Originally Posted by MarineWife
I think it depends. If it was really close to when you normally temp and you weren't able to get back to sleep for a significant amount of time, it could. If you were able to get at least 3 more hours of consecutive sleep before temping, probably not. I temped for years while nursing and never noticed that the constant night waking affected my temps. Of course, everyone is different.
Plus, it's just one temp. It's hard to determine anything from one temp. I say see what it does. If you make a note that you were sleep deprived, then you can always go back and either discard it if you have to or just leave it be if it doesn't affect anything (like your CL for instance).
Where's my chart stalkerazzi
!? Feeling good! If DH is in the mood we may dtd again tonight. Possibly TMI -- but I'm so mad I've spent most of my adult life on hormonal bc. I have never enjoyed sex, never wanted sex, and since being off bc, I can't believe what I've been missing. I thought it was just b/c we'd been together for so long, you know what they say. Well, no. It was frickin' hormonal bc. Jerks.
Anyway - re: working and babies. I currently work 2 days a week as an esthetician at a day spa. I like it, but I HATE having to WOH even part time. It's so stressful getting up and going out in the am, and dropping Nora off at MILs on Fridays. And without fail, I come home on Sat nights and my house is completely undone. All the cleaning I did all week feels like it was for nothing. A lot of times, that's why I don't have motivation to keep up w/housework during the week.
All this to say, after baby #2 comes, I'm reallllly hoping I can just be a SAHM for a few years. Maybe go back to the spa on Saturdays only for a bit, or something, if there are clients. (I make commission only). Currently I pull in about $200-$300 per week, on a good week. On a bad week -- eh, I could make $25. So it varies. DH just took a new job where he'll be making enough to support us, so I'm hoping (crossing all my crossables) once he settles in his new job he'll be more receptive to me wanting to stay home full time. We'll see.
Long term, I hope to become an IBCLC, but that road is hard when you aren't already a nurse. I have an BA in English so I'm sure I have a bunch of prereq's done, but I'm going to have to take nutrition classes among a few others before I can do any sort of apprenticeship/mentorship, or take the LC classes online. So that's my 10 year plan. LOL.