Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Work it, girl

Move that body: 2.45-mile walk

After eight weeks of sleepless nights, dancing to the toddler radio station on Pandora and being ruled by a hungry baby and boobs, I am back to work. It sort of feels like the first day of school … except for the guilt and 5 million messages in my inbox offering me something in Russian.

Thank goodness, I bribed myself with Dunkin’ Donuts to make it through dropping off Miles at day care and a full day of work. Hey – a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

And now, like the first day of school, I present to you:

What I Did on My Summer Vacation Maternity Leave

◊ Delivered one baby

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◊ Watched four seasons of “House”

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◊ Watched three seasons of “Mad Men”

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I think this summer must have been the summer of handsome men :)

◊ Read 100 pages of a library book and returned it three weeks late


I know there are nursing moms out there who can read and feed but I can barely manage to play Angry Birds read blogs on my phone.

◊ Ran 37 miles


◊ Went to six Weight Watchers meetings

◊ Lost 5-point-something pounds

◊ Cried uncontrollably in the hallway

◊ Fell in love … again … and again


What did you do this summer?


  1. It sounds like you were really productive!

  2. Ahhhh - such a fun post!!!!! Did you get a "first day of school" outfit? Did Mark take lots of first day photos? Glad you made it through your first day!!! ((Hugs))

  3. A girl has GOT to have her coffee! I'm with you on that one!

  4. i love this! hope you had a good first day back :)

  5. I bribed myself with Starbucks on my first day back. Good luck!