My background is in historic preservation and home inspection. I currently work with our State Parks, Forests, and Wildlife Management Areas on protecting and interpreting the historic sites and structures. Additionally, I oversee a unique program where private partners fund a restoration and serve as caretakers for historic homes in exchange for being able to live there (for free) for their lifetime. Right now I have about 60 of these special properties that I supervise.
I love what I do-- I get to travel around the state and work with all kinds of people and all kinds of historic homes-- but it is very challenging. I'm finding it to be even more challenging now that I'm pregnant. I don't know how I will juggle all my field work and travel once the baby arrives-- I have nightmares of having to excuse myself from a group of Park Rangers to pump breast milk behind a tree, or packing my pump with me on my way to an archaeological site. But that's a worry for another time, and it's more of a laughable situation rather than a true worry.
DH is an electrical engineer. He travels sometimes, but his job is more office based. If I'm not able to nurse, or once the baby weens, perhaps he'll be in charge of daycare and transportation. But we are far away from having to decide that right now.