Happy Wednesday, friends! I’ve got a day in the life post for ya today, with a little WIAW thrown in the mix. This is a look at my Monday of this week, so let’s get right to it!
5:15am – Alarm goes off. Hit snooze.
5:24am – Alarm goes off again. I roll over and hit snooze because I’m planning on skipping my workout (Lucas had gotten up twice during the night…seriously, what happened to my 12-13 hour a night sleeping child?!). Look at the monitor to see him rolling around and then…BAM. He’s awake again. Because he lost his freakin’ paci. Again. I know, I know…we need to ditch that thing.
5:30am – Go in, find paci, give it to Lucas and lay him back down.
5:31am – Debate on crawling back in to bed for another half hour but I’m already up and whatever sleep I get wouldn’t be that awesome anyways, so I throw on my workout clothes and put in my contacts.
5:35am – Workout time! Over the weekend, I started doing some of the T25 alpha videos, and continued on with them today with the Ab Intervals video. I hadn’t touched any of the alpha videos in a few months and it’s been a great change of pace…I’m tempted to say some of the alpha videos (phase 1) are tougher than the others!
6:15am – Workout is finished. Chug some water, shower, brush teeth, put on makeup.
6:50am – Realize that I never cooked up any protein for my salad so I run to the kitchen to hard boil some eggs.
6:55am – Dry hair, attempt to quickly curl hair, get dressed.
7:10am – Lucas is up! Jay gets him up and dressed while I finish putting together Lucas’s food for the day and my own.
7:32am – Time to get ready to head out the door. Attempt to wrangle up the child to put on his socks, shoes, and coat.
7:42am – Ten minutes later…and we’re finally ready!
8:05am – Drop Lucas off at the babysitter’s house. I was prepared for full on crying this morning, thanks to him being away for two weeks, but the bribery of being able to play with trucks eases him into the playroom and I sneak out the door. I hate not always being able to say goodbye then and there, but I’d rather do that then have to walk out the door and see him reaching out for me and crying. Those days are. the. WORST.
8:15am – Arrive at work. Turn on computer, check emails and tickets, and get settled in for the day.
8:25am – Breakfast time! I should have eaten a snack at home after working out, but I never got the chance so I’m starving. Today’s breakfast is Julie’s PB cookie dough overnight oats + coffee in my new mug (Jay got me this one for Christmas – looove it!)
8:30am – Work, work work!
10-something am – Power goes out. Whaaaat?! It’s only out for a minute or so, but just long enough to loose everything I’d been working on.
10:30am – Take a little break to chat with some co-workers. Today’s convo is mostly baby talk along with some postpartum hair loss…no surprises there.
11-something am – Power goes off again. Wahhhhhh!!! Out for less than a minute, but still…super lame.
12:00pm – Lunch time! I typically like to eat lunch a little later, but breakfast kept me full all morning and I was ready to get. I eat my prepped salad, complete with some veggies, croutons, a hard-boiled egg, 1/3 of an avocado, and some goat cheese. I totally forgot to pack salad dressing but this salad did not need any at ALL. Soooo good! I eat my salad while checking some of my personal emails.
12:45pm – Work, work, work!
1-something pm – SERIOUSLY. Power goes out for the third time. Ay yi yi.
2:00pm – Snack time. I’m not necessarily hungry, per se, but I’m in the mood for something sweet so I eat my packed yogurt and two amazeballs (be sure to enter the giveaway from yesterday’s post!)
3:30pm – Work day is overrrrr! Time to go pick up my little man.
3:40pm – Arrive at the babysitter’s house and am greeted with biggest, sweetest smile and hugs. Gosh, I missed him today. Chat with his sitter about possibly having an adult/kiddo play date some evening soon. We all get along so well and Lucas is actually in the same soccer class as his sitter’s son. They’re buddies!
4:15pm – Get home. Lucas took a good nap at the sitter today so no afternoon nap is on tap. I empty lunchboxes and his book bag, review his daily notebook, clean up some dishes in the sink, and take out some ingredients for tonight’s dinner while Lucas plays with his letter magnets on the side of the fridge.
4:25pm – Playtime! Lucas is looking for some undivided attention from Mommy, so I leave the dinner stuff and we play for a bit. I don’t mind this one bit. The two of us also share a banana for a little snack.
5:00pm – Start to get dinner ready while intermittently playing with Lucas. He’s starting to get hungry so his ability to keep himself amused is dwindling.
5:25pm – Daddy is home! Good timing too because Lucas was more than ready to eat and our dinner was just about ready too.
5:35pm – Dinner time. On the menu tonight was one pot Burrito Bowls, which was absolutely delicious! I mean, anything with one pot is basically an A+ in my book, but it tasted great and worked for the whole family.
6:00pm – Clean up from dinner (not too bad tonight!) and then the three of us play cars, read some books, and make pizza (“pizahpizah” as Lucas would say) in his play kitchen. See the box of chocolates on the kitchen counter and grab a dark chocolate salted caramel. OMG they’re so good.
6:40pm – Tubby time! Jay and I usually take turns with bath night, and technically he wasn’t due for a tubby, but Lucas had a pretty massive poop right before this and also got applesauce in his hair at dinner, so it was needed. After his tubby, he brushes his teeth (aka, sucks on the toothbrush until mommy brushes them) and I get him changed into his jammies.
7:00pm – Lucas hangs out with daddy on the couch while I get his bottle ready. This has been a thing for the past couple of nights; Lucas actually sits on the couch with Jay (shocking, for the boy who NEVER sits) and they name off different body parts. Right now we’ve got: head, hair, eyes, nose, ears, teeth, chin, belly, hands, belly, knees, and toes. We’re currently working on cheeks. It’s so stinkin’ adorable, and I just sit back and watch, letting them have their time. These moments are some of my favorite.
7:15pm – Jay puts Lucas to bed while I put some finishing touches on a blog post (Tuesday’s post, actually – have you entered the giveaway yet?!), start a draft for another one, and work on some picture editing.
7:50pm – Done with the computer for the night. Head out to the living room and plop down on the couch with Jay and Cody. I don’t have any lunches to put together or cleaning that needs to be done (right away at least…don’t be fooled, there is ALWAYS cleaning that can be done in our house) so it’s a relaxing night!
8:00pm – Start to watch The Bachelor but notice that it’s set to go until 11pm. I know I’ll get sucked in if I start watching and I will not make it that late. I set The Bachelor to record so I can watch it another night and fast-forward through all of the commercials.
8:25pm – Jay and I decide to watch another episode of OITNB (no surprise there).
8:26pm – Before hitting play, I run out to the kitchen and grab us some dessert…Chewy Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Cookies. Two for him, two for me. Mmmmm, mmmm.
9:30pm – OITNB episode is over. We’re tempted to watch another one (ob-SESSED), but I’m wiped and know I need sleep. Instead, I wash face, brush teeth, and get ready for bed.
10:15pm – Lights out!