Not those 3 P's... Pumping, Pink eye, and Pictures.
Pumping... I've been pretty proud of my pumping skillz. I can get my milk out in 5-7 minutes normally. I'm quick like that. And I'm producing enough that I can freeze quite a bit of it every week (so far). But I about went into panic mode on Thursday and Friday last week when I seemed to be way down on production. I can write off some of it to not quite enough fluids, probably a little low on protein, and Michael taking a extra feeding Friday morning, but still, I was kinda freaking out that I was building pump resistance.
Then I learned that my mad skillz are probably as much the culprit as anything. Turns out that you should always pump for 10-15mins even if the milk has stopped coming. So I didn't leave the house all weekend and just nursed. Now this week I'm pumping for at least 15 minutes everytime and I seem to be doing better this week than I did early last week. Hopefully I will still be producing well as well on Friday.
Pink eye... It took 1.5 weeks for Michael to get sick after starting day care. His eye isn't actually pink and you probably can't tell at all from looking at him during the day, but his left eye started getting really gunky in the morning, which is conjunctivitis (but conjunctivitis doesn't work with my post title). So the ped called in drops for us Monday and Michael doesn't really mind them. His eye actually looked great this morning.
I asked his day care if it was ok to still bring him and they don't have a problem with it... which is a bit unsettling to me. So I checked with the ped nurse and she wasn't really worried about it since he's too little to really spread it around.
(And in case anyone was wondering if it is a blocked tear duct, I'm pretty sure it's not. He has been crying real tears from both eyes since the day he was born and still is.)
Pictures... Monday we took him for his 3 month pictures. He was in a really terrible mood and he spent most of the sitting session crying. I felt terrible for even putting him through it when he was clearly tired, but we couldn't reschedule. At least our photographer is patient. I'm sure we got a few good ones, but we didn't get any family photos. Oh well, better luck next time.