Thursday, October 18, 2007

Needing More Time

There don't seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I want to do. This isn't a new thing, but has gotten worse since Zoe was born. These days, my spectacular accomplishment is to take a shower and get dressed before Zach's bus drops him off at 3:45. I guess sleeping until 10:00 or 10:30 doesn't help the situation, but I don't nap, and Zoe has been staying up until 1:00 or 1:30 most nights. I guess I need to let it go, and adjust to the fact that my house isn't going to be clean every day. Sigh.

Yesterday was a really good day. I ventured out to the mall with the baby, and she slept the whole time. I haven't bought clothes that aren't maternity since March, and was determined to find something to wear to Darren's class reunion this weekend. I was like a kid in a candy store! I love fall clothes, and they are really cute this year. I bought a dress, pair of jeans, and top, all in my pre-pregnancy size. I'd like to be able to wear smaller clothes, but I know that will come with time (and dieting). I had so much fun! It felt so decadent to be in the mall in the middle of the day. I know that I will have to go back to work in order to do that again, unfortunately.

I took Zachary for his six-year-old well-child checkup yesterday. So what if we were a couple of months late doing it? They weighed and measured him, and the doctor is concerned about his body mass index. To me, he looks like a skinny little kid, and I am sure a growth spurt would help even things out. He hasn't grown in forever, and still wears toddler sized clothes, so I am not worried about that. He did have to have three shots, which was very traumatic for he and I both. I had to hold him down while the nurse injected him, and I came pretty close to crying along with him. For a treat, I took Zach and bought him the movie Surf's Up. He didn't seem to feel bad after the shots, except for limping through the store, but today he is fine.

I guess I'd better go accomplish something. We have Zach's parent-teacher conference, then a Cub Scout meeting tonight, the housekeepers are coming tomorrow morning, and we are leaving to go out of town tomorrow. It would be nice to have clean clothes to take with us, plus I will have to figure out how much baby gear we can fit in my car. We are going to the UL Homecoming parade Saturday morning, a pumpkin patch later that day, then Darren and I are going to his class reunion. I wish there were more time to try to see some of our friends and family, but that will have to wait until a later visit to Lafayette. Let's hope Zoe is a good car rider. It could be a LOONNGGG four hours!


  1. Life has seemed to FLY by, hasn't it? I'm sure adding a new baby to the mix makes life *more* hectic! What is the doctor concerned about? Him being short? I guess I don't get it since he looks like an average 1st grader to me! I'm glad you got a fun opportunity to buy some new clothes ... and congratulations on quickly returning to your pre-pregnancy size!!! Have fun this weekend and I'll catch up with you soon!

  2. Anonymous2:31 PM

    crap....we were in Lafayette at the same time. Would have been cool to catch up. We are back in Dallas. She is awesome in the car. How was Zoe?