Some really good advice. I am very lucky to have a super awesome and understanding boss. He has been really great with the fight with the insurance people and has been on my side for me to get more time out, even though that means everyone in our dept. is stretched thin longer covering for me.
Great idea about putting pumping sessions on the calendar. I have talked to another lady at work who pumps and she has set up an old file room for us to use. My boss has always been really laid back about breaks, just as long as the work gets done.
I am actually going to be talking to him in hopes of working out to only work in the office 6 hours, then working from home for 2 hours. I am praying this pans out. I would likely be able to get in a nap then before the whole night time marathon. lol Maybe it will help keep me more sane...
My biggest worry really is the baby. My DH is watching her in the mornings... but he is the soundest sleeper ever. She will be crying in bed next to him and he won't even hear her. I am afraid she will be there screaming and starving til whenever he decides to wake up.
I am actually doing a "trial run" today. I'm at my parents house til about noon, letting him watch baby. I read it's good to try pumping outside the home before returning to work to try to be less anxious and to get a feel for what the day will be like. This is to help prepare me mentally too, but I am literally sick to my stomach right now wondering how baby is doing and if DH got up when she started fussing to eat.
He turned his phone off to charge last night, and he hasn't turned it back on yet and I am seriously ready to call this trial run over because I can't get a hold of him. I HATE this.
I need to know my baby is being fed and snuggled!!