I just got back from a 4-day business trip to Denver, Colorado. My company has a large office there and I got to spend a lot of time with colleagues who I work closely with even though I rarely see them. It was good to see them and we had a lot of fun in addition to all the work we did.
It’s hard leaving the babies. Hearing Maddie’s little voice say “I’m a little sad.” on the phone was heart breaking.
There are also the logistical challenges of traveling while still nursing. It actually worked out better than I thought it might. I pumped throughout and Fedexed the milk back to New York. (I got these Rubbermaid cooler packs.) I was a little worried it wouldn’t make it in on piece, but it was fine. Breast milk is nearly indestructible. And yes, by the way, it’s perfectly legal to ship breast milk. I checked.
Of course the modern mommy has her ways of keeping in touch with the goings-on back home.
First, the aforementioned phone calls which are really quite a riot. During one such call Maddie said “I don’t have any meetings today. I might have a phone call.” Hilarious.
Second, the nanny sent along pictures from the park. See below, noting that the picture quality isn’t terrific, but you get the idea.