Christian just took Colin in for a weight check. He is 7 lbs, 2 oz, so he has gained a whole 8 ounces in a week. Our pediatrician is on vacation so his first “official” appointment isn’t until next week, but the other doctor they saw today gave Colin a “gold star.”
Why did Christian have to take him? What kind of mother of a week old baby would miss a visit to the pediatrician with her son, you might ask? The kind that is AT WORK this week. That’s one of the drawbacks of having only 24-hours notice that you have a new son. Since this was so sudden, there are still things I have to take care of at work before I can take any time off. Luckily Christian was able to take a few days off this week. (This adds a whole new layer to my thoughts on Laurie’s post on work/ life balance for moms a few weeks ago!)
I’m the development director for a nonprofit. One of the big parts of my job is planning fundraising events. It just so happens that today is our annual golf tournament (not exactly great timing). I got here early this morning for set up, and the players are out on the course now. This afternoon I am setting up for tonight’s awards dinner and auction. It is a HOT, HOT day on the course today, too, so I’m sure many of them are drinking lots of beer. That could be a good thing or a bad thing. It’s possible that means that they will want to hang around tonight. Or, it’s possible they will be worn out and they’ll want to get the awards over with as soon as possible. I’m hoping for the latter. I want to get home!
Anyway, if I have not responded to your comments or answered your e-mails, it’s because I am swamped. Hopefully I’ll get caught up soon (or are those famous last words for a working mom with three children under 30-months?!).
P.S. Colin was born during my meeting with my golf committee volunteers last Wednesday. It was kind of strange to tell them that I had a baby since I saw them a week ago.