Lori, we have a few working moms on this list. They all have great relationships with their babies. Babies can do FINE with others and you can still provide good mama's milk to Ethan. Do you have a good childcare arrangement? Can you nurse him on your lunch breaks? Will you be working full time? Can you do some of the work from home? Can't help you with the guilt (that's your job to overcome
) but can help you cope!
Sheri- I think we ALL don't respond to every post. sometimes I come on and 5 different people (or more) have written a lot. Since we all have limited time, then that's just the way it goes. no one should take offense. and then not every single topic appeals to every single person. sometimes I kinda liken our conversation to if we were all together in one room. sometimes we'd all be focused on the same thing and then there would be side conversations and not every person would say something about everything, yk?
which reminds me, that Annie, I think you asked about how to become a mw? CNM you go to nursing and mw school. to be a direct entry mw (which are alegal here), the traditional way is apprenticeship and self-study. You can also do apprenticeship and more formal study (lots of online mw courses these days). you can also go to a school to study and learn. I'm pretty sure that Tenaya over there went to school (Maternidad De La Luz). There's another mama in Oahu that I heard is going to go there soon too. If you're REALLY interested, midwifery today has a bunch of materials for interested women. check it out.
Mary- glad to hear work is working out so well. 2 days a week- though long shifts, isn't bad at all- just enough to get you out of the house but not too much, eh?
Andy- your schedule as of late sounds exhausting! we are so slowed down here and it's nice.
Lisa- thanks for the advice- I'll ebay mine too. I have some other stuff sitting here to sell too.
Heather- at least you caught Aine! hey, they all fall sooner or later, eh? it's just better when you can blame it on someone else.
Luka's been awake for 30 minutes and he's fussy. he just went to bed way to late and can't seem to shift his wake-up time to accomodate. Hopefully it'll be a good nap day!!! I have a friend coming over and we're going to dye playsilks. her dd is having her 3rd bday in a few weeks and she's gonna give em out as party favors
hallelujah! brother came in the room and Luka is THRILLED! I swear he gets bored with me and is just enamored with them.