Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Catch Up

I woke up at 4 AM this morning just because. That's right ! Well, not exactly just because, but let me back up. Someone at my company (who isn't in my time zone, I gather) decided to hold a conference call at 5:30 AM and I decided to attend. Since my boss is nice enough to let me work from home, I figured the least I could do is attend a meeting by phone. It was my night to take care of Dexter. He went to sleep around 7:30 last night and to my amazement, when I woke up, he was still asleep ! I kept waiting for him to stir, but he didn't. I squeezed the girls (something I admittedly do all the time now, in private and in public) and determined that I should either feed or pump. I didn't want to wake him up to feed, but I didn't want to get all set up to pump either and then have him wake up in the middle of it.

I waited until 4:30 AM (do you know how bad it feels to want to pump .. do you !) and then decided to go into the family room and pump. It was cold ! I logged into my laptop and posted on TMP (something I need to be better about) and then checked email; to my delight I saw a email from FC. I read and responded to her and by that time, Dexter was starting to stir and the time was about 5:15 AM. Arg ! Do I tend to him and be late for my meeting .. or should I call in first and leave him hungry a little bit longer ? Thankfully, he decided to not really wake until 5:30 AM and so I quickly called in, said my name, put the bottle in the warmer, and then went into the bedroom.

I had muted myself after I said my name and set it to speaker when I entered the room. Then I threw it on the bed as I did the usual .. greet Dexter, single and talk to him while I'm changing him .. and then I went to get the bottle and went back into the bedroom where we snuggled in bed while I listened to the call.

Now, Dexter is a noisy drinker, meaning that he makes these little grunts of satisfaction and swallows loudly, and it wasn't until the meeting was well under way that I realized that I wasn't muted .. when you switch to speakerphone on that phone, it takes you off mute ! I muted myself again and laughed out loud .. I can't imagine what it must have sounded like on the other end hearing me hum and sing and talk to myself .. not to mention the little moans and slurping sounds from Dexter ! :)


  1. Emily! I am so glad I discovered your blog today. Dexter is so cute! And chubby! I love it. I've been slowly catching up but I still have a lot more catch up to do. I love how you write. I love seeing your baby. And this story about the conference call is awesome! So hilarious. I miss you. A bunch of us are still going on the same thread on Fertile Thoughts. Most fell away but about 5 or 6 of us are still there. We miss you. Glad to see you are happy and doing well.

    1. Stephanie ! That is so cool that five or six people are still there .. what is the link again ? It's been forever. Though .. do you have all have twins ? That might be hard for me to take right now. I hope that you and your family are doing well !

  2. omg hilarious about dex's slurping! working mom: loud and proud!?