9.5 months just flew by........I'm going back to work tomorrow. New job in a new company some more!!
I have been dreading Sept 19 for so long, but a part of me is excited as well. I kind of look forward to "reclaim" part of my life again. Staying at home the whole day with a temperamental 3.5 year old girl and a 2.5 month old baby is rather stressful in its own way.
For my preparation to get back to work, I have done stuff like -
1) Hair Rebonding - so that I don't have to worry about my hair having a mind of its own in the mornings.
2) Mini Shopping Spree for Work clothes - not because I wanted to but because I HAD to. Still can't fit into most of my old clothes. Isn't breastfeeding supposed to make me lose weight?????
3) Mentally preparing myself for work again - ha ha...one of the things was to force myself to read non fiction books like on Obama and Jack Welsh. My brain cells have been growing mouldy!
4) Building up my frozen breast milk supply - here's a sneak peek of my freezer:
21 bottles in total! Ranging from 3.5oz to 4oz. Each drop was painstakingly collected over the past few weeks. May not seem like much, but I am mighty proud of my efforts! After all, I could never pump more than 2oz for Elyssa last time, what more a full bottle.
[ pssst : Got to admit that I cheated a little. Some mornings I gave Erin formula (with a personal limit of 2oz per day) so that I can build up my frozen stash ]
One of the things I worry now is about pumping in the office. Preparing myself for worst case scenario of having to pump in the common toilet :(
Plus, will need to explain to my new boss (male!) and colleagues that I need to disappear twice a day to pump.
Lots of challenges ahead! *Breath in, breath out ; breath in, breath out*