This morning, Clark woke up at 11:50AM. And so did I. Thus, my glorious day of shopping, coffee drinking, and indulging my 35-year-old husband’s video game lust. After braving the world of Buy Buy Baby and saving over $50 on formula, Brian asked to go to GameStop. Naturally, I rolled my eyes. But, he’s really the best husband ever. So I said ok.
“Ok” turned into me saying yes to taking our 6.5 week old out at midnight so that Brian can pick up the newest Grand Theft Auto. (Word to the wise: if this isn’t how you picture your life, don’t marry a handsome man. He will talk you into this bologna every time.) I’m pretty sure he started buttering me up for this event by cleaning the entire kitchen and encouraging me to take an extra long shower this morning. Also, reminding me that a midnight drive with Clark would ensure a promptly sleeping baby didn’t hurt, either. And, we’re always awake late anyway.
So, here I am. Waiting in the parking lot for Brian to pay for this game. Then we’ll go to Starbucks, so I can have my 8th cup of coffee today. Did I mention I love coffee?
Did I also mention how much I hate pumping? Choosing a formula to supplement your baby with is definitely difficult. After pumping around the clock for the past 5 weeks, I got a little lazy this week and have suffered from low supply. So, I face a dilemma: do I go back to the power pumping routine, or do I just get extra formula? I know breast is best. So, please, spare me. I’m just suffering from exhaustion, and I want to get all my options. Is organic formula best? Should I feed my sometimes-fussy-after-feeding baby sensitive formula? Is Similac better than Enfamil? Should I make my own formula, or is that something only crazy people do?