5:20 AM: Alarm goes off for work. Check email, scroll through Twitter for interesting updates. Roll out of bed to shower & get ready for work. Make coffee, empty the dishwasher, and get my own breakfast together. Thank myself for having the foresight to pick out my outfit the night before so I don’t stand in front of my closet for 15 minutes (that I don’t have) trying to figure out what to wear.
6:15 AM: Wake L up for the morning. Some days, she’s already wiggling around and kicking her legs in her crib. Other days, she’s still sound asleep. Today is a wiggly day! Once we peer over the edge of her crib and make eye contact with her, she starts grinning. I change her diaper, get her out of her PJ’s and into her clothes for daycare.
6:30 AM: First bottle of the day in the glider in her room. We still use the Boppy for arm support now that she’s a bit bigger/heavier. Such a lifesaver.
6:45 AM: Pack L’s daycare bottles as well as breakfast for myself. Get L in her car seat, give her an a&a swaddle blanket to chew on. Pack everyone (and everything!) in the car and hit the road. Hubs and I commute together, and it’s his day to drive.
7:10 AM: Arrive at daycare. Sign her in, fill out her daily “tracking” sheet, put her bottles in the fridge. Take her out of her car seat, give her a hug and a kiss, and tell her we’ll be back soon.
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Work, work, work.
4:20 PM: Arrive at daycare to pick L up – best time of the day! She’s just gotten done eating and is in a pretty good mood. Grab her leftover bottle, put her in the car seat and head home.
4:50 PM: Arrive at home. L has fallen asleep on our drive, so we keep her in her carseat and set her in her room with her white noise on to finish her catnap. This gives us some time to go through the mail, rinse out bottles, change our clothes, and figure out what the plan is for dinner.
5:10 PM: Start making dinner.
5:15 PM: Hubs gets L out of her car seat, as she’s woken up. He changes her diaper, plays with her, and keeps her occupied and happy while I finish dinner.
5:30 PM: Dinnertime for the adults. L sits her swing, content to chew on her Mortimer moose.
5:45 PM: Dinnertime for the peanut. She has about half of a bottle as an appetizer, then has her rice cereal.
6:00 PM: Bath time! One of L’s favorite times of the day. We splash, I sing “Rubber Ducky” to her, and we enjoy some time together.
6:20 PM: Time to wind down for bed. We change her diaper, get her in her jammies, and swaddle her. Then, hubs finishes feeding her the last part of her bottle in the glider in her room.
6:45/7:00 PM: Hubs comes out from L’s room after she’s fallen asleep. I’m usually making bottles for the next day at this point.
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM: Our downtime for the evening. This is typically when we’ll do our web-surfing/catching up on TV/talking about our days and what we have on the docket for the next day. Tonight, I’m working on a Peapod order and watching “American Ninja Warrior” with hubs.
9:00 PM: Bedtime! Since I get up at 5:20, I’m typically exhausted by 9:00 so we head into bed. Hubs reads for a bit on his phone, but usually by the time he goes to sleep I’ve been sleeping for at least a half an hour.