Sunday, March 29, 2009

Work, Visitors and Exhaustion

Sorry for the delay in posting but being back at work has exhausted me. I've been back to work for a week and half and it's getting better. We now have our nighttime and morning routines which seem to be working (at least I get to work on time.) In case you're interested here's what I do at night:

  • play with Lucas
  • get diaper bag ready for the next day
  • take breast milk out of freezer and put in fridge
  • pick out clothes for Lucas and pack them
  • pick out my clothes and iron them
  • make my lunch
  • get breast pump ready
  • take shower and/or eat dinner
  • put Lucas to bed
  • collapse from exhaustion

I guess it's really not that interesting, but that's what we do. Steve helps by loading up the car in the morning so I don't have to make 2 or 3 trips. Lucas and I leave at 7 in the morning, get to Sandra's at 7:30, and then I'm off to work to get there by 8. I haven't been late yet so I guess our routine is working.

Last weekend Holly, Nate and Theo (and dad, Gale and Nate's parents) came to visit. It was great seeing everyone one last time before their little boy joins the world. It was also fun to see Theo interact with his little cousin. I can just imagine family get togethers in a few years with the 3 little boys running around. I'll put Steve in charge of watching them!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Back to Work

Lucas and I did our final "trial run" today before I go back to work tomorrow. We did our morning routine, drove to Sandra's, and then to work. I discovered something..not to count on a 3 month old to do the same routine twice. One morning he slept through the entire trip, the next morning he woke up 15 minutes before my alarm, and the today he woke up 1/2 hour after I did. The good news is that each morning we managed to get out the door by 7, make it to Sandra's for 7:30 and to work by 8:00.

Sandra asked if I was going to call tomorrow to check up on Lucas. I said I wouldn't. You may wonder why I wouldn't want to know how the little guy is doing. This is why..If I call and hear him crying or Sandra's says he is having a bad day, I am going to get upset, distracted, worried, etc. I figure he's with his aunt, she knows what she is doing and sometimes it is better to not know.

Wish us luck tomorrow!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pot belly

Pot bellies only look cute on babies.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Trip to Boston

It has been 4 months since I got my haircut. Yikes! I told Steve I had to get it cut before I returned to work so I would look human again. Since I had to go to Boston for the haircut we figured we would make it a family event. We had lunch near the Frog Pond, walked down Newbury Street and visited my hairdresser. Lucas cried and slept through most of it but we discovered something new. Lucas LOVES to hear Steve whistle. Lucas could be crying his head off but as soon as hears the whistling he stops and stares at Steve. Steve was complaining that his lips were getting chapped. I told him I would go to Bjs and get a case of chap stick but he's not stopping!

Notice the picture where Lucas is listening to Steve whistle.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Lucas got his first round of shots yesterday (the medical kind not the alcoholic kind). He did surprisingly well. Of course, he cried when the nurse jabbed him with the needle but he calmed down fairly quickly. Even the nurse commented on how well he did.

Our little bundle of joy is now a big bundle of joy. He weighs 13 pounds and 3 ounces which is more than double his birth weight. The doctor said a 4 month old usually weighs that much! I asked if I had to cut down on feedings but he replied babies can't be overweight. Lucas is definitely a Pevznamian, since we all love to eat!

On another note...I start work 2 weeks from today :(