3 call days down, 4 to go! (And 8 total call days left until due date. This is the one thing I cannot help but want to count down!!)
Beginning in 2016, Josh and I decided to take call together and therefore arranged for childcare for A&C. Lately, it’s been our nanny taking the kids Friday night until Sunday afternoon. She does this at her house (which she prefers). This was a bittersweet weekend, as it’s the last time for the foreseeable future that we’ll do things this way!
Once the baby comes, Josh and I are planning on un-syncing our call (doable because he doesn’t have call quite as frequently, and hopefully neither will I — our program is expanding a bit so hopefully there will be more bodies to share the burden!). SO – one of us will always be available to handle the 3, and our quiet work-focused weekends together will become a thing of the past. I’m okay with this though, as there were downsides – a lot of driving (for me, since our nanny lives much closer to where I work) and often hectic Sunday afternoons after pickup when both kids were clearly tired, Josh wasn’t done with work, and my phone started ringing with work calls . . .
Anyway. So this worked well for this year but I am at peace with things changing yet again.
Saturday Annabel had ballet, so she stayed at home with me while our nanny took C on Friday night (he was excited to go — her house is like a vacation for them — more screen time, treats, and general indulgence! But it’s not that frequent so I was fine with it). We did movie night on Friday (she watched . . . I did the monthly YNAB budget). Saturday morning A and I completed her school project (Family Culture Shield – complete with required presentation!) which took some time, and then I brought her to class. We had a traditional post-ballet lunch at A’s favorite (Panera . . .) and then I brought her to our nanny.
Work was actually quite busy that afternoon (multiple new consults, ER action, etc) but I was done by 6. Mentally and physically.
Yesterday I slept in for what seemed like forever, despite the time change — it was 7 on the clock when I woke up which was really 8! I know that I’m extremely lucky to have missed the first morning post-time-change with early-rising children 🙂 (But I’m sure they’ll make up for it this week!).
And then . . . I sat on my butt essentially THE ENTIRE DAY and did the following:
1) Prepped presentation for upcoming event (this took 6-7 hours – but I’m done with everything except for references and graphics, and learned quite a bit along the way!!!)
2) The 2016 photobook!!!! (took about 3-4 hours, completed on Shutterfly, and on its way to me!!). C wasn’t even TWO when the book began (Jan 2016) and now he’s close to 4. This seems unreal to me. Also, it was fun to see how much we actually did that year — a lot! (More than in 2017, actually!).
3) 2018 Planning Summit with Josh. Important! And now I’m really looking forward to next year. So much excitement coming up . . .
I ended up NOT having to go to the hospital to round on Sunday (unusual and also very lucky because I was very stressed about the presentation), and our nanny proposed she just bring the kids this morning . . . so I wound up with an entire ~40 hours of kid-free time. I did feel guilty until I realized that a) it’s been the first time in over 2 months that Josh and I have had call together; b) we took 0 trips away from the kids this year (!); c) I really, really needed some time to catch up with life/work and get #$*&@# done. And I did.
I’m running less frequently but still doing it. We’ll see if I can keep this up until #3 arrives . . .
Pregnancy week 35
M – rest
T – ran outside – 1 mi @ 11:19, 0.25 mi walk, 1 mi @ 11:45, 0.25 mi walk, 0.5 mi @ 11:43. Total distance 3 mi; total time 37:12
W – rest
R – ran on treadmill – 8 min run @ 5 mph / 2 min walk x 3. 2.58 mi total / 30 min
F – rest
S – ran on treadmill – decided to try a continuous run just to see. 2 mi @ 5 mph + 4 min walking – and it actually felt decent!
S – did nothing except sit for so long in front of my computer that I got horrendous leg + foot swelling. OMG!
Some positive things:
– Finished Crossing to Safety. Now reading Why Time Flies. Interesting. I however am starting to see a pattern where I have non-fiction picks in my to-be-read list because they look interesting, but end up preferring novels.
– Watched the creepiest ever episode of Black Mirror – still freaking me out for whatever reason
– Ate @ Burger-Fi. Hit the spot.
– OMG Shalene Flanagan!!! So inspiring and amazing.
4 more days of call
Miami book fair!
Lovely fall-ish weather
2018 planner prep! (um . . .yay!)
0 days off this week but TWO next week!