Since I returned to work over a month ago, I wanted to do this day in our life, our new normal. Since we had a beautiful December day last Monday and I was going to dress up for work, I figured this would be a great day to document our day in pictures. Obviously we are not robots and things don't always happen at those exact times. Heck things don't always happen as planned but this is more of a general idea.
6:30 - Wake up, my alarm usually goes off at 6:15 but I don't get
out of bed until later. Usually both Jbird and Tman are still asleep so I
take this opportunity to shower and get ready.
Before I got ready to start the day. Gotta love nursing bras, they make for easy feeding
Ready to go wake the baby up. I put make up on everyday. It makes me feel put together.
The shedding has slowed down a lot, I only got this little bit of hair after combing today. Score.
6:45 - Hubby wakes up and gets ready
7:00 - I wake Jbird up
if he is not already awake, get him ready then we go downstairs to get
breakfast. Hubby wakes Tman up and gets him ready. Divide and
conquer is our motto. I have Jbird and hubby has Tman
7:10 - We are all downstairs having breakfast. We usually have a
bowl of cereal while watching the news or sport. I also nurse Jbird
during this time.
Tman loves to sit next to me while I nurse Jbird. He usually is watching an Elmo video on the computer or the Ipod touch
7:30 - Pack up the kids and leave the house. Hubby takes Jbird to my parents' house while I take Tman to daycare with me. Divide and conquer :)
Hubby putting Tman's jacket on
Tman and his classmates
I have three bags you guys, my breast pump, my purse and my lunch bag. Call me bag lady
Check this out 70 degrees in December, I told you it was a beautiful day of December
Before we changed today, we were in the office doing something so I snapped this picture of us in front of the mirror
Today I was not up for working out so I just hung out with the kids.
19:00 - Dinner is served. We are so lazy that we usually just eat in
front of the TV. Lame I know but it's just way too much effort to set
up the table and all plus this way we get to catch up with our TV shows.
After dinner we just chill with the kids and catch up on our day.
Hubby with Jbird before dinner
Today we skipped bath time and it felt great. More time playing and hanging out.
21:00 - We come back downstairs where Tman takes his night time bottle while I nurse Jbird
- It's bedtime. Hubby takes Tman to bed while I continue to nurse Jbird
who usually falls asleep on the boob at this stage. I put Jbird in the
napper downstairs with us because he is going to be awake in 3 hours or less
anyway, why take him upstairs.
21:30 - Both kids are finally asleep. YAY. Hubby and I hang out,
just us and it's great. We catch up on TV shows (gotta love DVR),
cuddle, talk about our day without screaming at a child. The bonus is
because it's Christmas, we are chilling with the tree and some hot
cocoa. Life is good.
23:15 - We go upstairs and get ready for bed
23:30 - Hubby goes to bed while I stay downstairs to pump while
watching tv or reading blogs (yeah, I have my little me time while
24:00 - Jbird usually wakes up, I change his diaper then feed him a
bottle of the pumped milk and he goes right back to sleep. I can finally
go to sleep too. YAY.
3:30 - Jbird wakes up to nurse. After we nurse we go right back to sleep until 6:30 when the cycle starts over again.
That was our day in a nutshell. Our little Jbird still doesn't sleep more than 4 hours at a time but
it's expected at his young age. It's amazing to me that I function so
well on so little sleep and I love it. We started co-sleeping again
about 2 weeks after I went back to work. I just find it much easier this
way. The bonus of co-sleeping is that I get to be close to my baby all
night. I only get to see him a few hours during the day so I will take it wherever I can.