I went to Target yesterday... three separate times... and that knocked me the heck OUT. I have not done a blessed thing today (oh, I folded seven cloth diapers? does that count?) and am just now starting to feel human again. Yeesh.
Three times in a row at Target, you say? My, that woman sure does love her Target... Yeah, no, I went to buy a breast pump. Then I went to a second store to pick up an identical breast pump that cost $50 less because I bought it online (...seriously?!), and return the more expensive store purchase; then I went BACK to the first store because you can't do an in-store return at a different location less than 24 hours after purchase. The nice young lady at the counter of Target #2
is awesome forever in my book, because when she had explained the 24-hour return policy and my fed-up self had responded, "Well, THAT'S really #*[email protected]
stupid," she didn't miss a beat--just nodded and said, "Yep."
I am also doing the pump thing. Our ped seems a little overly conservative about Yoshiko's weight gain, honestly; she was 9 pounds at birth, and by Tuesday, she was 8 pounds, 4 ounces. They told me at that visit to wake her for nursing every two hours during the day, and every three hours at night, which is actually quite a chore, because this child can SLEEP. On Thursday, she had gained half an ounce, but that didn't really reassure the pediatrician and she told me to start pumping after every feed. So yesterday's and today's schedule have gone something like feed baby, set up to pump, attempt to rouse baby for bottle, mostly fail at bottle, eventually get child to accept bottle, hey look at that it's pretty much time for another breastfeed.
I really do not like pumping, y'all. Especially when the baby's right there in front of me. Especially
when the baby's actually halfway decent at nursing and just has a tendency to drift into comfort sucking. :/
Also, if my husband makes his smug "Oooh, nursing is so haaaard" joke one more time I'm going to slap him. He means it to say that it's obviously going really easily for us and everything is fine, but you know what, this stuff is FRAUGHT, so... maybe take it easy on the "It's totally cool and everyone who struggles is silly" jokes right now?? Ay yi yi.
Cagnew, I really hope today has been better for you. Did the pump arrive yet? I'm praying that a double electric will at least cut some of your pumping time out. Even more, though, I'm really hoping that he has been able to latch again. It's so, so frustrating when the latch is hard. I'm really sorry yesterday was so rough.