Yesterday I realized that I’ve scheduled my NICU visits so that I basically have a part-time job as a mother. 4 hours a day, 2-6:30 pm, with a half hour break for pumping around 3 pm.
At home, I pump every 3 hours for about a half hour to 45 minutes. If I’m not pumping, I’m rushing to get things done, run small errands, stuff my face with something moderately healthy, remember to drink fluids so that I can get back to the pump again in a timely manner. I wasn’t so careful about punctuality for a few days, and now I’m suffering from Mastitis as a result. Ouch.
Trees: My life revolves around a breast pump and a daily hospital visit.
Forest: My life revolves around the care of my child.
Just a little reminder to myself for those moments when all I see are the trees.