Lately I have been having a lot of anxiety. Most of it comes from my job and stress with some of my role as a supervisor, as well as beginning my part of an enormously big scary year long project. I am still getting up around four times a night with Abby and don’t get as much sleep as I want and need. Family issues and taking care of things around the house probably all play into it too.
I have been trying to exercise at least five days a week over lunch but don’t always get to. I wish I could work out in the morning or evening but I will take what I can get. Otherwise there is not much else I have found in the way of stress relief (other than stuffing my face and that has caused me to gain about fifteen pounds, unfortunately.)
I went to my doctor yesterday and she recommended that I try Lexapro. The thing that sucks is that I now have to add in a daily pump session after taking the medication so that I can still breastfeed. I haven’t pumped since sometime in June, so as I sit here writing this attached to the good old Medela I feel like I have reattached the ball and chain. Bessie the milk cow is back in action.
Every cloud is supposed to have a silver lining, right? Maybe the extra daily pumping session will help me lose weight… one can only hope.