My Breastfeeding (Pumping) Story
25th March 2010 | 505 views | 2 comments
The Pregnant Academic / Graduate / PhD Student - Q&A
20th June 2008 | 6470 views | 1 comment
Quarterly Review: Small and Simple Goals
19th March 2008 | 683 views | 2 comments
My Day Snapshot
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My Life To-Do List
Currently on my Life Wish List:
-Re-establish habitual affection with DH post-baby.
-Find the space to re-start yoga practice.
-Take trapeze lessons in NYC before we move.
Goals I am working on:
Graduate from medical school!
*Small & Simple Monthly Goals:*
(MAR) Drink a glass of water every morning.
(FEB) Take 30min "Power Hour" immediately after DD goes to bed to get things off my to-dos
(JAN) Plan a healthy balanced meal for Monday's dinner very week.
Projects I am working on:
-Packing up for move to Nashville, TN
Necessity is the mother of invention, so what things around the house have you re-purposed into baby gear?
Asked on 19th March 2008 | 4 replies
If you had to spend $300 on yourself,how would you spend it?
Asked on 31st December 2007 | 19 replies
I've decided that in order to preserve my sanity I need to find a part-time personal assistant. I'm not sure that is the appropriate title but this person would need to be ready, willing and able to assist with a multitude of tasks like housekeeping
Answered on 28th March 2008:
So...you need...a wife? LOL! That's what I always say, but my feminist alter ego corrects me that the correct term is "domestic assistant". I would use the classifieds (or craigslist) both ways...find people looking for housecleaning or childcare work and interview them to see if they are suitable. Prepare a list of all the duties you expect to be done (or hours you need help), post a job listing and see what happens. I gave applicants a list of tasks and told them I could do the list in three hours, and I would pay up to $60 a day to have the tasks completed, or $15/hr, "whichever came first"... I pay our household helper $15/hr, and she is worth every penny, recently I gave her a raise to $17.50 (after 6 months of excellent service). I don't have to pick up or de-clutter when she comes, she knows our family well enough now to incorporate that into her cleaning/organizing.
I've been pumping breastmilk for my little boy up to five times a day since the day he was born. Now that he's almost one though, I think it's time to start transitioning to cow milk/formula.
But, I'm scared. Any time I go too long without pumping
Answered on 28th March 2008:
If you are exclusively pumping (and not nursing), I would suggest dropping one pumping session every 1-2 days. Your body should adjust within 48 hours. If you get uncomfortable, just hand-express a little until the lumpiness goes away. You could also just lengthen the time in between pumping to naturally "wean".