I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend.
I thought I would share a ‘Day in the Life’ because who doesn’t love the chance to be able to look into someone else life and see what their day looks. I personally enjoy reading them and so I’m gonna try to do one once a month because right now my life is changing a lot month by month. I decided to blog the first day that Wes went back to work at the station, a full 24 hours + of just me and the kids. I know you are so jealous, so here we go.
6:15 – Wes wakes up. I run/control the alarm clock so I wake up, even if it’s just for a couple of minutes when he wakes up.
6:45 – Wes comes in, kisses me goodbye and leaves for work.
7:00 – The kids are up! I change their diapers, get them dressed and nurse N. J watches some cartoons on PBS.
8:00 – Breakfast!
8:30 – I clean up the house. Some nights I don’t always get the chance to clean up before I go to bed so I spent the morning picking up the house and cleaning the kitchen. I also take this opportunity to listen to some podcasts. I enjoy listening to YHL has a podcast, Someone knows something and She Proves Faithful. And yes I understand how all over my podcast preferences are.
Ever since we got James train table, we have been keeping a good chunk on his toys in his room but he still likes to bring some toys into the living room. So instead of taking a million trips back and forth from the living room to his room, I just gather all his toys in a basket and put it in his room once I’m done.
10 – I finish cleaning and I nurse N again.
11 – J has his speech therapy. He has it once a week and we have seen a lot of improvements in the 7 months he has been doing it.
12 – Speech Therapy is over and now it’s time for lunch – for both kids.
12:40 – After everyone is full I try to fit in a workout. J is watching some TV and N is sleeping in her bassinet/ rocker. It takes me over an hour to get in a 25-minute workout between the two kids.
To get stuff done, sometimes you just had to make it work.
1:40 – James is down for his afternoon nap and I finally have lunch while N is still napping. I also get a little camper work done before N wakes up and decides that she would rather nap being held.
3:30 – J wakes up and is ready to go.
4 – We decide to get out of the house and head to the library to pick up some books and movies. J is starting to get into Pixar and Disney movies so we rent them on the regular from the library. Is that even a phrase anymore – on the regular. If so, great, if not, them still gonna use it.
J likes to hit up the train table at the library. We usually stay there for a little bit until the idea of having to share the trains gets to be too much and we move on.
5 – We head over to Aldi’s, probably to get milk. We go through milk like crazy now.
6 – Dinner time – A couple of weeks ago I moved our dinner time from 6:30 to 6 because N was wanting to nurse around 6:30. Her nursing time changed but the 6 o’clock dinner time seemed to work out pretty well so I decided to keep it there. J doesn’t seem to be as ‘hangry’ at 6 and it leaves more time in the evening after dinner.
When Wes is working I try to have leftovers or make something simple for dinner since that’s when it’s starts to get a little hairy about here. On tonight menu is pasta with pasta sauce and green beans on the side. Plain pasta is something easy and quick that I know James will eat with no problem.
7:40 – I actually put J to bed about half an hour early on days when Wes is working because, truthfully, I’m ready for a break. Get J ready for bed – Change diaper and get into PJ’s and call Wes on facetime. We like to facetime with him when he’s at the station for the night. J likes to be able to kiss the phone and play silly games with him.
8:00 – I nurse N again and get her ready for bed. She doesn’t always fall asleep right after nursing so she hangs out in the rocker while I clean up the kitchen.
9:00 – Both kids are asleep and in their own rooms. Hallelujah!
9:30 – N stirs and with a little extra rocking and cuddling she’s back asleep.
10:15 – I’m asleep.
I hope you enjoyed a day in our life. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!