Today trying to think positive – no pressure mode. The butters are really good. Almond one is better than peanut one, I think because I used no salt peanuts (bad idea).
I’m stressing a little bit about logistics for the weekend. We leave tonight and go to CT to Bill’s parents and get up in the morning and head to Boston where we’ll be staying at a hotel Saturday and Sunday nights. I’m not sure how much frozen milk I need to bring, and where I will store it. I’m mainly concerned about Monday morning, but I’m also concerned about the entire weekend, since we’ll be out and about and I haven’t fed him while out and about yet – I’m always in someones house or in the car. I guess I’ll suck that one up and figure it out.
We have a 3 hour car ride tonight and another 3 hour car ride in the morning. This might be tricky too. I hope it doesn’t screw up his sleeping with the long stretches in the car. I guess if he needs to eat, we pull over and feed him… it should be interesting. First long car ride.
For Monday morning, it all depends on what time he wakes up! I may, however, have to wake him up and feed him before I go. We have to be on the buses between 6:45-7:30am. The race doesn’t start until 10:30 for Wave 2 (my wave). Maybe I can wake him up and feed him at 6am, then pump around 10am or as close to the start as I can with checking my baggage (pump) then hope to god it takes me close to 4 – 4.5 hours and feed him as soon as I ‘m done or pump. So he’ll need possibly 2 bottles – one around 9-10am, and one around 1-2pm. I may not finish until 2:30/3:30. It is going to be all screwed up. I’m mostly concerned with where I’ll store milk that is frozen and defrost it over 3 days. You are supposed to defrost it for 12 hours and use it within 12 hours or something like that. Anyone have suggestions on that one? This gives an extra dimension to getting ready for a race that you have to travel to. Holy mama!
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