Week-ends are the worst!
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|Sat, 09-04-2010 - 1:08am|
Don't get me wrong- I love week-ends! I'm a professor, so the week-ends mean not worrying about lectures being ready, office hours being kept, deadlines being met. And now week-ends mean college football (go Razorbacks!), better weather for walks and grilling out, a new season for baking and cooking. But for some reason, being childless and not pregnant hits me hard on the week-end.
I know some parents would say something like, "enjoy having your freedom while you can," but I don't want this freedom anymore. I want my week-ends to mean play dates and taking pictures of my baby at the park, and experimenting with homemade baby food making, and catching up on laundry, and stocking up on diapers, and relaxing with DP and baby.
I think the TTC boards are a little slower too, so I can't feed my obsession, and on week-ends like this with DP gone, I find myself more restless and more painfully unpregnant and childless. Does anyone else have a particular time of the week/month/season that being not-pregnant and without child seems particularly hard? What are your strategies to deal with it?
I've planned on baking bread tomorrow, and I am trying out a new recipe for a berry pie. The walnut oat bread is very "fall" and the berry pie is very "summer" to me, so I am using the recipes to mark the end of summer and beginning of fall. I will also take the dogs for an extra long walk, and I head to my hometown on Sunday to spend time with my family. It doesn't replace me wanting to be pg or with a baby, but I guess it is better than sitting around reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility for the hundredth time!
Have a great week-end ladies!