Friday, September 28, 2007

Since it's on Topic

Found this while perusing the net this morning, and found it interesting. Especially considering the nursing topic going on here the last few days.

Two Nights in a Row!

So Patrick has now slept through the night again two nights in a row! I guess he's trying to make me feel better...LOL. Thanks to everyone who responded to my previous post. I can't believe how much it helped, and I am feeling much better about everything now.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Tough Decision

So, I made a tough decision last night, and I feel guilty about it.

GUYS - You may or may not want to read this at your own risk.....

I decided to stop bre*stfeeding. It was a very tough decision for me, considering all the work I had to do to get this far. Since my son was a preemie, his jaw was not developed enough when he was born to just naturally take to it. We worked VERY HARD with a lactation consultant for the first month of his life to get him to where he is today, and I think we did very well considering in the hospital I was feeding him from a tube attached to my n[pple at one point.

Anywho, I really wanted to quit quite a few times, but I stuck to it because I felt I was doing what was best for my son. Mother's milk is natural and all that..... However, since I started back at work (pumping again which I really DETEST) I have been having a hard time getting sufficient milk and have been supplementing with formula pretty much since day one back at work. I have called the lactation consultant again and tried herbal remedies and all kinds of things to no avail - yesterday I barely made enough to send him with ONE BOTTLE of bm today.

I feel guilty 'cause in a way I feel I didn't try hard enough. Yet I resent all the extra washing, and schedules, and work it causes me everyday. I want to be able to feel proud about nursing as long as I did, but the guilt overshadows it. He doesn't seem to mind it, but I still feel guilty. So, I'm trying really hard to lose the guilt because I know I did well in my heart, but my head is telling me otherwise. I'm not sure how to let go of it at this point, but I guess I'll get there eventually. Does every mother go through this? I'm sure they do, but hearing a few others experiences may help. Anyone have any they wish to share? If you don't want to do so publicly, please e-mail me.

***UPDATED*** I do want you all to know that my husband has been wonderful and very supportive through all of this, sometimes you just need to hear it from a "stranger" whose been through it you know?


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I think he's messing with my head....

So I was so excited in this post because my son was sleeping through the night. The operative word being WAS. I think he decided that mom really doesn't need that much sleep since he's now decided he absolutely has to wake up EVERY NIGHT at 3am. Just when I thought life was getting somewhat back to normal. Damn people, this is a lot harder than I thought!


Found this while I was looking for a funny picture to portray "me".....

Friday, September 21, 2007


Two things: It's funny how I have so much more time to blog now that I have a job.....

and speaking of jobs - here's a funny about them....

But first - if you didn't pet the tiger, you can go home now. LOL


We've all been there but don't like to admit it. As much as we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the WORKPOOP is inevitable. For those who hate pooping at work, following is the Survival Guide for taking a dump at work.

CROP DUSTING:When farting, you walk briskly around the office so the smell is not in your area and everyone else gets a whiff but doesn't know where it came from. Be careful when you do this. Do not stop until the full fart has been expelled. Walk an extra 30 feet to make sure the smell has left your pants.

FLY BY:This is the act of scouting out a bathroom before pooping. Walk in and Check for other poopers. If there are others in the bathroom, leave and Come back again. Be careful not to become a FREQUENT FLYER. People may become suspicious if they catch you constantly going into the bathroom.

ESCAPEE:This is a fart that slips out while taking a leak at the urinal or Forcing a poop in a stall. This is usually accompanied by a sudden wave of embarrassment. If you release an escapee, do not acknowledge it. Pretend it did not happen. If you are standing next to the farter in the urinal, pretend you did not hear it. No one likes an escapee. It is Uncomfortable for all involved. Making a joke or laughing makes both parties feel uneasy.

JAILBREAK:When forcing a poop, several farts slip out at a machine gun pace. This is a side effect of diarrhea or a hangover. If this should happen, do not Panic. Remain in the stall until everyone has left the bathroom to spare Everyone the awkwardness of what just occurred.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Please pet my poor tiger people, he looks lonely.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Go Team!!!

Two wins for me this weekend......yay!!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007



I know you can't tell from the pics, but his eyes are still blue like daddy.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Oh Yea I Forgot.

My son has been sleeping through the night now, last night makes four days in a row. And when I say sleeping through the night, I mean he goes to bed at 7:30 and doesn't get up until 6:30. Woo Hoo!!!!! And I do have some new pictures which I will try to post this weekend sometime.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm back at work now, so my very minimal blogging from before will probably become non-existant. I am working in the accounting department for a travel agency in Gainesville. I really like it so far, everyone is really nice. I just don't like all the rushing around and the very little time I get to spend with my son now. I guess it will get better eventually, just not sure when at this point. Everyone who does, please pray for my sanity.