NR has a terribly inconvenient schedule.
I dare not complain TOO loudly, since he sleeps through the night, but the child is turning us into heathens!
Let me explain.
We go (or, more accurately, went) to the 9:30 a.m. service at church.
I'm am horrified to admit that we haven't been in over a month.
Some of our absenteeism is legit: MotH's grandmother passed and we had to help move her stuff out, sick kids, etc...
However, NR's schedule plays a big part in our missing church.
I seriously don't know how other people do it.
The problem is that NR gets up between 7-7:15'ish each morning. He eats. The longest he'll go between bottles is 2 1/2 hours, which means he's hungry about 15 minutes after service starts. I end up in the nursing mothers room feeding him until the sermon is over.
Staying in the sanctuary and feeding him is NOT an option. He is an incredibly LOUD baby when he's hungry (or when I pause to burp him).
Yes, there is a tv in there. No, you can't hear it and I'm quite awful at reading lips. Plus, I'm rather preoccupied with feeding a baby.
We could go to the 11:00 a.m. service, but he'd be hungry half-way through and we'd go through the same routine.
The church has a nursery, of course, but I'm not quite ready to put him in there yet. Have you seen some of the stuff that comes out of the babies in the church nursery?
The fact that they are there with their rainbow assortment of various bodily fluids is a topic for another day, but they are there.
So, I feel sort of stuck. I find myself thinking "what's the point?". I basically go so I can feed my kid in a small room upstairs. Heck, I can stay home and feed him. I'm not getting anything out of the message, because I'm not THERE for the message.
I haven't even seen our new sanctuary!
Oh, and one more minor issue. I really dislike going to the nursing mothers room. I've ended up in there three times and each time I'm the only bottle-feeding mother in there. I feel like a leper. I'm sure I'm imagining it, but it seems like they look down on me (I'm still rather sensitive about the whole breastfeeding issue).
I feel like an intruder. Maybe I should just stick him under my shirt and sneak him a bottle so I fit in better.
We are going to try and go to the 11am service tomorrow. Wish us luck.
3 years ago