updates on several fronts

July 24, 2014

1.  Pump status:  Yes, still doing it.  Demand is exceeding supply by a few ounces most days.  The freezer stash still exists, though it is a mere shadow of its former self.  I actually bought some formula to have on hand, and I have to admit — just having that convenient can o’ powder around feels oddly liberating.  But for now it’s all breastfeeding/pumped milk PLUS food (he’s loving the baby oatmeal now!).  I’d love to make it to 6 months (August 20th) before supplementing with formula, but I realize (and accept) that it’s completely arbitrary.

Right now I do 4 pumps/day: 3 at work (once on arrival, once at lunchtime, and once at 3 pm) and 1 at around 9 pm.  (i.e.: right now as I type this.)

2.  Workouts:  This week I’ve attempted to switch to nights — and so far it’s going well, though all I’ve done is a 3 mile treadmill run (Monday evening) and an online barre3 workout (tonight).  I still feel horribly out of shape, and rather sick of it.  Patience is not and has never been my forte.

3.  SleepLaura’s post was timely for me, because lately I’ve been wondering how many hours I truly need to sleep.  I tend to get anywhere from 6.75 – 8 throughout the week, and after a couple of shorter nights I definitely crave an 8+-hour catchup.  However, I don’t necessarily think I need 8 every night.

C still hasn’t hit a consistent stride with his sleep yet, but I do think things are gradually improving.  Two night ago he woke up at midnight and 5:30 am to eat, and last night it was just 3:30 am and 6:30.

4.  Work:  Work is good.  Especially now that I am off of call (for the next 2 weeks, anyway!).  I actually like my job to the extent that I wish I had more time to devote to it — but I don’t.   This could be its own entire post, so I’ll write more about it another day.

Other things to write about in another post . . .

* Current eating habits (mostly lame/things that need to improve)
* Fashion post on my Boden haul
* Planning our first real vacation since moving here (our trip to PHL was really fun but was only 2.5 days so I’m not counting it!)
* Breaking free from technology (sometimes)
* Updated D-I-T-L (day in the life . . .)

I also think I might record a vlog for the first time ever!

QUESTIONS for you . . .

a) If I did record a video entry, any questions you’d like me to address?

b) Anyone have a fitbit or Jawbone device (I know Ana and Laura do)?  Do you like it/use it?  Is it accurate?  Fun?  Annoying?  Obsession-provoking?  I kind of want it for the sleep tracker and to see exactly how hideously sedentary I am all day.