Weekend Work

made it

November 13, 2020




3 Good things:

The weather has finally dried up here. (Though there is still residual floodwater in various areas and C’s soccer for tomorrow was cancelled. ALSO there are still systems forming — they are up to Theta, and Iota is going to hit central America which could be devastating. So the season is still not over, and it really needs to end.)

Next week’s calendar looks less hectic.

And, we had a great interview session (28 candidates today — 14 AM / 14 PM!!!). Honestly, I wonder if interviews will ever go back to in-person. It is probably 90% as effective as a ‘real’ interview but so much more efficient from a cost and time perspective.

3 Hopeful things:

Viva is going to sleep tonight (right? Actually probably not. Rather humbling as parent of 3 and board-certified pediatrician to be googling HOW TO GET MY 3 YEAR OLD TO STAY IN HER BED but . . . yep.)

Vaccine news. I need to read more in depth to understand how close we are to a vaccine (so don’t get excited on my account!) but even some promising research is better than NO promising research. (Would I participate in a trial if we were a site? As of now . . yeah, I think I would. I feel like the risks from getting COVID probably outweigh the risks of a not-fully-tested-large-scale vaccine. But I would require more info.)

I *think* there might be one more coffee Haagen Dazs bar in the freezer right now. God I hope I’m right. (I am too lazy to check before hitting publish; plus that might dash my hopes and then I’d have to think of another item.)

Happy weekend.


  • Reply KGC November 13, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Sooo…not for everyone, but – sleep consultant?!? Just as you are a specialist in peds endo, there are specialists in child sleep! Maybe consider using one? I bought an online program when my second was about 6 weeks old, mostly because I’d just totally forgotten how newborns function. I loved the idea of someone telling me exactly what to do and man – it WORKED. I realize a 6-week-old is different than a preschooler, but the person I used has programs for all ages through 5-7, I think, and great reviews. There are very likely many others out there, too. Something to think about! Happy to share the name of who I used if that is of interest. (I realize that this is not a popular suggestion to a lot of people so I am not AT ALL offended if you think this is a bad idea! Just sharing what helped us)

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger November 14, 2020 at 5:42 am

      I would absolutely consider this! Last night was a little bit better so I’ll probably give it one more week but if we are still in this situation I would love to get the name of who you worked with.

  • Reply Lindsay November 13, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Re: COVID vaccine – we’re hearing it would be approved and potentially shipped out to sites as early as 11/23/20!

    Of course this comes with LOTS of caveats, including only having a max of 30 million doses by the end of the year, and huge logistical hurdles (cold chain, 2nd dose required, etc). But, still, there’s hope!

  • Reply Lisa November 14, 2020 at 8:58 am

    I see from your comment that G went down a bit easier last night. Phew! Hope things continue to improve. Our son is waking during the night which makes me nervous for what will happen when the baby is born in <3 weeks. My husband doesn’t always have to go in there but sometimes he does to get him calmed back down. We did add a night light to his room which seemed to help.

    I am very excited about the vaccine! I haven’t done much reading about it but the early info that has been shared seems very encouraging. It’s pretty amazing how quickly a vaccine was developed! I have so much respect for all the scientists who have been working tirelessly on it. I would hate to be in charge of the distribution but there was an interesting segment on 60 min last week about operation warp speed. They showed some of the supply chain technology they were using – it was interesting how much insight about where the vaccines are/what temp the vaccines are. Distributing in rural areas seems to be one of the toughest aspects since the vaccines have to be kept sooo cold.

  • Reply MP November 14, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Wonder if she would like audio books? free from the library, entertaining enough to keep kids in bed. Also Wow in the world podcast was a favorite for one of our kiddos when he was younger,

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger November 14, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      interesting idea. Could also try sleep stories (a la Headspace or Calm)!

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