Sunday, November 8, 2009

No church

And not from a lack of desire. As I was getting ready to leave, I had a helping phone call. The newborn was having nipple confusion due to the hospital giving the baby a pacifier. Mom was an emotional mess and the baby had bad latch issues. After several hours of patient work and encouragement, the issue has been resolved and the mom and baby were nursing beautifully when I left.
I get really frustrated when I hear about nursing moms being undermined like this mom was. But, that type of thing is why I am here and is a part of the work I am doing to get rid of formula and pacifiers from being distributed in hospitals.
Tomorrow is my first weather class that I will be teaching. I am very nervous and feel highly unprepared. I hope it goes well and I am able to teach across the ages while keeping it fun and entertaining. I have the book How the Weather Works that I will be working from. It has a lot of experiments in it that I would like to do with the class. Tomorrow, I am going to do a basic and then look for input on weather phenomena that they would like to see covered.
My new job is going very well. I worked yesterday morning and had a wonderful time with Miss L. I will be working Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with Saturday being a fill in as needed. I did make them aware of the 17th being a La Leche League meeting and needing to leave early for that and they are ok with that.
Well, time to gather materials for tomorrow.


Wyatt Earp said...

I hate it when I get nipple confusion! :)

Oh, the Oatmeal goat's milk soap is fantastic!!! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new job, Kim. Sounds like a very mutually beneficial situation. And thanks for responding to the new Mom and baby. Been there and my heart goes out to her.


Mrs. Hoppes said...

Psst - Wyatt... Your nipples are the hairy ones. Not your wife's. That should help clear up your confusion.
I'm glad you're enjoying the soap. :)

Laura. Thanks. The lady I work for is sweet. The new mom and baby are still nursing very well.