June 24, 2012

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m going to be home in about 12 hours or because I’ve gotten a bit more used to being away, but I feel much better today. To elaborate (in list format, as it’s much easier on the phone):

1. I feel a little more confident about pumping, which is perhaps a good side effect of this trip. I’m not sure if I was 100% able to match what A has imbibed so far, but if not it’s quite close. Obviously the pumping itself was annoying, but it’s sort of cool to see it all accumulate (evidence below).

2. Annabel is having a FANTASTIC time with her grandparents and I think they are having a blast, too. Knowing that leaving her briefly does not lead to catastrophe is probably a healthy realization for me.

3. I have decided I was probably wrong about that whole ‘Baby?’ scenario and I was perhaps in a slightly psycho mood at the time which may have impacted my interpretation and reaction. I do not have abs of steel but do not look pregnant. And you all are right- I need to calm down and just stop thinking so much about that sort of thing.

4. I’m actually really enjoying going to talks and looking forward to presenting my poster in a couple of hours. Perhaps this was actually good timing-wise, to get me jazzed up for the back-to-work transition looming next week (Thursday!). If Josh and Annabel had been able to come along, I would have liked to stay longer.

5. Going out to dinner last night was really fun. I will look forward to Josh having an easier schedule in August and September so that I can schedule some girls nights out!

This gallery pretty much sums up the trip … although I want to get a nerd shot with my poster today 🙂


  • Reply sara March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    glad today is going better! good luck with your poster 🙂 let me know if you have time for one more day time walk next week before you go back to work!
    also, a fellow mama friend has a question for you – are you able to bring back all that pumped milk on the plane? how do you handle that at the airport??

  • Reply girlinmaths March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Good to see you are doing better! just make sure you enjoy the trip as much as you can, and relax. Oh, and that picture of annabel in a that denim skirt and shoes? Absolutely adorable.

  • Reply Marissa@ohhhsolovely March 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    oh my goodness…the jean skirt on a. is just.too.cute!

  • Reply Simi March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Please keep us posted on how it goes at the airport with the milk. I plan on traveling with my baby soon and need to know if I’m able to bring breastmilk with me. I don’t want to BF nor pump @ the airport.

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