So, according to the breastfeeding consultant, I am really abnormal, or just plain exhausted. Let me explain: I breastfeed and pump on my regular feeding schedule during the week. On weekends, I breastfeed exclusively (if I can) on the same schedule. Any breastfeeding consultant will also tell you that breastfeeding is better stimulation than any pump. Thus, on a Monday you should have ample milk to pump and it should decrease as you head towards the weekend. Well, I have an acute milk shortage on Mondays and by Friday have a good supply running. Her conclusion- my weekends are so exhausting that it decreases my milk supply. Well, I think she is correct - and that is exactly why I do not blog in general during weekends. I am just too busy and too tired.
This leads me to a very contentious issue - I actually find it more exhausting to spend the weekend with my family than being at work. This makes me feel like a very bad mommy! Maybe we should concentrate more on doing fun things on weekends rather that trying to do as much chores as possible - not that I get much done in between taking care of the kids. And this again leaves me feeling inadequate.
Today I am literally exhausted! 3 nights of very little sleep have left me a zombie. Friday night was Little man L - I think he was awake 10 times - dad took over about half the time. Saturday night it was actually H that kept me awake with a high fever (he has flue) and snoring like mad. Little man L also did his part waking up about 5 times - and only I got up because dad was sick. Last night was the pits though - The Little Miss has a tummy bug - I cleaned her and some puke about 5 times last night, H was also restless, and Little man C woke up 4 times (he usually sleeps through) - I think he is busy cutting a tooth. And Little man L slept through! Add to this that the In laws were visiting.....
More about the weekend to follow.