Kirsten, I've randomly gotten clogged ducts with each of my kids, twice with Avalon and after months or even years of breastfeeding, just suddenly a clogged duct. Even if he's not nursing off one side, that side still may produce some milk and would be more prone to clogging if it's never being released. I never pump unless I have a clog, so almost all my pumping experience has been for clogged ducts. I have the most luck doing the following:
1. Hot compress on the affected area
2. Lots and lots of massaging- especially from the irritated area down toward the nipple
3. Pumping on the high suction with an electric pump, experiment with the speed- sometimes slower is better
4. Try to relax as best as possible, away from the kids, eyes closed or focused on the breast, willing the milk out
I've had to do this a couple times in order to release the clog, but it has always worked. Good luck and I hope you have a good time tonight!
Sara, funny story about the birth stool. I guess he was just really meant to be born in the car! As for food... I agree with beans and some grain- maybe quinoa, rice, millet, etc.- veggies, salad, fruit, etc. You could do taco bar with different kinds of tortillas (corn and wheat), that's always popular with kids, too, and people can customize their tacos/burritos to include cheese/sour cream or not.
Sonja, sorry you feel so tired.