Hi Friends! Well, here I am ignoring my children in the middle of the afternoon. Ha… I’m sort of kidding. It hasn’t been a bad day, but sometimes mommy just needs a break. More on that below…
Right now I’m here to share a little “day in the life” action. Here we go!
We have recently been “sleep training” Adam. As with most babies, the first night or two was really really really hard. Like, really, y’all.
For some reason, I didn’t trust the wisdom of my mother, grandfather, and grown lady next door who has four kids of her own that now nannies for her grandbabies. Instead I decided to pay a stranger (more appropriately labeled a baby sleep consultant) a silly amount of money for her to tell me the same thing the “old timers” in my life already said. Just let him cry a couple nights.
The good news is, on night 4 he slept through the night, and despite some minor fussing last night, which was night 5, he slept again. Whew! Hopefully the “every two hours” nights are now finished!!
Anyway – so I woke up relatively well rested, did a quickie Blogilates ab workout on YouTube, made lactation protein oats, showered, and was ready for my boys.
Around 7am, Adam has milk. Then I get Ethan up. Feed Ethan while feeding Adam solids, which Adam is currently hating, and somehow I manage to clean them all up before Adam is too fussy for nap time. Adam goes down around 8:45am.
Since he has been sleeping better at night, he has been napping a little better too, but it’s a bit early to state that definitively yet. Adam slept from 9:15-11:15 today when I woke him.
Sadly, we missed library story time, but I did get a lot of quality play time in the is morning with my E-man. “Come on Mom! Play more?” was what I heard on repeat. Thank goodness I was feeling more well rested! We even played with cooked and dyed colorful spaghetti on the kitchen floor for a while.
Wake baby, feed baby, and wonder what to do about an outing for the day. We usually are out after A’s nap and return home before lunch, but today we’re out later than normal. We’d have to eat lunch out, and as stated, we already missed story time. Chic-fil-a to the rescue!
I know fast food isn’t very exciting, but I’m pretty impressed with the service, indoor play area, disposable kiddie place mats, and sanitizing hand wipes near the play area. There is also a kids’ meal with grilled nuggets, fruit, and milk.
We headed home after lunch and play, but I think Ethan was wound up from being out too close to nap time. He only napped 15 minutes! Adam was up not too long after. Ugh… I only had time to bake quick brownies, so I held Adam while doing some cleaning and Ethan watched an episode of Mickey Mouse.
After cleaning and snack time (brownies for the win), I packed up for the gym…. even though I’m not working out. I’m here writing a blog post, using their Internet while Ethan plays outside on their toddler-friendly playground because I put a lot of value on outside time. (Nope, I’m not even the only mom sitting here doing this!) Anyway… it’s time to get Adam, feed him, cuddle him, and then pack us all up to head home.
This leaves me time to cook dinner, eat dinner, say Hi to Kevin who has been getting home after dinner, and get the kiddos to bed before ice cream o’clock… or wine thirty.
We’re usually home all afternoon, but as I said before, Ethan had a short nap, and sometimes mommy just needs a break. : )
- What have you been up to lately?
- When is the last time you baked brownies? (Seriously, so good!!)