Thursday, May 20, 2010

My day

Right now my life is obviously a bit crazy and hectic... Here is what my typical day is like

6:30 AM- wake up and pump
6:45-7:30- get a little more sleep
7:30-8:30 get dressed, breakfast for all
8:30- leave to drive to hospital
9:00-10:30 do Ryder's care (temp, oral care, diaper and hold while eating)
10:30-2:30 spend time with kids, eat lunch
2:30 go back to hospital (someone has to drive me thx to c-section)
3:00-4:30 Ryder's care and try non-nutritional nursing
5:00-6:30 dinner
6:30-8:00 play with kids, get ready for bed, in bed by 8:00
8:30-drive to hospital
9:00- Do Ryder's care
10:30 start getting ready for bed, pump
11:00 in bed
1:00 AM- pump

So that is my day in a nutshell, filled in with pumping every three hours. So I am getting more sleep at night then I might be if he were home..but I would much rather be up all night if it meant Ryder was home with us.


  1. I remember pumping, and I HATED it!! Ryder is doing so well I know you will all be home soon. I wish I could be there to help you out, but I know you are surrounded by wonderful people. Love you!

  2. Whoa! That is A LOT of busy!! Have they given you any time frame for when Ryder might be coming home?

  3. You're awesome Em, to be able to do this. It's so hard. Hang in there. Pumping stinks big time. Can't wait until you don't have to anymore!

  4. Oh my goodness! That is crazy busy, Emmy. Hopefully it will go quickly. Rest whenever you can.

  5. Wow that is definitely crazy busy! It will all be worth it though when he is home with you!

  6. You forgot to add: write this post.

    Where do you find the time? You should have someone post for you.

  7. Such a good mommy! I know it's a lot but seeing his little face I'm sure makes it soooooo worth it. Keep up the great work!!

  8. Adjusting to a new baby is always hard, and adjusting to a new baby who is not living with you at the moment is even harder! You are amazing, and I hope you know it.

  9. the love/hate relationship with the pump. are you freezing? or do they feed him your milk through the tube?