IT DIDN'T WORK. I was extremely frustrated and as mentioned earlier, ready to hurl my laptop out the window.  I spent two valuable hours of sleep-time trying to fix the problem so I wouldn't have to go into work. (It's a 45 minute drive.)  Well, I guess the "work gods" wanted me to go in (stupid program), so I packed up the diaper bag and drove BJ and I to work yesterday morning.  

I've gotten pretty good at packing BJ's diaper bag.  It's not so hard. Diapers - check. Wipes - check. Receiving blankets - check. Changing pad - check.

Here's what the books don't tell breastfeeding mothers to pack:  Don't forget a bottle of water.  I find that if I don't keep myself hydrated, the amount of breastmilk I have suffers.  When I am at home, I consciously drink tons of water so that BJ can have enough milk.  Well, yesterday, I didn't have drinking water in my classroom, and forgot to keep myself hydrated.  Lucky for me, I didn't have to go into work too long so it worked out, but what would have happened if I had to stay all day?  I think I would have had to run to the store to buy some water... and that's wasted time out of your day.  Save time!  Pack water!!!


BJ made me so proud yesterday... he enjoyed meeting all of his aunties and uncles (i.e., my co-workers) and he was such a good boy!  He always puts on a show for strangers and acts like such a sweetheart, when in reality, mommy and daddy know how cranky he can be. :-)   

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