Monday, April 09, 2018

time poor

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!