Jan 10, 2019

A Day in the Life: 6.3 Year, 34 Month & 1 Month Edition

4:09 -- Early morning wake up call. Emma is awake and ready to eat. I wake up and make a bottle but Rob feeds her this morning. It takes a while for all of us to go back to sleep because Emma has decided not to settle this morning.

6:30 -- My actual wake up call. My Garmin wakes me up and as much as I don't want to get up, I don't have much of a choice especially if I want to shower.

6:49 -- Out of the shower and I'm going to sit on the bed and take a few moments to myself in the quiet - one, to try to convince myself I got this today, and two, to enjoy the quiet just a few minutes longer.

7:01 -- Time to get the kids up. I start with Addison. I get her going then go get Connor. Connor feels a lot like I do in the mornings and isn't a fan of mornings. It takes a bit more convincing but finally I get him up and dressed.

7:11 -- All of us except Emma and Connor head down for breakfast. Emma is still sleeping and Connor has decided he doesn't want breakfast. But about two seconds after I get downstairs I hear him pouting at the top of the stairs with his pillow because in fact he does want breakfast.


The kids eat breakfast while I make Addison's lunch for the day and make sure she is ready to go.

7:27 -- It's time to get Emma up, dressed and fed. She was fast asleep but didn't cry when I started changing her. She then ate about 2.5 ounces of formula. Meanwhile I have the kids brushing teeth and getting shoes on.

7:50 -- Emma is done eating and now we are hurrying to finish getting ready for the day, getting hats and gloves and coats on. Gotta dress warm in the winter when you walk to school. It's not too cold today but it was really windy.

7:59 -- Off to school. Addison can't wait to get there and Connor lags because he doesn't look in front of him and pay attention to where he's going.


8:18 -- We finally make it home again. I let Connor watch Mickey because I have a lot of printing and cutting to do today. I grab a poptart and get to work while Connor yells at the TV.


8:50 -- This day isn't going as planned. I have been working for about 30 minutes and have done nothing. I already want to bash my head into a wall and I know that this will be a two movie day for Connor because I have to get this work done and it's not going well.

9:00 -- While I wait for my printer to stop being so dumb, I start soaking beans for dinner tonight. Meanwhile Connor has asked for the iPad and since I know he'll mostly just play puzzles, I let him. I have to get this stuff done today.


10:13 -- Snack time all around, well except me...


10:30 -- They are both done eating. Emma had 3 ounces of formula which Connor helped hold the bottle and burp her. Then I put her down so I can get her monthly picture taken. It's hard to believe she's already one month!


10:46 - I try some cutting again and see it I have better luck...

11:00 -- Truth time...I had a meltdown just after I tried cutting again (it didn't work by the way). I was so sure I could handle it all but suddenly I couldn't. I haven't gotten any of the work done that I need to do in order to get orders for tomorrow and I don't know why my Silhouette and printer aren't working properly. I was letting Connor watch something else and Emma was screaming.

I was just not a happy time. Let's just be honest, I cried. But that's reality sometimes. I'm one more postpartum and hormones are a killer. I have dealt with postpartum depression and anxiety with each kid and sometimes I just get overwhelmed.

So I dealt with one thing at a time. I walked away from my work - maybe the hubs could help me sort out that problem later. I decided that Connor would survive extra screen time today and let myself  off the hook for that. And I took Emma up to rock her in her room in the quiet. She slept off and I calmed down again after a good much needed cry.

That's just how things go sometimes when you deal with kids. It's not all Pinterest and perfect. It's hard and dirty and sometimes there are tears. 


11:49 -- I put Emma in her port-a-crib and hope she stays down for a little bit so I can get Connor and me some lunch.


12:01 -- At least I got Connor lunch


12:15 -- Unrelated to my earlier meltdown today, Rob is home for lunch. He actually forgot his lunch today.


He has lunch then takes Emma so I can eat.

12:50 -- Rob heads back to work. I take Emma back and start printing and cleaning up my computer. Connor and I settle on him having quiet time down here today - I just don't have it in me to take him upstairs and wonder what he's getting into today. He's quiet, hiding under a blanket currently.


2:31 -- Emma's awake and ready to eat


3:20 -- Off to get Addie. I quickly get Connor all ready to go then put Emma in the carrier to wear her since it's warmer against my body and Connor wants to ride in a stroller and turns out I can't push two strollers at the same time.

4:15 -- I turn on some music and the kids eat a poptart and dance.


4:42 -- Addie paints, Connor snacks still, Emma naps so I start dinner.



5:18 -- Dinner was a bust and abandoned. The kids were bickering and getting under each other's skins and mine. Meanwhile Emma was screaming uncontrollably. Turned out the only thing to calm her down was rocking her upstairs again. I even ended up reading Harry Potter out loud before she actually fell asleep. It was decided that Rob would just pick up dinner on the way home. It's just been that kind of day.


5:57 -- Rob is home with food (and this is where the pictures end because well they just do).

6:16 -- Emma wants dinner too so we find her another 3 ounces.

6:50 -- We head out for a quick errand. I really don't want to go out but we figure out that I need a new cutting mat for my Silhouette so out we go.

7:33 -- Home again and straight to getting ready for bed.

8:11 -- Connor is down and Rob is finishing getting Addie down and also holding Emma while she sleeps.

I head downstairs to get the kits cut that I had to tonight and hope I will easily be able to finish the rest tomorrow. It's just been a heck of a day today. (By the way I did get my kits in the mail that I needed to and also got the rest finished up the next day and out in the mail.)

It wasn't the smoothest of days but we made it through. I'm just having to find my new routine and figure out how to make it all work. But this is my first week solo during the day so it's not always going to go smoothly. I'm trying to do better about giving myself a break though and remember that life is messy but my kids are happy and healthy and even if we sometimes eat out and sometimes I let them have too much screen time, it's okay because some days are just about making it through and knowing when to say when.


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