Unfortunately for me, I had to return to work just two weeks after having Baby D. Don't get me wrong, I am more than happy that I have a job, and I am extremely thankful that I have been able to bring Baby D with me. However, I have a tiredness that I haven't experienced in a really really long time.
It's been nine years since my last baby, and boy have I forgotten what these little ones can do to you. I keep thinking that one day I'm going to get to sleep enough to feel rested, but that hasn't happened yet.
Poor little Baby D was also born with his tongue tied. So unfortunately until I either get some money in my pocket or get him on insurance (which still requires money in my pocket) I can't get it clipped. This means that he has to work so much harder to eat, therefore, wearing himself out and staying hungry almost all day long. Trust me, I'd love to be able to do nothing all day but sit in the rocker and nurse him; however, that is not an option. Thank God for all the little inventions they've come up with since I had my daughter nine years ago though. I have this little pillow called "My Brest Friend" and I just strap that thing to me and nurse him at work. When he falls asleep, he just lays on it until either I have to get up for some reason or if he wakes up and is ready to eat again. I also have the "Moby" wrap so that I can just wear him around the office all day (which I also do at home and absolutely love this thing). I still haven't been able to figure out how to nurse him in it, but at least it gives both of us the feeling like I'm holding him all the time. After all, isn't that what we love so much about infants.
Well, he's stirring and probably wanting to eat again. So, off to feed my little growing monkey boo.