Friday, March 1, 2013

Day in the Life

I thought I'd post up with Kelly's blog today for Day in the Life
This is a typical Monday and Wednesday for us

4:00 a.m. - Jason wakes up to get ready for work.  I usually roll over and hide my face hoping for a little more sleep

4:45 a.m. - Jason leaves for work and I roll over yet again hoping for just a little more sleep.  Have I mentioned that I am NOT a morning person?

5:45 a.m. - Roll over and beg the alarm clock for a few minutes if Haley has not already woken up. I always promise myself that I will start getting out of bed here and using this time as my devotional time but honestly it still has not happened

6:00 a.m. - Up and out of bed to get myself dressed for work.  If Haley is up, she sits at my feet and plays with my make up or watching Mickey Mouse on my phone. 

6:30 a.m. - Go downstairs and prepare kid's vitamin and daily antihistamine. Get the kid's clothes picked out and bags set by door

I love her wild hair in the mornings

6:40 a.m. - Go in and get Haley out of bed if she hasn't already joined me.  Dress and give her medicine/vitamin

6:45 a.m. - Go in and get Cameron up and dressed.  Give him his medicine/vitamin.
6:50 a.m. - Load bags and kids into van.

6:55 a.m. - Head to my mom's to drop off kids.  I am blessed that my mom can keep my kids while I work and more blessed that she lives only 10 minutes away. They go to preschool on Tuesday and Thursday.

7:10 a.m. - Head to work.  It takes me 15 - 20 minutes to get there and I should be there by 7:30

7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Work

11:00 - Noon - This is my lunch hour that I usually spend running errands like paying bills, shopping for birthday gifts or whatever odd thing that needs done.

Noon - 4:30 p.m. - Work

4:50 p.m .- Get to gym and change for class.  After nearly 5 years I decided that I needed to do this for me.  It was time to lose the extra weight and get back to being healthy.

5:35 - 6:40 p.m. - Body Pump class at local gym.  Jason picks the kids up from mom's, gets them dinner and they come up to the gym to hang out while I'm in class.

6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Load kids up if they want to ride with me and go home

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Focus on kids - play, read, whatever they want

7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Give both kids their baths and brush their teeth

8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Prayers and bedtime routine

8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Something light for dinner while Haley is falling asleep, sort through mail, start a load of clothes.  Fold a load of clothes if there is one.

9:00 p.m. - Load the dishwasher and set on delay to run while we sleep.  Head upstairs to shower and prepare for bed

9:30 p.m. - switch out laundry, pack bags for the next day and try to clean one area of my house per night

10:00 p.m. - Head to bed and hope for a long night of sleep

Most nights Haley wakes up around 11:30 p.m., 1:30 a.m. and then 5:00 a.m.  It takes me about 10 minutes to get her to lay back down and go back to sleep.  Thankfully this is no longer every night but still 3 - 4 times a week.  Neither of my kids were big sleepers when they are young.  We have discussed this at length with our pediatrician and it is what it is.  My oldest started sleeping all the way through the night when he was about 2 years 7 months old.  Haley is 23 months old so I hope that she will be following that same timeline or sooner.  Until then it is extra snuggle time for this Mama.

*Tuesday and Thursdays typically follow the same schedule just 30 minutes earlier in the evening hours since I try to have dinner on table by 6:00 p.m., kids in bed by 7:30 and myself in bed by 9:30

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