I was hoping to do a really involved “Day in the Life” post yesterday. But that entails: 1) writing down what you’re doing and when; and 2) taking a lot of photos. I was pretty disappointed when I sat down at my desk and realized I snapped a grand total of three photos yesterday – three photos does not a “Day in the Life” make!
I wanted to do a “Day in the Life” post to document what non-preschool days are like for us now. I work on the days that he’s in childcare, so on Tuesday and Thursday, Henry and I have tons of fun bonding time. And I get to set aside the big work projects and truly relax. I really value it, especially as this second pregnancy draws to a close. I kind of wish we had done this sooner!
Our day pretty much looked like this:
7:00 AM – Up and at ‘em.
8:00 AM – Breakfast and household chores. Henry plays with his trains while I do some e-mails.
9:30 AM – DadHTP stops by. He entertains Henry while I package up two boxes of Operation Beautiful stuff I need to mail out.
10:00 AM – Dad and I swim 750 yards – it’s an awesome workout! My arms are sore today. After we’re done, I pull Henry out of gym childcare, and we all swim together for another hour.
11:30 AM – Post office run.
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 PM – Henry and I watch a movie on TV. We watch an hour of one of the Air Buddies movies every single day (I know them ALL by heart now).
2:00 PM – Henry goes down for his nap. I do some cleaning – I vacuum the downstairs, wipe down countertops, unload the dishwasher, switch laundry out, and mop the kitchen floors.
2:30 PM – I go down for MY nap! I slept really horribly the night before and have been counting down the minutes to naptime pretty much all day.
4:15 PM – I wake up, shower, blow-dry my hair, and put on real people clothing. I do a little more cleaning and work.
5:30 PM – I go into Henry’s room and wake him up… I can’t believe he’s still asleep! He normally wakes up around 4:15. There is a huge drool stain on his pillow, and he is suuuuuper grumpy.
5:40 PM – Henry’s blood sugar is obviously tanking because he sobs through an entire peanut butter sandwich. I feel really bad for him.
6:00 PM –Sandwich has clearly hit his system, and his mood does an intense 180 swing. He is happy now! He helps me prep potatoes for dinner – I cut them up and he dips them in oil and then puts them on the pan.
6:30 PM – We build a new train track, go on a walk, and play with the dogs and cat.
7:15 PM – We eat dinner.
8:00 PM – After brushing teeth and reading a book, Henry goes back into bed (but doesn’t fall asleep until 9). The Husband comes home – yay!
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM – We watch back-to-back episodes of Parenthood. Little One is unusually active in my belly, and Kristien gets to feel a lot of big kicks and rolls. I eat a quesadilla and some dark chocolate. I love my couch time.
What was the best part of your day yesterday?