Happy Friday everyone! Well, my last full week of Maternity leave will officially be over at the end of today. It’s been amazing. Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed with work and think it’s time for me to get back. But for today, I’m going to soak it up! I figured to give myself a little reminder of what our lives were like, I’d do a little Day In The Life post! Do one now, before I return to work and after!
4:50 AM- My alarm goes off. I use to push snooze all the time but not any more. I don’t want to risk waking Sam with it. Ryan and Sam are still asleep. Ryan is back at days now and starts work at 7.
I start my coffee machine. While it warms up I get ready. Hair, makeup and etc.
6:00 AM – I am all ready for the day and I have settled in front of the TV with my laptop. Lately I’ve been watching the local news. While the TV is on I usually post a blog and check e-mail, respond and etc. All while slowing sipping my coffee. This is my favourite time of day. I consider it my “me” time. Life is slow at this hour.
7:00 AM – I actually forgot to take a picture here. But I go and wake Sam up at 7 if he doesn’t get up on his own. Ryan is gone to work now. I change Sam’s diaper and nurse him. Usually I would get dressed at this time but because this is my last week of Maternity leave I decided to stay in my PJ’s a little longer.
8:00 AM- Breakfast time! Sam has already gobbled down his banana and is now polishing off a slice of toast with peanut butter. I use to eat with him at this time but can’t now because he just wants to eat my food.
9:00 AM- I’ve gotten Sam cleaned up and it’s time to play! His favourite thing to do is play with Tucker right now. He “throws” his toys and laughs as Tucker brings them back to him. Soon Sam will go down for his morning nap.
10:00 AM – Sam fell asleep around 9:30AM. I grab a quick smoothie and head to the office because there is something that needs to be finished today that I’m not confident I can do during Sam’s afternoon nap.
11:00 AM- I only ever let Sam sleep for an hour in the morning so he was up at 10:30. I gave him a sippy cup of milk and then we headed off to enjoy the beautiful day!! I loved that I didn’t have to bundle him up in a huge snowsuit! We went and visited Ryan at the shop, took a nice long stroll around the sheds and then headed back to the office to visit everyone there!
12:00 PM- Mom had told me before about grabbing salad ingredients and invited me to stay for lunch. I packed Sam a lunch as well.
1:00 PM- Still at the office! We are all done eating but need to head home soon so I can put Sam down at 1:30!
2:00 PM – We are home now and I just laid Sam down for his afternoon sleep. I am waiting for him to fall asleep so that I can begin more work. I can’t focus unless he is sleeping! He is more interested today in standing in his crib then sleeping! Working on those new skills!
3:00 PM – Because of doing some work in the morning I finished up my work early. I putter around the house which included setting out the St.Patty’s day stuff!
4:00 PM – Sam is always awake by 4 and today I even had to go wake him up. We live by a pretty strict schedule. It works for us and makes life a little easier. I gave him a bottle after his nap today because I had to be heading out the door by 4:30 PM and usually he is slow to drink it.
5:00 PM – On Wednesdays I go to my piano lesson! I’ve got my homework all done and I’ve practiced really hard this week. Hoping that I get stickers so I can move on to some new pieces for next week!
6:00 PM – Happy to be home with my boys! Ryan had given Sam his supper. When I get home Ryan goes and takes a shower. Sam and I play in the basement and he “helps” me fold some of his diapers. This is Sam’s most active time of day! It’s like he plays so hard to tire himself out for bed!
7:00 PM – Sam is nursed, bathed, put into PJs, read a story and said his prayers. He is in bed by 7 PM. Any later and our boy is a BEAR! Ryan and I usually eat with Sam but not on Wednesday. We grabbed our supper, warmed it up and enjoyed eating together. It was crockpot orange chicken with rice.
8:00 PM – This girl is not a night owl! I would much rather get up early! By this time I am usually in bed setting the PVR and watching some recorded TV or reading.
9:00 PM – Lights out and so am I! Good night!
And that’s it! A look into a regular day of the week for us! I’m sure I’ll be looking back at it dreamingly when I get back to a little bit more of a hectic schedule when I start back at work.
What’s your day look like?