1- NEW LAPTOP REPORT. As it turns out, writing blog posts on a laptop with only half of a visible screen is rather annoying. My new one arrives on Monday!
On that note – I am tempted NOT to just transfer all of the files, auto-import-style, from my current mac. I think a digital fresh start sounds nice. But obviously I want to keep some things. I’m hoping that there is a relatively easy way to cherrypick; I know there is an app called Migration Assistant that should help with this.
My photos and videos are weighing down my mac and I don’t feel the need to keep them at hi-res (particularly if I have a backup on Google Images). BUT I don’t want to lose baby / little kid videos forever either (precious and irreplaceable!)
Will report back.
2- FIRST CONFERENCE IN FOREVER! Next week I am attending my first conference in what seems like forever (PES in Baltimore)! I went to APPD (Association of Pediatric Program Directors) in April of 2017 in Anaheim, plagued with early morning sickness. And then my endo conference that fall was during Irma, so I didn’t attend. And THEN there was Genevieve, and my general unwillingness to travel while pumping.
I’m really looking forward to it — the learning, the me-time, the break from my daily routine — all of it! I haven’t decided whether I will use this time to try to wean (ie, not bring pump and just sort of be fine with this as the end) but I am going to have to decide soon.
3- SKIN. I went to the dermatologist this week for a skin check – my very first. That went well, and I did accomplish the things on my checklist (um, wart removal on my finger, etc!). I did not really delve into my more frivolous concerns (including adult acne which still plagues me every month) and I just feel like my skin is . . . angry and inflamed. I have experimented with more consistent skincare during different periods of my life, but admittedly this current phase is not one of them.
4- HORMONES. On that note, we will just continue this TMI edition of 5 for Friday by noting that my hormones have kicked into full gear again despite breastfeeding and I am reminded of how much I hate them! Sadly I think I have PMDD (hooray for internet self-diagnosis, but seriously it really isn’t that subtle). The question is . . . what can I do about it? I suppose knowing the issue is probably at least part of the cure, but I may have to delve further. If anyone has tried chasteberry/vitex, let me know!
5- Weekend! Happy Passover and Easter for those celebrating! I am typing this as the sweet potatoes cool for the tsimmes I am making for our family gathering tonight. We will conclude with this slightly ridiculous (but cute) photo that came on Cameron’s school feed yesterday: