➤ work. I'm feeling more caught up at work. I was on call Sat/Sun of the 3-day weekend, which allowed me to hole up in the office and complete charts. VERY NECESSARY. I am now determined not to get behind again, because my documentation is so much easier and better when I do it during or right after each visit.
➤ home. Josh was off for the 3-day, which was amazing. He's also been coming home a little earlier, although I think that streak is about to end (he's on call tonight). I'm feeling much more in control of the bedtime routine, thanks to my new strategy of let-Annabel-watch-Mickey-while-I-put-Cameron-to-sleep.
➤ sleep. Speaking of sleep . . . C is perhaps continuing to do more of it. Last night he was up at 1am, but instead of feeding him I took my chances and popped in his paci. He was down until 3a! He's a BIG baby (15 lbs at 3 months!) so I have a feeling he has more than adequate stores to make it through the night -- I just need to teach him. He's still in the rock 'n' play in our room, so plenty of transitions ahead, but man I can almost taste a full night of sleep. Almost.
➤ celebrations. The May trifecta of mother's day / my birthday / our anniversary is now over. I feel very loved. We had a super-fancy night out at juvia (spectacular but pricey even by miami standards) and Josh got me some cute loungewear/pajamas (perhaps addressing my frump-related complaints).
➤ kids. I feel like we're hitting a bit of a sweet spot with A&C right now: A is generally well-behaved and fun, and C is still easy. Because I find that 'older infant' period to be quite challenging, I suspect things will get MORE challenging in a few months and then easier in a couple of years. But right now, things are good.
We went to Zoo Miami on Memorial Day, and had a great time! Annabel was a little scared at times --
-- and a lot scared at others.
But she still enjoyed herself and now talks about which animals were "nice" and which were scary (loud monkeys & zebras).
Mr. C pretty much slept in the Ergo the whole time.
➤ even the blasted PUMP. I am being more zen about this. Which isn't to say that I'm being zen at all -- just not as entirely crazed as I was previously. I am going to keep up with my 5 pumps/day routine for now. It's doable -- for now -- and working. I am not going to do any more than that. I am not going to stress if the 5 pumps doesn't yield enough. This is easy to say right now when I'm still exceeding demand, but I really hope I can hold onto this idea when it inevitably drops at some point. That's what the 268 oz in the freezer are there for, right!?
things that could be better
⬇ workouts. I've been enjoying running (just 3-4 mile jaunts) but seem to be struggling with doing anything else recently. This isn't a big deal, but I do feel kind of floppy and improving my muscle tone would probably be good for me AND my self-esteem. I think perhaps I need to commit to some classes or something for motivation. My SIL sent me a link to this gilt city deal for a new barre studio near by, and I'm contemplating getting a 10-pack to force myself into action. But I admit I am intimidated by group fitness, particularly in South Beach.
⬇ sticking to my unplugged goals. Yeah, I failed. More about this in another post. I'll try again, because I am determined to win this battle!
⬇ eating habits. I know, breastfeeding hunger/sugar cravings and all that (they are REAL!). But -- I NEED to do better in this realm. There is no question that I will feel better if I put the effort in to stick to a reasonably healthy diet most of the time. The end.
♥ silicon valley. LOVING this show.