It’s been quite some time since we’ve done a day in the life post. Now that Anderson is nearly eight months old and Ella inching closer and closer to three (OMG!) here’s a glimpse into how our routines are shaping up.
4 am hour – Yes, it’s ungodly early and I’m up. It’s been a rough night with both kids. Anderson was up several times and Ella woke us up to tell us she needed to pee, twice. I long slightly for the diaper days and wonder why it is Anderson sleeps like an angel only on weekends. I hop in the shower, put on 90% of my make-up and head downstairs.
5 am hour – Prep for work, nurse Anderson, finish getting dressed and am out the door.
6 am hour – Arrive at the office. I’m hungry so I warm up my breakfast (apple cinnamon and cranberry oatmeal) and eat as I check emails.
7 am hour – First pumping session of the day. I bring my laptop with me so that I can answer some of my emails.
8 -10 am hours – Sit through a meeting and it’s time to pump again. I take my snack and laptop with me so that I can eat while I do a module of my content marketing certification course.
11 am hour – Another super exciting pumping session followed by writer’s block. I decided it’s the perfect time for a quick trip to Target. I return a few things and try not to accidentally spend $150.
12 pm hour – I’m so proud of myself for making it past 11:15 before eating my lunch. Leftover BBQ chicken and spinach, artichoke and quinoa casserole…so exciting.
1-2 pm hours – Wrap up my day with another meeting, verify my flight and hotel for a last minute trade show I’m attending at the end of the week, and more emails. I swear the emails never end.
3 pm hour – I’m back in the car and off to get my kiddos. I try to get there by 4:15 so that I get as much time with them in the evening as possible.
4 pm hour – We’re home! The kids play while I make dinner.
5 pm hour – We all sit at the table for dinner. This is one of my favorite times of day because we catch up on everyone’s day. Ella generally induces laughter from Anderson who is babbling away while he tries out the new food of the day.
6 pm hour – It’s bedtime for Anderson – diaper change, jammies and we’re ready to head upstairs to rock and nurse. Josh and Ella play and start her bedtime routine.
7 pm hour – Bedtime for Ella. We go through these easy steps and pray that she’ll fall asleep by 9.
8 pm hour – With both kids in bed, I’m off to the gym for my run. I’m not the only one who loves watching Food Network while exercising am I?
9 pm hour – Arrive home and start prepping for the next day. I transfer milk into Anderson’s bottles for daycare, pack up a solid of some kind for him and make my breakfast/lunch. Hop in the shower to rinse before getting into bed.
10 pm hour – Yes, I’m in bed! Shit is that Anderson crying? Ok, quick nursing session and I’m off to sleep.