Mar 16, 2016

A Day in the Life: 41 Month & 2 Week Edition

So this is a special edition of A Day in the Life mainly because the hubs was around today as he has been for the last couple of weeks.

0430 // And awake. Not starting my day by any means but the newborn required a 4 ounce bottle. Rob fed him yesterday in the middle of the night so I guess it makes it my turn. The middle of the night feeding definitely feels like it takes the longest.

0500 // Why is it that any other time of the day a bottle would put him into a nice long milk coma but that doesn't happen in the middle of the night?

0504 // And he's down again although I'm not confident it will last long. This it our first night really pushing him to stay in the port-a-crib. (Although he had for a big chunk of the night up to this point.) We decided it was important for our sanity.

0601 // Apparently it lasted an hour.

0608 // He thinks it's cuddle time. Plus he has the hiccups.

0622 // And because he seems to love to eat he's hungry again just two hours after he first ate so it's a 2 ounce bottle for him and then hopefully some sleep.

0628 // Unfortunately rooting was actually just him trying to pacify. Second time around and still getting it wrong.

0820 // The littlest one might still be sleeping as I want to do but the biggest one is awake and yelling for me. She tells me she has to find Pluto which she does downstairs but then she's ready to take on the day. I figured she wouldn't go back to playing alone so I could sleep a little more. All the while Rob and Connor are continuing to snooze.

0832 // A and I head down to breakfast. I usually let her pick what she wants to eat (within reason) and today she wants an apple. She walks in circles around the kitchen eating her apple while I eat some cereal.


0838 // C is up but I'm not sure the hubs is. I can hear him from the kitchen.

0842 // A and I head upstairs with a bottle. A plays on the iPad while the hubs feeds C. I know I should shower because we have to do a Target run but I really want to just sleep - the struggle is real! So I finally just decide to put up my blog for the day instead.


0900 // No closer to a decision. A is now eating a banana and C is still working through his bottle at the slowest pace known to mankind.

0913 // C is finally done eating and I am no closer to doing anything. It doesn't help that I'm cranky today. It's going to be a long day with me and the hubs on edge all day with two kids who seems pretty well rested.

0915 // C is back asleep and the hubs has buried his head under his pillows following suit.

0929 // I put C in his port-a-crib to see if he will nap. A is still playing on the iPad and the hubs is napping. Shower time.


0945 // Out of the shower and my family is doing the exact same things I left them doing. At least I know none of them walked off.


0953 // Now we are moving. The kids (still weird to say) are doing the exact same things but the hubs is showering at least. We are making progress.

1004 // While I wait for everyone to be ready, namely the hubs, I figure I'll take care of the dishes. There is suddenly a lot of bottles in our lives.


1020 // The hubs, A, and I are dressed. The hubs and I discussed our plans for the day while he eats some breakfast and I pay a hospital bill (less than fun).


1034 // We are finally getting out the door.


1038 // And gone...


1146 // Done with our Target run which was way more than I wanted to spend but that's Target for you.


1157 // A's favorite time of the day: getting the mail.


1203 // A and the hubs play while I make myself a sandwich. I don't know about them but I'm hungry.


1206 // C decides he's hungry too.


1211 // And like a cascading effect, A is hungry too.


1233 // A decides it's time for some arts and crafts while I work on finances. C hangs out in his bouncer and the hubs eats cheese.


1324 // C is acting hungry again so he gets a 2 ounce bottle. I'm still working on finances. A is still arts and crafting.


1333 // A starts cleaning up so we can go upstairs to read before quiet time. The hubs puts C down for a nap in the port-a-crib.


1342 // Upstairs to get ready for quiet time including reading. Then to nap time she goes.


1355 // Both kids are down for naps. For the first time in a couple weeks we have our arms empty and a little freedom to do what we want. It's kind of a weird feeling. The hubs went down for some video game time. I'm all for some chocolate, Gilmore Girls, and working on my blog.


1630 // Time to get A up and start the family circus all over again.


1704 // C is finally waking up. The family circus is complete. He's ready to eat another 4 ounces.


1708 // I guess I need to start dinner. We have eaten out too much and need to get back to our healthier diet. And it turns out A and the hubs like to be fed on a daily basis.


1726 // Dinner is ready. Yet I'm the only one at the table....


1730 // The hubs realized dinner was actually ready and joined me. C hung out in his bouncer. A whined about going outside.


1740 // The hubs and I are done with dinner. A has said yucky to dinner without eating it or even really looking at it. Life with a three year old is thrilling. The once-eat-anything-girl is now a picky eater. And not getting anything else until she at least tries dinner. I guess I need to take care of dishes.

1756 // Going for a walk.  It's raining a bit so we are going to wait and I'm going to wash bottles in the meantime.


1805 // Take two on our walk.


1828 // Back from our walk. A has quite the mess to clean up now. C is in the swing not sure about it. The hubs is collecting trash for trash day tomorrow.


1843 // A little tummy time while A finally gets to cleaning up.


1857 // A is the slowest cleaner known to mankind. It doesn't help that she's busy playing the kazoo while cleaning one handed. C decided he needed some cuddles. I'll take it.


1924 // The hubs take A for a bath. I take C to his room to eat and rock with hopes to put him down in the port-a-crib until his next feeding.


1953 // C is done eating. We read and he's falling asleep in my arms while we rock. A is getting out of the bathtub and getting ready for bed. It's bedtime for both monsters. One I know will stay in bed. The other I'm just hopeful will. (In case you were wondering the biggest monster is the one I'm confident about.)

2018 // Both kids are in bed. C will be up in a few hours for another bottle but for now he's done. A is in bed probably reading and not sleeping but I'll take it and she'll fall asleep when she's tired. So now I'm going to get more chocolate because it's been that kind of day and sit down and mindlessly watch something until I'm ready for bed.


And we made it!

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