Over at EADL, they did a series on "A day in the life" and asked all their regular contributors to do a post. I loved reading about everyone's day to day activites, wake and bed times, priorities, etc, so I thought I'd put together one about me: a new mom with a full-time job.
5:40- The alarm goes off. I usually lay in bed for a minute or two and then it's up and into the shower. Get ready for work, eat breakfast, etc
6:35- Wake up Spencer to feed him, get him dressed, get the car packed and get coats on.
7:10- Leave the house, drop Spencer off, head to work
8:00- At work for the day. Hospital rounds in the morning, either outpatient apts or inpatient consults in the early afternoon, and answering phone calls and charts in the late afternoon. I try my hardest to get in three pumping sessions while I'm at work (happens most days), and that's when I'm able to catch up on all of your blogs.
5:00 (or close to it)- Leave to get Spence from daycare. I love picking him up- as soon as I walk into his room his eyes light up and his smile intensifies. He "knows" us, and I love, love, love it!!!
5:45- arrive home, pet Junie, kiss B, and start the evening routine. Between now and 7 p.m., Spencer needs to eat, get a bath, jammies, nurse, and go down. B usually starts dinner while I'm tending to Spence so that we can eat once he is down.
7:30- eat dinner with B, clean up the kitchen, prep the bottles and diaper bag for daycare, pack my lunch for work, go through the mail, start and finish a load of laundry, and prep anything else that needs to be done for the next day.
9:00- Hopefully B and I are sitting down on the couch to watch one show, but there are definitely nights where this doesn't get done. I'm usually watching a show and checking email, FB, blogs, etc (multitasking is a great thing!). We are often trying to pick up, put away laundry, and do other house stuff at this time, so tv often is pushed aside.
10:00- Trying desperately to get into bed. Usually heading upstairs to brush my teeth, take a shower, read a chapter in my book or one article in one of the many magazines I'm behind on, and then it's lights out. If I don't get into bed by 10:30, I'm pretty grouchy the next day. Lately though it's been closer to 11 by the time I'm actually really asleep- uggggg.
2:30-4 a.m. Spencer is usually up once during the night. If it's before 4 a.m., we're letting him cry for a few minutes, and he'll often go back down without our help. If it's after 4 a.m., he usually won't go back down without eating, so I'm up for at least 20-30 minutes with him.
I'd love to add a workout into my day, but I'm struggling as it is to get the things done that I have to do. Keeping up with Spence's baby book, trying to blog, sending friendly emails, planning anything................these all get placed on the back burner. I wish I could either add one more hour to my day or take out one day a week of work! Balance is tough right now, but we're learning day by day how to handle it all. I do have to say that I am really lucky b/c B is such a hands on dad and husband. He's really helpful, and I definitely couldn't get through the day without him!
So, that's Mon- Fri in a nutshell! Tell me about yours......................