2:30 PM – Another pump session. Henry eats a bottle and gets a diaper change. Sensing a theme here?!
3:05 PM – 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 – I pump… again… 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 ‘R’ sounds, so I spend the entire time saying, “Henry and I are going to have a rrrrromantic evening and do the rrrrrumba and wear rrrrred!” over and over again.
4:14 PM – Henry gets sleepy and goes to bed. Time for chore overdrive again.
While he’s napping, I make myself a banana, strawberry, and peanut butter smoothie and do laundry.
4:41 PM – Up already?!
5:05 PM – 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 ‘too clean’ and having a little bacteria on their bodies is good for building their immune system. Fine by me – not like he’s playing in the dirt yet, and I think bath time is fun but a bit of a logistical nightmare.
5:15 PM – 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 I’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 – It’s getting close to Henry’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 – 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 – six ounces, a new record – and after about thirty minutes, he’s drowsy enough to lay down in the pack and play.
6:58 PM – 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 and…
7:16 PM – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.
…And start it all over at 3:00 AM!