Sunday, November 18, 2007

Don't worry, I'm still here....

I just realized that it's been over a week since I last blogged. (And that I still haven't updated the blogroll. Yikes. I will get to it, I swear.) So I figured I should check in just to let you know that yes, I'm still here. It's just been a crazy, crazy time around here. Lots of family drama, a medical emergency (not me, but someone close to me), lots of little things that needed to be taken care of. And on top of everything else, my breast pump is dying, which means that (a) I'm getting almost no milk when I pump, which is a major source of stress, and (b) I'm scrambling around trying to figure out if I can/should fix the old one or just get a new one (or borrow one---yeah yeah, I know, unsanitary blah blah).

So once I catch my breath and catch up with everything that life's been throwing my way, blogging will resume. And I have some posts brewing in my head---an update on Baby Jane (it's been a while!), some thoughts on returning to work and day care, and some more thoughts on the whole tenure rat race.

Thanks for your patience!

5 comments:

Flicka Mawa said...

I look forward to the update on Baby Jane! Hang in there!

EcoGeoFemme said...

Ditto.

ScienceWoman said...

ugh. I'm so glad I haven't had breast pump problems. I say that if you think you might have more kids, you should just go ahead and get a new one. Why take the chance that your repaired one will die again? Good luck!

ScienceMama said...

I wouldn't bother getting one repaired. It's probably more expensive than it's worth. Depending on how much longer you're planning to pump, I'd either rent a hospital grade pump or buy a new one (if you think you'll have more kids).

Baby Center sometimes has great deals on their pumps. I got my Pump In Style for $219. And having a good working pump is SO SO SO SO worth it.

Jane said...

sciencewoman and sciencemama, you are so right about repairing not being worth it. Besides, I hate hate hate this pump anyway, so maybe this is just the excuse I need to get a decent one. :) I was fortunately able to MacGuyver it back to a working state, so we'll see how long this lasts. In the meantime, pump shopping will commence!