7:30 a.m.: Wake up and nurse Aiden after a pretty decent night of sleep.
8:00: Nathan leaves for work and drops Jane off at our neighbor’s house, because I do NOT want to deal with trying to get all three of us ready and to the doctor at 9:30 (an extraordinary effort for me) AND be ready to go meet my friends after too.
So now I just have to get myself ready and even have time to make breakfast and tea to-go and pack all necessary things for my first ever mall outing with baby. I rarely go to the mall in the first place and never even attempted shopping with Jane, so this is totally new to me.
9:30: Arrive at doctor’s, wait half an hour to be seen. Use 5 seconds of this time to take a selfie:
10:15: Finally get to talk to our regular doctor, who says “I would say he has a mild case of jaundice, but if I’d seen him during a normal visit I wouldn’t even be concerned enough to have him tested.” and “The doctor you saw at urgent care yesterday said she never saw jaundice emerge this late? And she’s a pediatrician??” and “Home visit nurses tend to be really over reactive.” “Come back next week and we’ll make sure it’s not getting worse, but this is not unusual.”
Well ok then! We basically have nothing to worry about, just had to endure a few really stressful hours because of two health care “professionals” who didn’t really know what they were talking about.
11:00: Leave the doc, so relieved, and happy I will not even be that late to the mall date. It’s one of my best mom friend’s birthdays and last week I asked her what she wanted to do and she said “go shopping and get a facial”. I agreed to the shopping (but have never and don’t ever intend to get a facial!) It was sort of a last minute plan and I didn’t figure our other friends would be able to get away on a day we don’t normally hang out, but I asked them to meet us as a surprise and all 5 of us were able to make it!
And it was so fun! I haven’t been shopping “with a friend” for probably 10 years… I used to love to shop as a teenager but now going to the mall just usually makes me dizzy.
Us four have 11 children age 4 and under, and one on the way: (Babies were allowed on this outing, but no talking children!)
3:00: Get home, Jane is napping, talk to my grandma who picked her up earlier from my neighbor’s and watched her the rest of the day. (This is an atypical Wednesday – usually my grandma just comes over and plays with Jane and we drink coffee and hang out.) Eat and check my e-mail.
3:30: Jane is up.
4:00 – 6:00: Jane watches a show and does some crafts, I clean, do laundry, return some phone calls…
6:30: Nathan is home and I put together some leftovers from dinner and show him my purchases. I feel slightly guilty about spending $43 at the mall, even though it got me 2 dresses, a shirt, a tank, and a pair of leggings. He likes the stuff (but I think just likes seeing me un-pregnant in anything right now!) but I’ll probably still return half of it.
8:30: Carry Aiden to sleep in the ergo and finally sit down to write this. Planning to go to bed before 10:00 tonight…