Here's my weekday schedule.
- Leave the house at 8am
- At work by 9am
- Pump 3x during the day for 30-45 minutes, which produces 20-25oz of milk. Times vary.
- Leave by 5pm
- Home by 6 pm.
- Feed the twins twice before 9:30pm. Listen to them cry while I eat. :(
- Put them in the bed, wash my pump parts, drink a cup of coffee.
- Get them up for the middle of the night feeding (if they haven't woken up already) - 2 a.m.
- Get them up for the morning feeding - 6 a.m. for the morning feeding
- Stop whether they are finished eating or not - 7 a.m.
- Shower, pack pump bag, leave by 8 a.m.
I also don't take a lunch anymore. I can't afford to buy lunch and I can't afford to pay our nanny for another hour with the twins, so I'm brown-bagging it. (My boyfriend is a chef though, so this isn't really a concession. I'm only losing out on fresh air.)
I didn't get emotional on my first day the way so many moms do. I cried a couple of days before I went back to work, but I've been surprisingly cool. I think this is another benefit of twin mom-dom. It's HARD being at home alone with two screaming babies. Work is like a bright oasis of calm and tranquility in comparison.
Additionally, my efficiency is top notch. If I can entertain two babies, I can juggle some accounts at work. It's cake.