weekend report

June 25, 2018

I haven’t done one of these in a little while.  I actually did not plan ANYTHING for this weekend.  We had residency orientation all week and it was very busy (but went well overall!).  I often spend 30 minutes or so on Friday scheming the weekend, but there was not a spare moment for that last week.

Josh and I therefore sat with a pad and wrote down a skeletal plan on Saturday morning.  And then we proceeded to ignore most of the plan 🙂
But it worked out okay!
✅ 2 workouts (21 Day Fix Pilates Saturday, 21 Day Fix Cardio Sunday)
✅ Reading for about 45 minutes on Friday (Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You)
✅ Whole lotta G time
✅ Family pool time
✅ Getting a lot of sleep (I slept 9pm – 7:30am Friday night with 2 breaks to feed G.  It was glorious!)
✅ G’s pediatrician visit (she’s thriving.  88% weight / 70% length.  I am shockingly doing fine w/ the pumping situation – she drinks about 8-9 oz pumped milk during the day — which is what I get — and gets the rest from nursing and apparently that is plenty.)
✅ Fam dinner out (I kept expectations low which worked out!)
✅ Starting this week relatively caught up (weekly review done yesterday during a nap)
G looks so much like her sister that sometimes it just feels like deja vu.
Not sure if you can tell here, but coloring definitely matches up exactly 
(A has lighter eyes, but skin / hair are the same)

Dinner out.  Sushi at A’s request.

This happened.

And this.  She didn’t want to sit so I ate dinner standing with her in the carrier.
(Dinner out will be easier soon once she can sit and eat more table food – 
then we’ll be in a sweet spot for a few months!)

Josh went with A&C plus his aunt / uncle / nieces on their boat.
I stayed home and did a lot of this:

She’s very busy.
I also cleaned up, worked out, and organized.  It was actually quite lovely.

Sometimes I actually get dinner on the table.
YES, we do have a middle child.  He just tends to move too fast to be caught in any photos . . .
PS: Yes, there are terrible things in the news.  I plan on choosing a cause and donating but I generally am trying not to dwell on things I cannot control.  I just hope that in a few years this dark period in our history will be over, or at least that things will feel less hopeless.  


  • Reply CBS March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Oh that sounds lovely! We had a fairly mellow unstructured weekend as well. Music class for husband and baby (10 mos), yoga class for me, lunch out as a family and then I laid down with baby and read and dozed while he napped. We had a friend over with her crawling baby on Sunday so it was helpful to see what needs childproofing.

    And he slept through the night 3 times this week! Last night was a bit crap (down at 8, up at 11:30, up again at 4:30 and in bed with us) but it’s getting better overall.

    Next week we’re splitting days as our nursery start has been delayed – husband is working 8-12, I’ll drop off baby with him, and then work 12-5 or 6. Hoping we’ll have a start date soon, the uncertainty is a bit tough.

  • Reply Lola March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Hi there,
    How do you get the baby’s chest and arms out of the carrier? My daughter hates being smooshed against me and this seems like a good solution. I have the Ergo Adapt…

  • Reply Rebecca March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    My youngest only eats 8-10 ounces a day at daycare as well, just like my oldest, and both have thrived. You’re doing great! Also thank you for capturing my somewhat hopeless feelings about how to deal with the current political situation while being completely swamped in my personal life. It is so hard to only be able to donate, stay somewhat informed, and try not to lose it on a daily basis.

  • Reply Omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Yeah unfortunately most people are prudent enough not to discuss things online. I don”t blame you. I also feel a bit overwhelmed by it all and powerless to do anything. Looks like you had a nice weekend though!

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Yes, I agree with you that we need to take whatever action we feel able to take and then focus within our circle of control. I could spend all day every day dwelling and lamenting and learning more and more and more and…what? How would it help others or myself? I have been severely limiting my consumption of news and social media and to focus on donating/calling officials and then getting back to the things I can actually influence.
    I have noticed that sometimes an unplanned weekend can actually turn out ok these days because most of our weekends have a similar general pattern that we flow with (workout in AM for me, kid activity in afternoon, dinner out/take out saturday).

  • Reply Kat March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Totally random, but I love that baby blanket! I feel like I’ve seen it before – Land of Nod or Target? Where is it from? Thank you!

  • Reply Antonia March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Sarah,
    Longtime reader & listener, first time commenting.

    Just wanted to say a massive thanks for acknowledging what”s going on in the US at the moment. It”s felt really jarring that some US-based bloggers I read haven”t – when it”s filling news reports here in the UK. Sending love and solidarity to all of you worrying and fighting. .

    • Reply Anon March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      I agree – thank you. I am an immigration attorney and it’s been very difficult to open up some blogs and see them proceeding on as if nothing is happening. That said, I know you have an extremely full life right now AND you are doing a lot of your own great work in training future doctors and treating children. However, what’s happening right now in our country has gone so far beyond the ordinary that I can’t excuse those who try to pretend it is not happening. I really appreciate you mentioning it.

      • Reply xykademiqz March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        However, what’s happening right now in our country has gone so far beyond the ordinary that I can’t excuse those who try to pretend it is not happening.

        Oh, rest assured, everyone notices what’s happening. But I, for one, know better than to discuss it online. These are very scary times.

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