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I have to go back to work tomorrow.

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I did have a lovely weekend with browneydweasley, dr_susannah (and her griffin), hpca, ladytonks, weasleegirl, tajareyul and, violet451, her two little monsters and our mom. Somehow I managed to not get a single photo of anything but the kids with Max. I am sure that the other ladies will post some as soon as they sleep off thier traveling hang overs. All the socializing and the lovely yumminess that was OotP kept my mind off of the impending doom of Monday pretty well.

I am going to try to get all excited about DH coming out on Friday and try not to stress about pumping breastmilk, and leaving the wee man home with his daddy.

My goal is to get out of the door with everything that I need for work tomorrow, including a box of tissues.

This is not going to go well...



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Jul. 16th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
*Iz ded from teh cute*

I don't know why, but something about his mouth in #2 just makes me want to smush him. Well, I'm done with kids, but that gets the old ovaries twitching. Thank god I've got a nephew coming.
Jul. 16th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
He is so cute! And tiny! Makes Maggie look like a monster. :D

And *hugs* about going back to work. It's quite possibly the absolute hardest thing I've ever had to do. It does get easier, though.

Don't stress about the pumping. You can do it -- you already know you can, which gives you a huge advantage. The pumping made leaving my kids easier, actually, because I still felt like I was doing something for them while we were apart. Do you have a picture of him to look at while you pump? Also, something that helped me was to read something not work related -- e-mail, or a fic, or my flist (if that's an option) or a book. Something relaxing, in any case, to keep my mind off the fact that I was pumping because I wasn't with the baby.

I was lucky, too, because I could go and nurse/snuggle during my lunch hour every day. Is that an option for you?

Oh, the other thing that helped me was to not jump in with both feet on my first day. I went slowly, reacquainted myself with everything and everyone, and worked myself up to being "all there" if that makes sense.

*more hugs* I'll be thinking about you.
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
I have a 40 minute commute to and from work, so lunch hour nursing isn't really an option, but I am hoping that as we get into the swing of things my husband will be able to bring Max to me once or twice a week to have lunch with me at work.

I have noticed even at home that reading while I pump makes the pumping go faster and be more productive. I do have an office that I share with one other woman who is there pretty rarely and I have internet access on my ancient work computer so I can always check my email and read fic and my flist while I pump.

Luckily I have always set my own schedule with my clients, so I will be able to take it easy the first week back and get my pumping schedule sorted out. Also I c"get credit" for making phone contacts with my clients as well as doing face to face appointments, so I could even do that while I was pumping if I needed to.
Jul. 19th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
Hey tory so happy to hear you had so much fun hope to get to catch up with you soon. max looks so cute makes me want a other baby but I know I really don't the 3 I have is enough for me.

sorry to hear you didn't get any pics of the group. hope to see the ones HP has soon.
Jul. 16th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Oh what a little cutie-pie!

Sorry about the work thing. :sigh:

Jul. 16th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)

Hang in there. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. :)

*more hugs*
Jul. 16th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
Huge hugs love!!!! Best of luck. Bring lots of pictures and talk to Max on the phone, especially when trying to pump. You'll be fine eventually.
Jul. 16th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
As I have all weekend, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.
If you need someone I'm only an email away.
Jul. 16th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
I hope it all goes well. I remember the days of children crying and begging for me to return. Now, Lucius seems to be hitting puberty and Junior Red has attitude. They won't even hold my hand anymore.
Max is beautiful, I love his smile.
Jul. 17th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
Awwwww...seeing Max pics makes me want to re-wind time and come back to kiss he's cute little head and fingers! I had the most EXCELLENT time with you too poppet! I'm going to try and figure out how to load my pics to LJ....LOL...(how did you miss getting pics...hmmm....must have been squeeeing over something.....hee!)

Hope you're day went ok....I was thinking of you!
Jul. 17th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
I'm thinking of you too Tory! Good luck with it all....we so wish we werre still back in KY! Sodding Muggle work. I have only the hope of DH to sustain me through this miderable first week back at the coal mine...although I do have many happy memories of Sirius and his black fur coat...purrrrrrrrr
Jul. 17th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
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