I still can't believe I'm going to leave him and do the NYC Marathon. I'm pumping (or trying to) daily to store up some milk for him, since I don't want him to be hungry while I'm gone. I feel guilty. :( He'll barely be 4 months old and I'll be gone for anywhere from 12 hours (if I don't spend the night, that is the minimum) to 36 hours. Being away from him that long, I think, is going to be emotionally painful to say the least. It's not easy with the twins, but they are old enough now that they do things for themselves and like some independence. Michael is still so dependent... It breaks me to think that I'll be away from him and he will miss me and not be able to express himself. I almost want to just do it in a day without an overnight for that reason! We shall see... The big kicker is that, in staying over, I can pump milk beforehand. Not being able to do that scares me that I'll screw up our breastfeeding journey. And that I don't want to do!
Speaking of breastfeeding, we've been discussing adding solids at the 4 month mark, which is what we did with the twins. We've decided to wait until the 6 month mark. There is research all over the place and people have all sorts of opinions, but it looks like (God willing!) we'll keep with EBF for 10 more weeks or so!