on the meeting front: I did one in Chicago in Sept (not a science one but...). Ds was 6 months and dp just got to tool around with him and met me for nursing sessions. A lot more focused business and less professional play time, but some great family down town too... seem more balanced and less intense but I didn't get to see everyone I normally would... it was just... well different, but good.
so my question: I just got invited to an on campus interview across the country (where I *think* we would like to live... but that's another story). I'm thinking its best to try and pump like crazy and go out for as little time as possible without the little guy. And then I'd still have to ask the mostly-male department for time-out to pump during the day or I'd end up with more than sweat marks during my job talk. Or I guess I could try and bring dp and ds with me, but I feel like, even if the department was okay with it, it sill seems to cut down on the informal interview time which could be really important (things as little as the car ride from the airport, etc).I don't know what is best... things seem to move so quickly with the job search process in general... I barely would be able to think about if I want to move jobs anyway, but throw in the nursing logistic and :
Congrats on gaining an interview! IMO, though I haven't been in your position yet, Dh and I have been talking logistics for a year now for how we'll handle campus visits. We've settled on the whole family will come along. Partly to quell my nervousness about being away from a nursing babe, just one more thing I don't need to have around to throw me off. I may still need pumping times (maybe--depends on a Dc #2) but at least we'll have nightnursing and, more importantly for us, Dh and kids in tow can really check out the town/area since we'd be making a major comittment to move there.
If an offer ever arrived (fingers crossed) we want to be able to both talk knowledgeably about the area and whether it would work for our family, not be doing frantic internet searches or trying to schedule a quick trip out there.