Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Working Mama

The working mama, or why this blog hasn't been updated in a long time.

The last update was Sept 11. I think that was right before the Grandpas arrived. We had a great time and I got my September plugged duct (there has also been an October plugged duct but let's not get ahead of ourselves...)

We did loads of touristy things, ate loads and then they went home. The above photo was of me and Em sitting on a double decker tour bus with the Grandpas on their first full day in DC. Then I went back to work. My first day back was tough but I didn't cry. Alex was awesome - he texted me loads of photos of Emily. I've been posting my favourites to my flickr collection of Emily photos.

Day two was actually better because we finally took my friend's advice and took Emily to an ENT to have her tongue tie evaluated. He clipped it on the spot and she immediately started nursing better. I have a whole post or two burbling around inside me about the incompetent boob I had for a lactation consultant who didn't think her tongue tie was the problem. Anyway, she's nursing so much better now! Then I went to work and it was ok.

Working during the day and nursing during the evening and overnight has been going well, but it's been exhausting. When I do have some free time, or the energy to balance my netbook on my knees while feeding Em, I'm applying for IT consulting and support jobs in the Vancouver BC area.

I seem to be getting a plugged duct about monthly, not sure why. It's always on the left, where I have less supply and Em prefers to nurse off the right: which came first, the supply or the preference, I'm not sure.

But at any rate, if you know anyone in the Vancouver area looking for a brilliant and charismatic communicator geek, tell them to drop me a line! I'm normally a lot more modest, but I'm in job search mode and I figure it's time to (temporarily) throw modesty out the window!


Ryan said...

Good luck with the job search!

CaroLyn said...

Thanks Ryan! And congrats on your job search progress :)

Melodie said...

I have a friend who got re-occurring plugged ducts too. I got them a lot in the early months myself. Are you wearing an underwire? Well, at least they are plugged ducts and not mastitis, right? When your supply is well-established they will likely go away. Good question about the which came first, the preference or the supply? I love it!
Good luck with the job search!

Lilas Conuts said...

Hello from Nouméa
Lots of good luck in your new mum's life