I meant to do a “day in the life” post at some point this summer, but never got around to it. So, how about a “day in the life” post the first week of school…
1:44 AM – Miles is fussing. Poor buddy is teething right now. I’m hoping he’ll just fuss himself back to sleep, but no such luck. I head into his room to help him get back to sleep by rocking him for a little bit.
2:06 AM – Matt comes into Miles room and takes over baby duty. He has the magic touch – and I go back to bed.
2:16 AM – Matt got Miles to sleep and gets back into bed.
2:20 AM – Miles is crying again. Matt heads back in.
2:22 AM – Kenna is up because she heard something (probably her brother screaming). I walk her back to bed and tuck her in. I go back to bed.
2:30-ish AM – Matt is back in bed, but not for long…
2:40 AM – Miles is fussing. I again hope he just fusses himself back to sleep, but after a few minutes, he is actively crying.
2:44 AM – I hold and rock Miles for a little while, with several failed attempts at getting him back into his crib. I try to think of ways I can hold him and sleep at the same time.
3:08 AM – I finally get him to sleep and head back to bed.
3:10 AM – And Miles is up. Again. Matt’s turn. I fall back asleep (thank goodness) and don’t remember Matt getting back into bed.
4:15 AM – My alarm goes off. I check my email and browse Facebook for 5 minutes before resorting to the fact that I actually have to get out of bed. I’m in the shower by 4:23 and proceed to shower, pump, and put on makeup.
5:30 AM – Poor tired little baby must get up so I have time to feed him. He’s amazingly cheerful. I change him before taking him to the couch with me to nurse him and catch up on some blog reading.
5:55 AM – Miles and I go wake up Kenna and get her ready for the day.
6:05 AM – Run around getting breakfast ready for me and Kenna.
6:31 AM – Kisses all around and I’m out the door for work. Breakfast and COFFEE are consumed in the car.
7:08 AM – Arrive at work and get a few housekeeping things done and prepare for the day.
7:35 AM – The bell rings and I have 60 eighth graders I have to make sure don’t kill each other. Two 8th grade classes, followed by a 7th grade health class for my morning. I spend a lot of time talking and going over expectations.
10:30 AM – My plan period begins and I have plenty of copies and powerpoints to make for the rest of the week.
11:30 AM – I sit down for lunch and pump while getting a few more things done. I have a salad and some Greek yogurt with almonds.
11:56 AM – I clean up my desk from lunch and the bell rings for my afternoon classes to begin.
12:51 PM – It’s pouring down rain and I need to head across the parking lot back to the gym. I end up getting completely soaked in the process and spend the rest of the afternoon in wet shoes and socks. Ugh.
2:41 PM – Woohoo! I survived Day #4! Only 178 to go. (Yes, I am counting!) I snack while talking to a few of the volleyball girls trying out for the middle school team.
2:55 PM – I pump and catch up on emails.
3:15 PM – Head up to the weight room to lift weights. I’m sore from my lift yesterday, but it feels SO good to lift again!
3:34 PM – I check the radar and decide to play it safe and get my run done on the treadmill. 15 x 20 second leg speed sprints with 1 minute recoveries. It ended up being a really great run!
4:10 PM – Hop in the car and drive home.
4:40 PM – Pick up the kiddos at the babysitters and head home.
5:oo PM – HOME FINALLY! Kenna goes to play, I set Miles on the floor, and chat with Matt while putting my stuff away.
5:30 PM – Matt has to go to school for open house. I call and order take out from the Chinese place up the street since some of the sales go to MacKenna’s school.
5:50 PM – Load the kids in the car and go pick up our food.
6:05 PM – Back home. Get dinner ready for both kids before sitting down to my tofu, veggies, rices, and crab rangoon.
6:30 PM – Miles is ready to be done, so I get his bath ready while Kenna is finishing up dinner.
6:45 PM – Dry and lotion Miles up while Kenna takes a bath.
7:00 PM – Kenna is still playing, so I feed Miles on our bed to keep an eye on her.
7:10 PM – Get done feeding Miles on one side, get Kenna out of the tub, dried, and PJ-ed, and sit on the couch to finish feeding Miles while Kenna plays on the iPad.
7:30 PM – Miles is sound asleep, so I put him down before doing the bedtime routine with Kenna-girl.
7:57 PM – Kenna is tucked in for the night. I start making lunches for tomorrow and picking up around the house. Kenna gets out of bed twice, but is asleep by 8:15 PM.
8:30 PM – Sit down and beginning folding laundry.
8:45 PM – Grab some chocolate covered raisins and sit down with the computer while watching Extreme Weight Loss. (I’m slightly obsessed with Heidi and Chris Powell…)
9:30 PM – Finish up this post and schedule it for the morning. Then get up to start getting ready for bed.
9:50 PM – In bed finally. I read for about 10 minutes (“The Life Changing Art of Tidying Up” – I’m liking it a lot!) before laying down and falling asleep to the TV. Here’s hoping tonight is much less eventful…