I always love reading those "day in the life" posts by other people because, well, I'm nosy.
I like to know how other people spend their days no matter how "boring" or exciting they may be! Mine probably falls in the "boring" category to most of you, but I kind of love it. I have dreamed of getting to stay home while I had a little one(s), and now I get the privilege of doing just that! I'm one blessed momma.
I wanted to document what an ordinary day looks like around here for memory's sake because I know life won't always be as simple as it (usually) is right now. God willing, we'll add another monkey or two to our family; we'll have kiddos to run around from this practice to that party, and so on. But right now? Things are pretty free and easy. Not insinuating that having babies is "easy" by the way...simply saying that our days aren't constrained by any school drop-offs and pick-ups or anything like that.
ANYWAY. Here's what a typical Wednesday looked like this week:
5-5:30 a.m.-Rob is up and leaving for work. I'm only partially aware of this because I'm practically unconscious.
7:45 a.m.-Jaqsy girl starts to wake up and "talk" in her crib.
Wake-up time is 8 a.m. around here, (as much I wish I were, I'm not a morning person) so she bounces around in her crib until I go in at 8.
I then change her diaper and sing (poor girl) "Rise & Shine" & "This is the Day"
8:15 a.m.-Jaqs drank her bottle while I watched part of the Today Show.
When she's done, we play on the couch for a little bit while she sat on my lap/pulled my hair/squeezed my face/got attacked with kisses.
8:45-9 a.m.-Jaqs ate her breakfast. 1 oz each of peaches & pumpkin on this particular day.
She then sat in her high chair and played for a few minutes while I loaded and started the dishwasher and got a load of laundry going.
9:30 a.m.-We took it to the living room for some tummy time. I got her situated and got my own breakfast. I always sit in the floor to eat now, and she mean mugs me the whole time I'm eating like I haven't just fed her.
10:15 a.m.-Baby girl is starting the rubbing of the eyes bit, so I get her in a dry diaper and put her down. She rolls to her side and goes right to sleep.
While she's napping, I drink some coffee while perusing Pinterest. After about 20-30 minutes of that, I start more laundry, then take a shower and get myself ready for the day.
12:00 p.m.-Jaqs is awake, so I get her up and out of her PJ's (don't judge) then feed her another bottle. After she's fed, I feed myself some lunch while she plays on the floor. Again I'm getting the mean mug. Stinker ;)
When I'm done, we read a few books together, then I put her in her happy place: The Jumperoo. She jumps, and jumps....and jumps while I fold the laundry from earlier and unload the dishwasher.
We play with various other toys until she starts showing signs of being tired again.
2:30 p.m.-J goes down for her afternoon nap.
I pick up the living room that looks like Toys R' Us has barfed all over, then tidy up the rest of the house and get the prep for dinner done. After I'm satisfied with the cleanliness of our home, I park it on the couch for some Ellen and stuff my face with White Cheddar Cheese Balls. Seriously. I wish I were kidding ;)
3:45 p.m.-I start to get antsy, so I rearrange the living room. No lie.
4:30 p.m.-The girl is awake! I go in and get her, we "talk" while I change her diaper, then we settle in for another bottle.
5:00 p.m.-We have somewhere to go, so Jaqs eats her dinner a little earlier than the norm. Tonight, butternut squash is on the menu....mmmm!
5:30 p.m.-Daddy has a random Wednesday JV game, so we pack it up to go see him before his game starts at 7 p.m. We hang out with him for about 15 minutes, then some friends show up, so we hang out and play with them for awhile, too!
7:00 p.m.-Bedtime is looming, so we head home from the stadium.
7:15 p.m.-We Facetime with Grammie because Jaqs hasn't seen her in 2 days, and obviously, THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! :)
7:30 p.m.-Bathtime! Jaqs kicks around and splashes in the tub while I read her bath books and scrub her noggin. After her bath, the Pea gets a lotion massage (yep. jealous? me too) and her last bottle! I pray over her silently while I feed her because she's SO DISTRACTIBLE these days. If I speak aloud, then she smiles at me and wants to play. Ha!
8:00 p.m.-Bedtime! I kiss Jaqs and tell her I love her about 47 times, then lay her down. She talks and squeals for a few minutes then falls asleep.
Once she was in bed, I cooked dinner, (chicken fried rice tonight, if you're wondering) washed bottles, pacis, and dishes, then sat down on the couch to eat and watch a show from the DVR.
9:00 p.m.-Hubs gets in, so he eats while we talk about the game and the rest of our days. We watch another DVR'd show together, and he goes to bed around 10:30.
I spend the rest of the night typing this up and reading blogs, then go to bed somewhere around midnight. Yep, I sleep 8 hours a night...don't hate me?
So, there ya have it! That's our ordinary "football season day", and it was a pretty perfect day in this SAHM's world. Good naps? check! House chores accomplished? check! Homemade dinner? check! Outing to see other ADULTS? check!
Of course, we have different activities, errands, and appointments some days, but there are many days where we don't have a whole lot happening.
On days where Rob doesn't have games, he usually makes it home in time give J her bedtime bottle. On the weekends, he usually just works 8 hours, so we get more time with him then also.
Now, tell me, was this not your most riveting read of the day???? ;)