Day #4/14

July 12, 2014

I’m tired already.  Also, 14 charts behind.  Aghgh!  This wouldn’t be so terrible, but since I’m entering another full week of call I need to find time to catch up.  I honestly cannot STAND the idea of doing these in the evenings, as I’m so spent by the time I finally get both kids to bed.

The mornings would be better, but most days I take ~30 minutes of sacred precious workout time.  (Or sometimes sleep time when necessary).

So — that doesn’t leave much.  Except short blocks on weekends, I suppose.  Because Josh usually has a lot to catch up on too, and we need to have some family time or just what is the point of all of this!?

Sorry, feeling rant-y today.  You know, I have to say that despite wanting to believe otherwise, having 2 young children really and truly DOES change the amount of time and energy I have available for work.  I’m not saying this is true in every situation, but it is for me.  Things would be different, I suppose, if I had a husband with a less intense job — but not that different, as I’ve basically already outsourced as much as I feel is reasonable.

I think I’m still doing an okay job with everything, but it is not easy.

On the upside, I think that becoming a parent has made me a better/more empathetic pediatrician and a wiser, more efficient, and practical person.  So there’s that.


workout:  3.43 mi / 30:43 outside at 6 am.  First 2 at tempo (8:19-8:28/mi) and the rest slower (9:16-9:45/mi).

interesting:  Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys”.  I’m actually going to see her live (with Ray Lamontagne) tomorrow night!  Warning: this song is terribly catchy and now it’s stuck in my head again.

positive:  Both babies went to bed without much protest.  YES.


that’s our nanny g’s pretty manicured hand 🙂