Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall 2014 DITL

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.

8:00am: Little J is up and looking for me. Normally the girls take their bath at night, but they were watching part of Despicable Me with E last night, so bath time was moved to the morning. I get Miss A and Little J ready for their bath, and get Baby C changed.

Every morning her arms go strait up when I unwrap the swaddle. Big baby stretches!
Such a happy girl!
8:20am: Get Miss A and Little J out of the bath tub and get them dressed.

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.

8:45am: I almost forgot to do Miss A's hair, so I quickly get her hair in pigtails. Nana put her hair in pigtails when she was here for Mother's Day, and Miss A has stuck with the style all but a handful of days since. It's cute and out of her face, so I'm happy with it! Rush the girls to get shoes and jackets on so we can get Miss A to preschool.

*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.

9:15am: I'm back in the car with Little J and Baby C. I try to run at least one errand while Miss A is at preschool. Today we're off to Ikea to get some frames and a new apple slicer.

9:45am: We get to Ikea, but it doesn't open until 10am, so we hang out in the car for a few minutes. I brought a coloring book for Little J and she's excited to color and use all the stickers. I write down a few notes about our morning for this post.

10:00am: I see a worker unlocking the doors, so I get the three of us ready to go. I brought the double stroller so I could keep Little J confined, but she really wants to walk. I agree to let her walk as long as she stays by me. She does an awesome job helping me find the things on our list and not running around or touching too many things. Way to go Little J!

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.

11:45am: We make it to the car and head home.

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.

12:30pm: I put Baby C down on the Boppy and get started on lunch, PB & J, Honeycrisp apples and pretzel thins.

Yay for my new apple slicer!
12:45pm: While we eat lunch Miss A tells me about the rules for Halloween at preschool (no masks or weapons). Little J sings her version of a song from Miss A's preschool, "I'm thankful for my family, I'm thankful for my family..." So sweet! She also tells me "I don't feel good," (constant lately) and asks, "What animal does this (bread) look like?" Miss A sings a "booty butt" song. Both girls tell me about their "great ideas!" Dangerous! The girls eat all of their lunch, so I give them each a blueberry yogurt. They're excited that the yogurt is purple. After lunch I give the girls two pieces of candy corn. I tell Miss A she got two because that's how many I got in my hand. Her response, "What if you got 59 in your hand?" Silly girl, if I had that many, I would be eating them. Baby C hangs out in her swing while we eat.

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)
2:05pm: Feed Baby C. She falls asleep and I check in on Instagram and read a few blogs while snuggling.
Nothing better than a sleeping baby :)
2:40pm: I make myself get up to do a few things while the big girls rest. I pick up more stuff from around the house, pay bills, take a few notes about the day and check my planner to see what I need to do. I decide to clean out the front closet. Miss A comes out of her room and asks, "Why did you make such a big mess." The big girls are not resting well. I tell them many, many times to be quiet. GRRRR!!!

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. 

6:00pm: We go to the gym, and the kids run around, then the director gets the kids together for a short "ceremony." By that I mean he calls each kid's name and gives them a certificate. Little J thinks it's super fun to clap for the kids. When the ceremony is over, we move to the other side of the gym for pizza. We sit with neighbors and one of Miss A's preschool friends. After pizza, we talk with the other parents and the kids run around again.

7:05pm: We leave the rec center and walk home with our neighbors and check out some crazy Halloween decorations along the way. Some people really go ALL out for Halloween. Wow! Girls find a big pile of leaves and decide to jump in it for awhile (sorry neighbors!).

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.

8:00pm: Bedtime! Well, bedtime routine anyway. I'm in charge of Miss A and Little J tonight because E is feeding Baby C her bottle. The girls put their pajamas on, brush teeth and then we read books. After the books they get lots of hugs and kisses and then I tuck them in bed. Little J is very particular about how I spread out her blankie before bed.

Little J is so helpful when you try to read her bedtime books ;)
8:25pm: The big girls are in bed so I write down more notes about the day, fold some laundry and eat more Halloween candy. E and I watch part of the World Series and then an episode of Fargo. I don't really love the show, but it's okay and once I start a show, I like to have resolution. After Baby C's bottle I take her to change her diaper, clothes and swaddle her for bed. She lays on the couch by E until we go upstairs.

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!

1 comment:

  1. Baby C is such a delicious baby. And your girls curls are so cute, too!

    I didn't even know Fargo had been made into a TV show - weird/interesting!

    And my kids also prefer my water bottle even if I get them set up with their own at the same time. And unlike my husband I DO NOT want to share because those kids backwash like crazy!

    Kudos on keeping up with the exercise right now!