Every day is different around here. Seriously…I need to keep a calendar out at all times just to remember who is going where and when. Whew!
So since it’s been quite a while since I’ve done a Day in the Life post, I thought it would be fun to do one now that things are a little different and we have another little guy here in the mix. I also love looking back at my older posts like this for my personal enjoyment, so this is just as much for me as it is for you!
All that said, here’s a look at our day yesterday (Tuesday). Tuesday is a work in the office day for me, so it has a bit more going on.
1:20am – (hey, it is technically the start of Tuesday, right?) Alex is awake. His sleep is still totally unpredictable (the night before he slept 12 hours straight), but since he’s up, I get up, nurse him, change his diaper, exchange some smiles, and put him back down.
2:00am – Back in bed. More. Sleep. Please.
6:00am – Alarm goes off. Apparently I hit snooze…I don’t recall.
6:45am – I wake up to my alarm going off again. Somehow I managed to snooze probably 2-3 other times without even realizing it. I think I need a new wakeup system. Time to get up shower, and start getting ready.
7:15am – Put half of my makeup on and realize I need to get Alex up to feed him and get him ready for the day. I check the monitor and he’s already awake, hanging out in there. Perfect! I nurse him, change him, and then we go in to check on big brother.
7:30am – Lucas is up. I work on trying to get him dressed (everything is a struggle these days…) and Jay comes upstairs to get Alex to bring him to daycare. I give my little guy smooches and send him off with daddy.
7:45am – Lucas is finally dressed. I bring him with me into my room so I can finish getting ready while he watches an episode of Blaze and the Monster Machines in bed. He says he wants Cheerios for breakfast, so I run down to grab him some Cheerios and milk and also pour myself a mug of coffee. It’s gonna be a long one.
8:30am – We get teeth brushed after arguing for at least 5 minutes about getting it done…
8:40am – Head downstairs, try to drink more coffee, and get Lucas’s shoes on before he runs away from me.
8:45am – Finishing packing up all of my bags for the day and we’re out the door on our way to preschool.
FYI: The blue tote bag is this Herschel Supply Co. Alexander Select Tote Bag
9:00am – Arrive at preschool. Lucas loves going to find these eggs lately, which is great because it gives him a distraction. Thankfully (knock on wood!) dropoffs have been pretty smooth so far and he really seems to love his preschool! I give him a kiss and a hug and I’m out the door.
9:10am – Make a quick pit stop at DD on my way into work. I still needed (wanted) more coffee and never grabbed myself anything for breakfast so I got an iced coffee (2 pumps caramel swirl and skim milk) and a reduced fat blueberry muffin. I know it’s not good for me, but I don’t care. I love them.
Man, my car is a mess…
9:15am – Arrive at work. Thank goodness I pass two different DD’s right on the way! Get logged in for the day and start going through emails and tickets by priority.
10:25am – Realize what time it is and that I had wanted to go to pump at least a half hour ago. Head to the pumping room and do my thang.
11:00am – Meeting time. I run this one, so I try to make sure I’m there a minute or two before to get things ready to go. Coffee is gone at this point and we’re on to water.
11:30am – Meeting is over, head back to my desk and get back to work.
12:00pm – I’m starving and realize I never had a morning snack (WHAT?!). I break into my container of leftover pasta fagioli from Friday, which I quickly grabbed out of the fridge before leaving in the morning. I’m so hungry I just eat it cold…it’s still amazingly delicious.
12:00pm + 5 seconds later – Lunch is finished. Remember that I need to run out and grab vitamins, toothpaste, and a new toothbrush for Lucas so I make a quick trip over to Target.
I also get *this close* to buying this C mug for myself too, but I put it back. We really don’t need more mugs…unless I want to start throwing some others away!
12:30pm – Head back to work. Look in my purse and remember that I had thrown in one of these Lenny & Larry’s Pumpkin Spice cookies before leaving the house. (Side note, I got one in a lovely package recently and liked it so much that I spent money on a whole box of them from iHerb. They’re crazy good…and I know I’m probably crazy for spending that money on cookies). Anyway…I bust that bad boy open and finish eating it on the walk back in to the office.
12:35pm – Back to work, work, work.
1:45pm – Text our babysitter to check in and see how Alex’s day is going…
Poor guy just can’t quite figure out how to nap well there just yet. Breaks my heart a little every time I hear it, even though she says he’s still happy and totally fine. But it still makes me want to go scoop him up and just rock and cuddle with him. I also realize at this point that I haven’t gotten any updates on Lucas’s day either and hope that he’s doing well with my mother in law (who picks him up from preschool). I’m missing them both quite a bit right now…
2:30pm – Realize (again) that I had wanted to pump probably 30-40 minutes ago but got stuck in the middle of stuff. So I take a break from that and head to the pumping room to take care of business.
2:50pm – Back to work, work, work.
4:15pm – Quickly try to finish up a few things and I’m out the door to go pick up Alex from daycare.
I eat a couple of Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls on the way. My eating for the day is obviously super awesome so far, if you couldn’t already tell…
4:35pm – Arrive at daycare to get Alex, who is just finishing up his last bottle. He greets me with all sorts of smiles and my afternoon is made. <3
4:50pm – Arrive at home to find a certain somebody waiting for me at the window with the iPad practicing his letters.
5:00pm – I catch up on his day from my mother-in-law, and the two of us play some toys while she hangs out with Alex.
And we trade back and forth a bit.
5:25pm – Jay arrives home from work. I inform him that I forgot to put food in the crockpot for dinner tonight so I have nothing ready to go. We tag team (he does most of it) by quickly marinating some chicken and cooking some sweet potatoes in the microwave. Alex is getting tired and needs a nap, but I don’t really feel like letting him go because I missed him, so I let him catnap in the Ergo.
He naps inside with me while Jay handles grilling and Lucas plays with my mother-in-law.
5:50pm – I get Lucas squared away with his dinner while we finish getting everything ready for ours.
Alex goes in his new seat and watches along with us.
6:00pm – Dinner time – we made it!
6:10pm – Alex let us eat for about 10 minutes before he’d had enough. He was starting to get hungry and it was sort of an odd time for him to eat since it was close to bedtime, but I quickly finished up and nursed him. Worked for me, since I was starting to fill up anyway!
6:30pm – Jay is out the door for his bowling night, so it’s just us. Thank goodness my mother in law will occasionally stick around on Tuesday evenings to help for a little bit. We hang out for a bit and Lucas even gets a popsicle for eating his whole dinner (WOOP!).
These two <3
7:05pm – Lucas didn’t nap today and is extremely overtired, so I switch up the routine and decide to put him down first. Alex should be good since he had his catnap, so I bring Lucas up, brush teeth, put on PJ’s, and we read a few stories while my mother in law stays with Alex.
Typically, I’ll put Alex down first and let Lucas hang out with me with the iPad or let him watch a show in my bed, so tonight was a bit of a treat!
7:25pm – Lucas is down…on to the next one! I head downstairs, prep Alex’s bedtime bottle, then bring him up, get him dressed, give him his bottle, and get him ready for bed, too.
7:47pm – Alex is asleep and I’m out the door. We’ll see how long it lasts for…
7:54pm – Alex is awake. Typical. I head back in and see he had spit up a bit; I clean him up (and want to eat him up with his big, cheesy grin he’s giving me!) and rock with him a bit before he’s back to sleep.
7:58pm – He’s asleep again and I’m out the door. Hopefully it’s an easier night with the bedtime routine!
8:00pm – Head downstairs, say hey to Cody. Poor guy, barely gets any attention these days unless he’s being chased by Lucas…
I go to the sink and debate on washing bottles but then decide that I just don’t have it in me just yet. They can wait.
8:05pm – Head to the computer to do some work for an Usborne Books Facebook party I have tomorrow night (well, tonight actually since this is posting on Wednesday!). Part of what I do as parties come up is offer book recommendations for party-goers, so that’s what I had to finish up.
9:00pm – Finally finish up book recommendations (there were quite a few!). Check the monitors, everyone is still asleep. Realize it’s dessert time, so I head to the kitchen and make myself a bowl of ice cream with a leftover cookie bar.
9:15pm – Begin typing up this post!
9:30pm – Jay arrives home from bowling and tells me he bowled a 700 series – not too shabby for taking a few years off! One of these years I’ll get back into it (I miss it…FYI, for those who haven’t been reading that long…FUN FACT: I’m a New York State High School Champion for bowling. How ‘bout them apples?!)
9:45pm – Chat with Jay some more about the evening while I keep working on this post.
10:05pm – Finished with this post…FINALLY! Geez, that was probably one of the longest posts I’ve written in a LONG time. Time to schedule it up, go relax on the couch for about 5 seconds, then likely head up to get ready for BED. If you’re still reading, thanks for sticking with me!