so I started my new "job" today.. I am on call to watch my midwife's kids when she gets called to a birth. She has two DDs- a 4y/o and a 7 m/o. My two boys are exactly 6 months younger than her girls. I went over there at 10, she came home at 1, and we are going back later. there are 2 ladies ready to birth today so I'm sure we will go back there for an overnight, which my DS1 is super excited about!
It is a trip having 4 kids all of a sudden, but the bigger two entertain each other very well.
question about pumping: I tried pumping the first few days after my milk came in, but I felt like I was getting too engorged so I wanted to wait until my supply evened out. Now I think I'm ready to start again, at 6 wks pp, but I can't figure out when to do it! Do you need to be pretty full to pump? it seems like i can't get much if DS has just nursed, but if I wait until LONG after he has nursed, he wants to nurse again and I feel like he would be frustrated at not having enough "stored up".. I was never a successful pumper with DS1 and I would really like to work on that for this babe. I mentioned once before that I'd like to pump to donate to a lady who had a double mastectomy- she had her baby over the weekend so I need to get moving!
Edited by MadiMamacita - 10/1/12 at 5:23pm