day care take 2 / other baby-related hijinks

June 21, 2012

day 2
after having 2 days to recover from our initial day care [mis]adventures, i took annabel again today.  in fact, she’s there now!  one of the attendings wanted to get one last teaching session in for the outgoing 3rd year fellow, and invited me to come — i’m still technically on leave, but he took us out for sushi afterwards so it’s all good.

it was nice in that it gave me a chance to sort of practice our morning routine, but a. decided to throw me a curve ball and slept from 6 – 9 am.  i couldn’t bear to wake her when i really only needed to be there by 11, so . . . morning routine #1 was sort of a fail [i can’t exactly waltz into work at 10:30am, even though it would be pretty awesome].

this time, i didn’t cry and it was already much easier.  apparently she is refusing to nap, but that’s not terribly surprising — it’s a new environment, and it’s bright and noisy.  i’m hoping that she will eventually adjust, because healthy sleep habits-esque conditions just aren’t going to be happening for her anytime soon during weekdays.  we’ll see what happens . . .

this is happening

pretty soon, she’ll be flipping all the way.
and then walking, and driving, and going to college.  

sometimes i just want to slow down the clock and keep her this little forever.  i really will miss these days!

my laundry buddy

random ridiculousness of the day
i sat down to pump earlier while calling the day care to check in.  during the short conversation, i kept noticing that something was dripping on my leg.  i hadn’t thought to look down to investigate, figuring it was because i had just rinsed off the pump pieces.

except OF COURSE it was actually milk because i forgot to attach the container on the left side.

i almost cried but after realizing i probably only lost a tiny amount started to laugh.  and i’m sure it won’t be the last time . . .


  • Reply Charleston Amy March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Glad daycare day #2 was a little easier on you!

    One of my sister’s friends gave her a card shortly after one of her children was born that said on the front something like "whoever said you shouldn’t cried over spilled milk…" (and on the inside) "never spilled pumped milk. " 🙂

  • Reply Liz @ runbakerace March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    She’s almost rolling over…yay A! Hope day #2 was a bit better for the both of you.

  • Reply Hotpotatokate March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Bwahahaha, that’s my nightmare!! I lost about 10oz of milk in my first week back- leaky bags, clumsiness, warming too much etc.

    Yay for rolling! She puts T to shame, and he was earlyish!

  • Reply Brittnie March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Ha! A few weeks ago I was pumping and, like yourself, all of a sudden felt milk spilling ALL over my leg. I may or may not have forgotten to actually attach the bottle. Awesome. 🙂

  • Reply Nico March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Sorry, but LOL at forgetting to attach the bottle. Glad you didn’t lose too much 🙂

  • Reply Linda March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    That’s just what happens when you are a Mom. I went back to work when my daughter was 3 months old and pumped so she could have breast milk for a year. I spent a lot of time stressing over the freezer supply, etc. I also had times where I spilled the milk or had accidents like yours occur and it brought me to tears most time. I did have occassions where a bag would leak when thawing in the fridge. It was as if the seam got a tiny tear while in the freezer. I learned to thaw them in the fridge in another clean container to prevent any spillage/leaking during the thawing process.
    Good luck on your first trip out of town away from your baby!!

  • Reply erica March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    So in the 4 weeks ive been back at work I’ve had the following things happen
    – forgot bustier bra
    -forgot power cord (husband packed bag, I blame him!)
    -forgot one adapter, so could only pump one side at a time
    -ripped a membrane and didnt have an extra
    – had milk back up in tubing due to rippe
    d membrane
    -double whammy – spilled milk on myself (just about an ounce, I still got Crazy angry about it)

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