OH MY GOSH SMILES.
It really is the coolest thing ever to smile at your baby and for them to actually smile back. I still tear up sometimes when she does it. Not sure if it’s still the hormones, or if it really does just affect me like that so much. I also tear up when she starts babbling to me. Although part of that might also be because she gets all smiley at the same time. I just feel like a hormonal mess sometimes! Thankfully, not with mood swings, just getting all emotional about my daughter’s milestones.
Anyways. 11 weeks yesterday, which means I’ve been back at work for 5 weeks already. Pumping is going well, I’ve decided to just pump at my desk instead of finding a room to pump in. I’m able to work while pumping, as long as I only do one side at a time. My cubicle is fairly secluded, and the people around me don’t mind the noise of the pump (or they’re lying, but I made sure to ask them several times back when I first started). If I layer my shirts, there’s absolutely nothing to see, and I can use both hands to type. And work is going well, too; I don’t get as much sleep as I’d like, but I’m on time more often now that my husband isn’t working (he had to wake up at 5:30, and I would make our smoothies and then go back to bed… and not want to get back up). I wake up around 6:30 (or whenever baby girl decides that she’s hungry again), I feed and change her, and I get myself ready for work. Sometimes it takes longer to do everything I need to do, sometimes I had too much trouble sleeping to wake up to my alarms, and sometimes I just don’t want to set my baby down…
In other news, she’s been spitting up a lot lately, so I’m going to try cutting my morning coffee and lunch Mountain Dew.. Not excited, but I’m hoping it solves the problem. I survived the loss of caffeine today, we’ll see how the rest of the week goes. Wish me luck!