OK, now I'm ready to
WHERE is it written that *I* am the one who has to get up with him in the morning when he wakes up? Especially on weekends?
The past week I have been doing everything - bottles, sterilizing, laundry, dishes, cleaning the house, cooking, caring for Tristan, getting him down for naps, putting him to bed at night, changing diapers, cleaning the cat box, yada yada yada. Add on top of that caring for Jo on Wednesday and Thursday when she came home sick with this norovirus. I realize it's a nasty thing, and I know how tired and weak she is now. But JEEZ! Couldn't I sleep in just ONE day this week after getting up with him every single morning at 7 AM? I thought that it would be clear when I put him in his co-sleeper with some toys (yes, we have a co-sleeper... does he sleep in it at night? :LOL I can't bear to put him in it at night, he's never slept anywhere besides under my arm!) and covered my head with my blankets that I was not interested in getting up, but obviously 11 hours of sleep are not enough for her, she just decided to roll over and snore. Granted, we went to bed at the same time, but I woke up several times in the night to nurse him, all of which she slept through. Yesterday was the same thing, he would be sitting next to her at the kitchen table and I would have to be the one to come from the kitchen to wipe the spit-up off his chin. I guess I should cut her some slack, she still acts like she's in another world from this bug she had, kinda dazed and confused. But I really, REALLY wonder what would be happening if the tables were turned and I were the one who was sick.
At least it gives me some alone time on the computer. I guess I'll go downstairs now and make me some coffee. Yesterday I had my dinner at 8 PM after coming home from running errands - the cats had no food! - and to be honest, cold chicken for breakfast sounds darn good.
Mandy, I wasn't offended in the least, just have managed to turn a corner with my situation and am pretty bent on letting people know that we are out there and working like crazy to still breastfeed our children. I guess it makes me a low-supply lactivist?
I've written letters to LLL and Motherwear, LLL calling them on selling the SNS in their catalog but not indicating that women with low supply could use it to keep their babies exclusively breastfed (they are going to change it in the next catalog!) and Motherwear to see if they might consider including a supplementing mom in their catalog sometime (no response). Wouldn't that be something, to see a mom using an SNS or a Lact-Aid and modeling a nursing bra? Nursing shirts are especially handy for me using the SNS, it keeps Tristan's gropy hands away from the tubes and I can adjust it without flashing people!
Tristan just said "n guv uv". I'm going to take that as "I love you"!
he's very chatty, and has returned from the land of grunting and shrieking to a lot of goos, oohs, chas (the ch being like the ch in hebrew and German, in the back of the throat), cuhs, a lot of consonants and double-syllables and his latest favorite: bth.
j + t