It's early on a Wednesday morning and I'm trying to psych myself up for a day of running errands. Some days I seem able to juggle "it" all and other days it all seems pretty overwhelming. What is "it"? "It" could be any number of things like: keeping the house picked up, doing the laundry (what is it about having a baby that literally triples your laundry? I don't get it!), making menus and grocery shopping, remembering to buy dental floss, exercising, auditions, reading up on What the *&^% is My Baby Doing Now and What Should I Do About It?, working, doing homework and cramming for exams, reading back issues of Vanity Fair that I never got to (I'm currently perusing Nov. 2010), squeezing in a shower, prepping dinner, remembering to buy wine (very important), shooting/editing photos (also love this)... All the while I am also caring for my little one. Getting her on a schedule, changing her, playing with her, changing her again. Plus, I have to kiss her at least 100 times each day and that takes time! I'm trying to keep up with her demand for milk which isn't going very well and I think I may have to add "buy formula" to my list today. I don't think we will have to give it to her right away but we need to have it on hand. For about a month now I haven't been making quite enough milk for her so we have been tapping into the supply of milk in the freezer. Last night, while I had class, we used the last bag of back up milk. Not a good feeling. There's some prescription drug I can take to boost my milk supply but I'm not sure if I want to go there. Phew, that's a lot to be juggling on a Wednesday morning! Don't get me wrong, I love my role as a working mom/housewife and I get great joy from it but there are days when I wish someone else would come clean the bathrooms and run to the store for me! Ah, well, it's sunny out and I am going to sit here and sip my tea and pump my milk and then I'm going to head out and try to get it all done. Working Moms of the world, my hat's off to you. How do you do it all?
On another note... last week Kyle and I splurged and joined our friends and their adorable daughter for a sushi dinner. It was totally out of our budget but I begged Kyle to take me and played the "I haven't had sushi for a year!" card. Here's a few photos from our fun double triple date.
Raw fish and saki induced smiles.