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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Going Back to Work

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 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*


MayChing said...

all the best! hope you enjoy the new job :)

Unknown said...

Best of luck in ur new job! Look at ur freezer full of BM, i would say I salute you! who will take care of ur baby Erin then?

If you put in the freezer, how to get warm the milk then? plse advice...

Alice Law said...

Ganbette!!! Morally support you, all the best on your new undertaking!^^

Unknown said...

Wow wow wow!! I thought was it you or another mommy blogger who was complaining about not having enough milk and now look at your stash!! It reminds me of another friend who had bottles and bottles of breast milk lined up in her freezer, ooohhh I am sooo envious! Hahaha, hope you have a good start at work, take it easy and pap talk your 3.5yo

ChloeRuoyi said...

Wow! I can't believe this is coming from a mummy who, just a few weeks ago, complained about her low breast milk supply! You are one very determined mummy and your hard work (in pumping) has definitely paid off. All the best in your new job and enjoy it! :)

Jacss said...

wow...i'm drooling over yr stash of milk, that's very great job :D
u r just like one of my sister who's having a milk machine in her supplying for 3 babies (her own of 2mths, my other sister's son of 4mths & even my baby of 19 mths too), LOL !!!
good luck to you with the new job & wish u a long journey with breastfeeding :D

Stacy said...

Wahhh that is a VERY impressive stash of breast milk!!! Hmm why the machinery working so much better now compared to Elyssa's time? If the trend continues, you should have more than enough breast milk to sell with baby #3. :p

cre8tone said...

Good luck for ur work!

Mummy Gwen said...

Good Luck in your new job and hope everything go smoothly as planned! Wow..that's alot of BM stashed in the freezer. So happy for you..hehe. :)

Mommy to Chumsy said...

Yay, all the best. You are a great mama :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

Nothing can beats mother's love for her children. Wishing you the best in your new endeavor.

Chinneeq said...

new changes means new hope. Wish u all the best in your new job. the stock of breast milk in your fridge should be able to last for a while :)

LittleLamb said...

How's work so far?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Your hair is so straight but still needs hair rebonding?