I really dislike the term “working mother”. I’ve always thought that every mother is a working one and over the last three months I’ve had a chance to actually experience this. It’s been absolutely amazing, but I do have a life and career outside of the house as well and it’s calling now. Although I really don’t feel like I’ve accomplished much over the last three months, it’s important to remember that nursing around the clock, doing laundry, constantly cleaning, cooking, and changing diapers aren’t just things you “just do”, as I often file them under. They are all just as impressive as just about anyone’s career outside of the house. So as I nervously return to work full-time and try to balance both the housewife and business / co-bringing-home-the-bacon side of me, I thought it would be fun to celebrate and list out both Anil’s and my accomplishments over these last three months. I realize that these can be pretty embarrassing for Dilan, but he should be much more worried about the pictures and video stash that we have saved up for his wedding in 20 to 30 years. Sorry, buddy. Here it goes:

Diaper count: 693, 256 dirty and 594 wet
Nursing: 265 hours and 4 minutes, for a total of 975 times
Bottle count (expressed milk): 30, for a total of 64 oz

We tracked all of this from the day Dilan was born using Baby Connect, which you can find in the App Store. It’s an awesome app that has contributed to the little bit of sanity we’ve had these last few months.You can track many more things, including sleep, which we did not track until much later (rookie parent mistake!). You can even track how long you’ve nursed on each side, but I doubt you guys want that much detail. So there you have it. That’s what we’ve been occupied with. In terms of sleep, we’re still waking up every 1.5 to 2 hours (not necessarily to feed every time) and I have yet to sleep longer than a 5 hour stretch, which I have not had in almost 13 weeks. Soooo…wish me luck tomorrow!! 😉