It was a nice weekend. Dinners with friends, birthday parties, errands, house cleaning, the gym, life maintenance stuff. It's always nice to get stuff done, right? Cross stuff off that perpetual list.
We spend a lot of our weekends this way now. I terribly miss the scope of our weekends pre-baby though. I miss sleeping in, late breakfasts, movies in the afternoons, last minute naps, spontaneous evening plans, drinking more than I meant to. Every single one of those pretty darn impossible with a baby.
Greg and I have a sort of tag team approach to ensuring we get at least some of that done. For instance, Saturday is his day to sleep in. I typically go to work for several hours on Saturday mornings so I have to get up early anyway. Veronica and I do our best to play quietly in the living room while Greg gets an extra hour of sleep…and he repays the favor on Sundays.
Yesterday, after spending the morning as a family, we divided up the afternoon. I went to the coffee shop for a couple of hours to work while Greg stayed home with Veronica. And then when I returned Greg went to the coffee shop while I went out to run errands with V.
It's not the same as life used to be, but it works. I actually got an amazing amount of writing done in those two hours yesterday and came home feeling light and pleasantly sated, ready to devote myself to time with my little Bug.
Now, if we have another kid it'll be a WHOLE different story. Therefore, we WAIT.
Anyway, it's Monday, I have to run. We have music class and then I have to get to work.
Couple of fun things:
My friend Zora is 16 weeks pregnant! And blogging about it, thankfully.
My amazing doula had her third baby a couple of weeks ago and is blogging too! Read the awesome birth story here. Yay for natural birth! Couldn't have done mine without her (even though she yells at me when I say that and reminds me that it was all me).