While I usually document Day in the Life posts on weekdays, I thought it would be fun to show a lazy Sunday… I know I won’t have the luxury of lazy Sundays for a while very soon! It’s funny – when I was about to pop with Henry, Kristien and I went nuts doing as many ‘grown-up’ activities as possible (eating out, going to the movies). This time around, we’re content to do almost nothing and love every second of it!
I wake up, do some laundry, make coffee, and pull myself together before getting Henry out of his room. One thing I love about my toddler is that he will play in his room for 15 – 20 minutes after waking up – long gone are those baby days where they just sit up and start screaming. I’m not looking forward to that again. It’s so jarring!
We play trains, read books, and do chores upstairs while the Husband enjoys his sleep-in day. Mostly, the chores involve moving stuff around the nursery so I can put a mattress on the floor. When my mom stays with us after the birth, she will probably sleep in there (baby will be with me and the Husband will likely spend most nights in the guest room so he can actually be functional for work – he can’t immediately take off work this time around because of the upcoming holidays). Henry tests out the baby swing – do you spy him in the picture above? Haha!
Breakfast time for everyone! I have toaster waffles, eggs, and fruit.
I install the infant carseat in my car and proceed to have a freak out because THERE ARE TWO CARSEATS IN MY CAR.
After surviving an epic toddler meltdown over absolutely everything, the family goes to the gym. I intend to do 30 minutes on the treadmill but can only walk for 20. My inner thighs are mysteriously killing me…
They are giving away chair massages! I sign up for a 5 minute one that turns into a 20 minute one because the massage lady wants to talk to me about delivery. She is a labor guru who has delivered four children, all drug-free via the Bradley Method, and her longest delivery was just under 4 hours. Her shortest was 20 minutes. She has tons of totally fun and interesting advice – such as believing in silent births (she sucked a wet washcloth instead of yelling/moaning) and says she would do Kegels in between pushing contractions to keep the baby from slipping back in. I kid you not. This woman was all sorts of epic! It was a fun conversation.
I eat a brown rice, corn, spinach, and black bean stir fry while we have Family Movie Time (we watch Madagascar) and I simultaneously read Time magazine. Oh, by the way, I did *not* photograph all my food today, mostly because I eat non-stop at this point and the photos would be overwhelming. For example, while my stir-fry was cooking, I ate pumpkin pie ice cream straight from the container. Yummmmm.
Henry goes down for his nap, and so does everyone else. Can you see James’s ear in the picture above? Too cute. Before we fall asleep, Kristien and I take bets on when I will go into labor (he says 39 weeks, 5 days, and I say on my due date). I wake up after an hour and discover that Kristien had moved to the guest room because I was snoring “like a tractor.” Whoops.
Food prep time! I make a bunch of veggies and potatoes for the upcoming week. I spend all this time slicing Brussels sprouts off the stalk before realizing that you can just cook the whole thing – damn.
I start the always fun process of deciding what to do with our health insurance for next year. Yuck!
Henry wakes up from his nap, and we spend a lot of time just hanging out with him and playing games. We blow up balloons, which provide an incredible amount of entertainment. Hah! After a bit, my sister-in-law comes over for dinner. We all talk and eat, and then eventually, I start Henry’s bedtime routine around 6:45. He’s in bed by 7:30, but I lay with him in the dark for another 1/2 hour just talking (yes, I can still curl up into a tiny toddler bed!).
Sophie, Kristien, and I watch a few hours of TV, including an awesome episode of The Walking Dead. So good!
I get into bed, although I don’t fall asleep until close to midnight. I think I have to stop watching The Walking Dead on Sunday nights – it starts too late and fires me up so much!
How was your Sunday?
My Sunday was stressssssful. My in laws have been here for almost a week and I can’t wait for them to leave today. Although I love them, it has been a little bit of a long visit because I’ve been sick.