I don't think it's fair to DH or the kids to have them come to Orlando in August to sit in a hotel room. There is really no way it's going to be fun for DH to watch a 6 month old and a 5 year old in the heat of Florida in August. Also, I don't think we can afford to pay for three plane tickets and more accommodations. If DH could just come with the baby, it might work, but that isn't an option for us.
I'm already taking Fenugreek, and I think I'm going to be on it for at least as long as I need to pump. I'm currently pumping 4 x a day at work and once at night before bed. I need to pump that much to get four bottles of about four ounces each. However, I send DS to daycare with five bottles (for insurance for those hungrier days), and I need some stash in case he eats all five bottles.
My plan is to pump as many times as I can during the day at the meeting and then at least twice before bed and probably once during the night, even though DS sleeps through the night, and then at least once in the AM before the meeting. I'm guessing that I'm going to be dumping it all because I don't know how to get it back. I think I can probably get the last day's worth back in my luggage if I have a place to freeze ice packs. I just want to keep up my supply.
My plan of attack before the meeting is to try to freeze four bottles every weekend. That is going to get me close to having enough for when I'm gone, unless DS ups his intake. If that happens, I'm not going to be able to keep up with him and we will probably have to supplement.
I'm really stressed about this. Usually in my first pumping session at work I get one full bottle and a little start on the second. Today I got one bottle that is a bit short and no start on the second. DS nursed three times instead of the usual two before I left this morning. I'm drinking a ton of water and taking the fenugreek, but I'm really scared of failing and having to give him formula.