I'm linking up with Laura at Navigating the Mothership for another Day in the Life post. This DITL is from Tuesday, October 28, 2014. I am 33 and E is 34. Miss A is 4.5, Little J is just a month shy of 3 and Baby C is almost 3 months. I got out my big camera to take pictures for the day, took one picture, then went back to my iPhone for the rest (and took a lot of selfies).
|Baby C swaddled and ready for bed Monday night.|
1:30am: Baby C is up. This is really early for her. Not a great start to the night (most nights she sleeps until 2:30-3:30am). As I get out of bed I realize how sore I am. I went to my first Body Pump class since having kids on Monday, and it totally kicked my butt (in a good way). I take Baby C downstairs to feed her and we stay downstairs to sleep. She's up again to eat at 4:30am. She's really restless all night, so neither of us get a great night sleep.
7:00am: Baby C is up again. I feed her and snuggle for awhile. I check in on social media, including my new favorite, Timehop, which is making me super sentimental about how quickly my girls are growing. Especially a recent streak of photos of Miss A back when she was our only child. Craziness!
7:45am: Miss A comes out and wants to snuggle a little. E is also up now. He is normally off to work by this time, but today he is driving to St, Cloud, and doesn't have to be there until a little later. I get up to iron a shirt for E and Miss A snuggles Baby C while I'm gone. She can be quite sassy, but she is a really sweet big sister. In addition to snuggling Baby C this morning, she also tells E to make sure he gives Little J a kiss before he leaves, and she tells me to make sure I do something fun with Little J while she's at preschool.
|Every morning her arms go strait up when I unwrap the swaddle. Big baby stretches!|
|Such a happy girl!|
8:30am: I set Miss A and Little J up with some cereal for breakfast, and I decide to put a little make up on. I showered Monday night, so I don't need to shower right away today.
*See my scarf? It's made by Itzy Ritzy, and it's actually a nursing cover/scarf. When you unfold it it's really big and covers everything up really well. I've been wearing it a lot when we're on the go for feeding Baby C and it brightens up my normally very black/grey outfits. Another thing I love about it, the tag says "You're doing a great job." Such a nice reminder :)
8:55am: Get everyone out to the car, seatbelts on, and we're off to preschool. Thankfully Miss A's preschool is less than 2 miles away, so we make it pretty much on time.
9:00am: Arrive at preschool and get everyone out of the car. Miss A insists on taking her jacket off when we're in the car, so we have to get it back on before going inside. I take Miss A to the bathroom, then to her cubby and class. I see sign up sheets for parent teacher conferences so I call E to see what works for him. So weird to think about being the parent at conferences after years as the teacher.
|This is how Miss A smiles for the camera now.|
|Why is it that the water from my water bottle is so much better than all the rest of the water??|
|This new gift wrap/paper goods/party section could be dangerous for me ;)|
10:40am: We pay for our things and Little J tells me she's hungry. Not surprised because she didn't eat much of her breakfast, so we get cinnamon rolls. Yum! I also get a Diet Pepsi because I'm already feeling so tired.
|Little J's fake laugh|
11:00am: Back in the car and on our way to get Miss A.
11:30am: Pick Miss A up from preschool. She's excited to see us, Baby C most of all. She must be kissed immediately.
11:50am: We're home. I unload the car, bring in our recycling bin, check the mail and pick up a few things before I remember that I haven't fed Baby C since 7am. Oops!
12:05pm: Sit down to feed Baby C. Miss A asks Baby C, "Are you ready for Mommy's famous milk? It's going to be tasty!" Ha ha! The big girls convince me to let them watch a cartoon. Doc McStuffins it is.
|Yay for my new apple slicer!|
1:15pm: We're done with lunch so I clean up a little. Baby C gets hiccups and is not happy about it.
1:30pm: I change diapers and start getting the girls ready for a nap. Little J has started wanting to use the changing table again. She looks extra big on the changing table! I read stories with all three girls. When I'm almost done with the second book, Baby C starts losing it. I quickly wrap up the stories, get the big girls in their beds and go to feed Baby C.
|Little J trying to help, giving Baby C her nuga (pacifier)|
|Nothing better than a sleeping baby :)|
|I need to find a better scarf solution.|
3:00pm: E comes home early (yay!) but has to do some work from home. He checks on the girls, and heads upstairs to work.
3:30pm: Miss A and Little J are up from their "rest." I get the girls started cleaning their room. I tell them that we will do a craft project as soon as their room is clean. E comes down after a phone conference, and plays hide and seek for a few minutes. He goes back upstairs to work, and I try to get the girls refocused on cleaning their room.
4:00pm: Their room is still not clean. In fact, it's a bigger mess than when they started. No craft time today. I do some cleaning and fold laundry.
4:45pm: Miss A and Little J's room is finally clean, after I took some of the toys away. I tell the girls they need to rest more while I take a shower. My phone dies :(
5:15pm: I get out of the shower, and find the girls are sleeping. Really? All that rest time this afternoon, and now they sleep? I finish getting ready and feed Baby C.
5:30pm: E gets Miss A and Little J up because we need to get ready for Miss A's end of the season soccer pizza party.
5:50pm: We walk to the rec center for Miss A's party. It's only half a mile from our house, so it's a quick walk.
7:25pm: Finally back home, E sets the girls up watching the rest of Despicable Me. I'm still hungry so I suggest making popcorn. E makes the suggestion to the girls. Little J runs in the kitchen to tell me, "Daddy has a great idea!" I put E in charge of the popcorn and start getting Baby C's bottle ready. When the movie is over Miss A has a little dance party.
|Little J is so helpful when you try to read her bedtime books ;)|
9:30pm: Time for me to pump before bed. Not my favorite time of the night. I check over my list for the week and think about what to do tomorrow (Wednesday).
10:10pm: E, Baby C and I get ready for bed and go upstairs. Baby C is sleeping in the pack-n-play across the room from us right now. Goodnight!