2:30 PM â€“ Another pump session. Henry eats a bottle and gets a diaper change. Sensing a theme here?!
3:05 PM â€“ I attend a conference call and simultaneously make funny faces at Henry, who is practicing crawling again. We play-play-play until 3:48.
3:52 PM â€“ I pumpâ€¦ againâ€¦ and wash bottles and pump pieces. I hang them up to dry on my Skip Hop drying rack, which I love. While I am pumping, I discover that Henry really, really likes it when I roll my â€˜Râ€™ sounds, so I spend the entire time saying, â€œHenry and I are going to have a rrrrromantic evening and do the rrrrrumba and wear rrrrred!â€ over and over again.
4:14 PM â€“ Henry gets sleepy and goes to bed. Time for chore overdrive again.
While heâ€™s napping, I make myself a banana, strawberry, and peanut butter smoothie and do laundry.
4:41 PM â€“ Up already?!
5:05 PM â€“ Bath time! Henry gets a bath every other day or every two days. I read a few articles during pregnancy that said babies are often â€˜too cleanâ€™ and having a little bacteria on their bodies is good for building their immune system. Fine by me â€“ not like heâ€™s playing in the dirt yet, and I think bath time is fun but a bit of a logistical nightmare.
5:15 PM â€“ We put laundry away (dragging the clothes over his face and singing makes it a fun game). I pump yet again.
5:46 PM – I listen to NPR while I cook dinner. On days that Iâ€™m here and the Husband works, I try to have his dinner ready before he gets home (but sometimes fail). I do cast iron tofu and steamed greens, and I add them to the Crock Pot veggies (recipe coming soon) that I prepared earlier. I take a picture of my meal while the lighting is good, and then I stick it in the fridge for later. Munch on some tortilla chips to hold me over!
6:05 PM â€“ Itâ€™s getting close to Henryâ€™s bedtime, but not close enough to begin to put him down. He seems a bit fussy, so we do a short walk around the block to kill some time.
6:28 PM â€“ Bedtime routine begins. I change his diaper and put him into a long-sleeved onesie and a sleep sack (a wearable blanket). We snuggle up in the glider and I put on Celine Dion. I sing to him while he eats dinner â€“ six ounces, a new record â€“ and after about thirty minutes, heâ€™s drowsy enough to lay down in the pack and play.
6:58 PM â€“ I gear up for my run. I answer some emails and keep an eye on the monitor while I wait for Kristien to get home. Once he does (at 7:14 PM), I kiss him hello andâ€¦
7:16 PM â€“ I set out on a 3 mile run in the dark. I test out my new reflective vest and headlamp hat. Will do a review very soon! While running, I think about potential blog topics for next week. Any requests?
7:52 PM â€“ I come back home and find the Husband trying to get Henry to go back to sleep. He usually wakes up once or twice before really falling asleep. I shower, pump, put on pajamas, and heat up dinner.
8:30 PM â€“ We sit on the couch and eat dinner, talking about our days. Nick comes home from kickball league and tells us all about it.
9:14 PM â€“ I sit down to write this post because I want to start watching the Presidential Debate! I can tell you how the rest of the night will go: use pieces of chocolate to eat peanut butter off a spoon (AMAZING), watch TV until 10:30 PM, pump and Dream Feed the baby, and crawl in bed by 11:15.
â€¦And start it all over at 3:00 AM!