mostly good things

May 28, 2014

good things

work.  I’m feeling more caught up at work.  I was on call Sat/Sun of the 3-day weekend, which allowed me to hole up in the office and complete charts.  VERY NECESSARY.  I am now determined not to get behind again, because my documentation is so much easier and better when I do it during or right after each visit.

home.  Josh was off for the 3-day, which was amazing.  He’s also been coming home a little earlier, although I think that streak is about to end (he’s on call tonight).  I’m feeling much more in control of the bedtime routine, thanks to my new strategy of let-Annabel-watch-Mickey-while-I-put-Cameron-to-sleep.

sleep.  Speaking of sleep . . . C is perhaps continuing to do more of it.  Last night he was up at 1am, but instead of feeding him I took my chances and popped in his paci.  He was down until 3a!  He’s a BIG baby (15 lbs at 3 months!) so I have a feeling he has more than adequate stores to make it through the night — I just need to teach him.  He’s still in the rock ‘n’ play in our room, so plenty of transitions ahead, but man I can almost taste a full night of sleep.  Almost.

➤ celebrations.  The May trifecta of mother’s day / my birthday / our anniversary is now over.  I feel very loved.  We had a super-fancy night out at juvia (spectacular but pricey even by miami standards) and Josh got me some cute loungewear/pajamas (perhaps addressing my frump-related complaints).

➤ kids.  I feel like we’re hitting a bit of a sweet spot with A&C right now:  A is generally well-behaved and fun, and C is still easy.  Because I find that ‘older infant’ period to be quite challenging, I suspect things will get MORE challenging in a few months and then easier in a couple of years.  But right now, things are good.

We went to Zoo Miami on Memorial Day, and had a great time!  Annabel was a little scared at times —

— and a lot scared at others. 
But she still enjoyed herself and now talks about which animals were “nice” and which were scary (loud monkeys & zebras).

Mr. C pretty much slept in the Ergo the whole time.

even the blasted PUMP.  I am being more zen about this.  Which isn’t to say that I’m being zen at all — just not as entirely crazed as I was previously.  I am going to keep up with my 5 pumps/day routine for now.  It’s doable — for now — and working.  I am not going to do any more than that.  I am not going to stress if the 5 pumps doesn’t yield enough.  This is easy to say right now when I’m still exceeding demand, but I really hope I can hold onto this idea when it inevitably drops at some point.  That’s what the 268 oz in the freezer are there for, right!?

things that could be better

workouts.  I’ve been enjoying running (just 3-4 mile jaunts) but seem to be struggling with doing anything else recently.  This isn’t a big deal, but I do feel kind of floppy and improving my muscle tone would probably be good for me AND my self-esteem.  I think perhaps I need to commit to some classes or something for motivation.  My SIL sent me a link to this gilt city deal for a new barre studio near by, and I’m contemplating getting a 10-pack to force myself into action.  But I admit I am intimidated by group fitness, particularly in South Beach.

⬇ sticking to my unplugged goals.  Yeah, I failed.  More about this in another post.  I’ll try again, because I am determined to win this battle!

eating habits.  I know, breastfeeding hunger/sugar cravings and all that (they are REAL!).  But — I NEED to do better in this realm.   There is no question that I will feel better if I put the effort in to stick to a reasonably healthy diet most of the time.  The end.

fun things

♥ silicon valley.  LOVING this show.


  • Reply Chelsea March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Glad you got to have some family time and some time to catch up on work over the long weekend. 250+ oz… do you have room for anything else in the freezer 😉 ?

  • Reply oldmdgirl March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Yay for catching up!

    D has gotten to the point where she can actually self entertain a bit — even without the TV!! I never thought this day would come. She will put her dollies to bed, talk to them, read to them, push the stroller around the house, do puzzles on her own. I can’t even begin to describe how much easier this has made my life. It’s also a lot of fun because we can have actual conversations now, and she is better able to articulate herself. Dare I say, it is probably going to get EVEN EASIER to take care of A and C at the same time in the near future? Something to look forward to for sure.

    I think you should just bite the bullet and go to group exercise if you want to. You are hot. Stop worrying about it.

  • Reply Laura Vanderkam March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    In that barre motion class, do you hold on to that dude instead of a barre? 🙂

  • Reply MSWR March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    We have been loving Silicon Valley as well! I was wondering what folks who don’t or haven’t worked in high tech thought of it. Hubs and I met while working together at a high tech company; I have since moved on to work in higher ed, but he’s still a techie.

  • Reply Michelle March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    I have a 3 month old as well, and I’m wondering if you can share some of your tips for getting him to sleep a little longer! Right now he wakes up around 2 and 5, which is great but he was only waking up once until a week ago! I don’t want to go backwards! Please share your wisdom!

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      i have no secrets or tips really! especially since i consider a night of 2am and 5am a fairly normal night for us. what i’ve just started doing is sticking the paci back in if he wakes up around 12 or 1, and the last 2 nights it has worked and he slept until 3 or 3:30.

      we did sleep train annabel (and she trained pretty easily) so hoping the same for cameron, but that won’t be until around 6-7 months or so.

  • Reply Jennypenny March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    I am impressed with your five pumps a day. I did two pumps at work when I started and I felt like I barely had time for anything else. I’d sit in meetings and feel like I was about to start leaking or sneak out and do a quick pump in the handicap toilet. Do you schedule some time to pump between patients or how do you get the logistics to work?

  • Reply Nan March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Lol…. I am laughing about the comment above about holding onto the man instead of the barre in the barre class! I hear you about South Beach being a world of its own. My in-laws and brother in law live down there so when we were down there to visit, I was quite overwhelmed. I am all about trying the barre class though especially if its probably short-term if its through gilt city, right? I love barre3 online that I can sneak in from time to time at home.

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Yeah on getting caught up at work. Def. try the barre class. I’ve heard its intense and awesome but am afraid to try it—you go and tell us all about it. I"m glad you’re enjoying this phase with A & C. They are so adorable!

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