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THIS is being a grown up?

If so, I'd like to be demoted, please.

The morning routine, worked backwards:

8:00 - my workday starts.  Ergo...
7:30 - leave daycare for work
7:00 - leave home for daycare
6:30 - Bob leaves for work
5:30 - Bob feeds Charlotte breakfast/Charlotte needs to be done nursing
5:00 - Nurse Charlotte

Bringing us to the grand finale/beginning:

4:30 - MY ALARM CLOCK GOES OFF!!!

That gives me wiggle room to wake up enough to stand up and pull on some sweatpants, use the bathroom, get her up (if she isn't already,) change her diaper, and manuever downstairs with her.  I am NOT a morning person.  I used to struggle to get out of bed at 7:00.  Now, at 7:00 I've been up for two and a half hours.

This is not fun.

But.  In eighty-six days she won't be nursing anymore (sez me,) and Bob and I can take turns on breakfast duty.  Probably by the week, I think.  So I'll be able to set my alarm back to 5:30 some weeks and 6:00 others.  Sad, how that sounds luxurious.

We're about to get pasted by some purple spots on the radar screen.  Glad it's Friday.

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lady_kathryn_r
Jun. 27th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
Please do not take this the wrong way. But Charlotte has received the best from you in the first 6 weeks of nursing. You do not have to feel as though you have to nurse her for a full year.
I had to stop nursing Daniel (3rd child earlier than I wanted and the same with Genevieve due to illness.) And I love them just as much of not more than I ever could.
You give her all the love she needs. Nursing is not supposed to be stressful, but a beautiful time between you and baby...
Do this for you and Charlotte out of love not for a goal that you have set for yourself.
kls_eloise
Jun. 29th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
No, no. I don't take that poorly at all!

She and I - we have a deal. Waaaayy early on when she Would Not Eat, I promised her that if she'd just wake up and eat enough to gain the weight she was supposed to that we'd go for a year if she wanted. She kept up her end of the deal...

I'm just not a morning person. And since she's too wiggly to be a very cuddly baby, it's nice to be able to sit with her a couple of times a day when she's not actively trying to put my eye out (much...) I mean, heck - I could get up to nurse later and we could shove breakfast off onto daycare. But that would be one more thing we're giving up to them, and I don't want to if I don't have to.

However, any suggestions that you have on how to get her to give up her favorite "as soon as I get home from work" session when the time comes would be gratefully received. It's obviously more about comfort than hunger (since she'll put back a full meal of cereal and veggies and then scream that she's being STARVED as soon as I walk in the door,) but sometimes its damnably inconvenient, and eventually it does need to stop. It's also disheartening to come home from work and have your child burst into tears, even if you know it's because they want you NOW...
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