time poor

April 10, 2018

I know Laura has time diary data to back up the fact that women with young children (under 2, I believe?) have the least free time.

I’m pretty sure, however, that I will have more time by the time she’s 2.*

I actually had a really nice today and felt mostly rested!  This is because G slept 7:15 pm – 1:15 am last night.  Now, she also ate at 4:15 am (and I got up to pump at 5:15 am) but let me tell you — those early hours of sleep are gold.  Also, I went to bed at 8:30 pm.  Which was a smart move, and what I should be doing most nights.

(. . . not watching This Is Us until 10).

I finished 10/12 of my patient notes today, pumped 3x, called back some patients, ate 3 meals + 2 snacks**, and drank 8332 cups of mother’s milk tea.

I did zero housework.  (Our nanny did a ton.  Oh my god I cannot imagine surviving right now without her.)

I answered zero emails.  Sorry to anyone who has written lately — I promise I will respond!  Eventually.

Leisure-ish time:
– 23 minute yoga with Adriene

– reading while pumping?  I’m trying to make this feel as relaxing as possible . . . currently reading Beartown by Fredrik Backman.  I am one of the few people that didn’t love A Man Called Ove (too . . . twee or something?)  but I love this one.

– writing this post in approximately 12 minutes (the first part while kids finish watching an episode of Spirit and the second just before heading to bed)


listening to podcasts while commuting (for the record:  All Songs Considered music mix from last week, NPR’s Up First, and Forever 35’s Mini-Episode)

WELL.  It’s 9pm.  Off to bed.  I will close with a pic from A’s 6th birthday party***, which was a rip-roaring success.  And with that, Kid Birthday Season is over until G turns one in December.

* Famous last words if she turns out to be a horrendous sleeper later on — please no!

** Not consumed in leisurely fashion.  At all.

*** Cooking party at Real Food Academy – locals, I highly recommend!