Hey hey guys! How’s it goin? Believe it or not, I actually found a few extra minutes to put together a post I’ve been meaning to do for weeks now…’A Day in the Life’ of Yours Truly. I seriously love reading these posts when other people do them (I suppose it’s that nosiness of mine?). So if you’re anything like me, then hopefully you’ll enjoy getting a little sneak peek into a typical day of mine, too. Enjoy!
3:30am – I hear a certain little boy on the baby monitor. This is his one typical wake up during the night (it’s usually anywhere between 2-4:30), so I go in to feed him. He nurses, falls right back to sleep in my arms, and I’m back into bed about 20 minutes later.
5:40am – Alarm goes off…hit snooze button.
5:49am – Alarm goes off again…whoops. There’s that snooze button again.
6:07am – Shoot. Somehow I missed another snooze in there without even realizing it. Time to get moving. Hop in the shower, brush teeth, do make up, and dry hair.
6:45-6:50am – Jay goes in to wake up Lucas. Some mornings he wakes up on his own, but today he needed a little help. Lucas and daddy laugh and chat on the changing table while I iron an outfit for the day.
7:00am – Time for Lucas’s breakfast. I nurse him on our bed while catching up on Good Morning America. Love that crew in the morning.
7:20am – Lucas is done eating. I quickly throw the curling iron in my hair, put on my outfit for the day, then spend a few minutes playing with Lucas.
7:30am – Time to get ready to head out the door! We get Lucas all bundled up and Jay puts him in his car seat while I grab my breakfast and lunch bag, my pump bag, and Lucas’s diaper bag. Hands are full, but we’re off.
7:45am – Drop Lucas off at Erika’s house. Sometimes he’s asleep, sometimes he’s awake. Sometimes he even likes to scream the whole car ride over. Yeah…those mornings are fun. Luckily, today wasn’t one of them.
8:00am – Arrive at work…although, lately, it’s a few minutes later than 8:00am. I’m still working on mastering the morning routine. Get to my desk, log in, do a quick glance over of emails to make sure nothing is super urgent. Head to the kitchen to make my coffee and prep today’s breakfast of choice…an english muffin with PB & banana.
I eat breakfast at my desk while getting started with work for the day.
10:00am – Time to pump. I head to the nursing room at work and go ahead do my thang. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes, and then I’m back to work. Today, I also snacked on a banana while I was in there.
11:00am – Meeting + a snack. I run this particular meeting today, so I make sure to have my mini KIND bar before heading to the conference room.
12:30pm – Lunch time. And talk about an ugly looking lunch, eh? Today happened to be one of those days where I did no prep ahead of time, and was super thankful to have a frozen meal on hand. This one was some sort of meal by Amy’s, and it was okay, but nothing to rave about.
1:00pm – Time to pump once again. I also check in with Erika to see how Lucas is doing so far today.
2:30pm – Snack time. Today’s snack included a Greek yogurt with strawberries + about a gazillion handfuls of trail mix.
3:30pm – Done with work for the day! I tie up any loose ends and then I’m out the door to go pick up Lucas.
3:45pm – Pick Lucas up from Erika’s house, talk about his day (he had two solid naps today, woo hoo!), then head back home.
4:05pm – Arrive at home. Today, Lucas fell asleep in the car on the way, so I keep him in his seat to finish out his nap.
4:15pm – Empty my dirty tupperware containers, Lucas’s dirty bottles, and my pump parts into the sink. Put my pumped milk from the day into the fridge. Lucas is still asleep so I take advantage of the quiet time and do some blog work.
4:45pm – Lucas wakes up from his catnap and I nurse him while catching the end of Ellen.
5:00pm – Jay arrives home from work and the three of us enjoy some family time together. This is one of my favorite parts of the day.
5:30pm – Both Jay and I are starving so we decide to throw together a quick dinner. Jay goes out to the kitchen to start cooking while I hang out a bit longer with the little man.
6:00pm – Dinner time. We put Lucas in his swing and he hangs out next to us while we eat at the coffee table.
Tonight, all we can muster up is a couple of chicken sausages and some baked sweet potatoes. We’re too lazy to even cook an extra veggie. Ahh well…we weren’t really in the mood for one anyways.
6:45pm – Time to start Lucas’s bedtime routine. Tonight is a “tubby” night (we usually do a real bath every 2-3 days and sponge baths the other days) so Jay gets the tub ready in the kitchen sink while I take Lucas in to get unchanged and get his towel, soap, etc.
7:00pm – Tubby is done! Lucas hates being cold, so he screams for a while I get him dried off and put a diaper on. Next up is his leg massage, and he calms right down once we start. He looooooves his leg massage. Once his massage is over, we put on his jammies, and Lucas gets his last “fly by” for the night with dad.
7:15pm – I nurse Lucas one last time, get him in his SwaddleMe, then we read a story. Our favorite bedtime book is, would ya look at that…”The Going To Bed Book.” While I’m nursing Lucas, Jay takes care of cleaning and sterilizing the bottles and pump parts and getting his new bottles ready for tomorrow.
7:25 – Lucas is asleep and I put him to bed. I head out to the living room and collapse into the couch for a bit while catching up with Jay about our days.
7:45pm – Make lunch for tomorrow, throw in a load of laundry. I debate on whether or not I want to do some sort of workout…not tonight. I crawl into my PJ’s instead.
8:00pm – Settle in to watch How I Met Your Mother with a little dish of ice cream for dessert.
9:00pm – On this particular night, I’m feeling a bit tired but I know I still need to give Lucas his dream feed so I try to stay up. I wind up falling asleep on the couch until Jay wake me up at about 10:30pm. Hey…nothin’ like a little pre-bedtime power nap, eh?
10:30pm – Wash my face, brush my teeth, then go in to give Lucas his dream feed. He nurses easily and I put him right back down.
11:00pm – Finally…bed time.
And then we start it all over again.
What are some of your favorite parts of your day??