This morning I woke up just before 6am to my usual “alarm” clock (aka the baby squealing and cooing in her crib). I pulled her in to bed with us and breastfed her.
Around 6:20am she was finished and ready to play. Jon got up and got in the shower while Peanut and I played in bed while I pumped. Around 6:45am I finished pumping and Jon was finished getting ready, so I handed off the baby and got in the shower.
This morning I was on drop-off duty (we take turns dropping off and picking up), so once I was dressed and ready to go,
Jon handed the baby back to me, made us lunches, kissed us both goodbye, and headed out. Peanut and I played for a bit,
packed up her daycare bag,
and headed out.
I dropped her off at daycare at 7:45am, grabbed myself a coffee at Starbucks, and headed for the office (today was promising to be a long day).
I had my coffee with two breakfast bars that really didn’t taste good, but I was starving by this time.
My day is so freakin’ busy, I won’t bore with too many details. There was a lot of this:
and some of this:
At 10:30 am I went downstairs and pumped. Usually I use that time to read some e-mails I haven’t had time to read, check up on facebook and Twitter, and catch up on some reading.
Right now I’m at the tail end of this awesome book:
At noon, I grabbed my lunch and ate it at my desk while continuing to work.
That’s a pepper turkey and cheese sandwich on a wheat thin with a side of goldfish.
I usually also eat a bunch of snacks throughout the day. Today I had an apple, 2 Hershey kisses, two mini-Twix, 3 apricots, a cup of tea, another cup of coffee and a couple of bottles of water.
At 2:30 pm I had to pump again. I’m almost finished with the book (it only took a couple of months in 5 minute increments).
Oh and there were some tweets.
That’s my conversation with Kari. Who sits about 10 feet away from me but somehow I manage to only talk to her on Twitter during my pump “breaks.”
Everyone, say hi to Kari.
Around 3:30pm a co-worker that was in an airplane crash came by. I spent some time chatting with him and everyone else, set him up on our video conference so everyone in the other offices could see him, and then headed to a meeting, late. Which meant that I stayed at work late. Jon picked up P at the regular time (around 5:15pm) while I hung back.
At 5:40pm I was finally ready to go home and made it there by about 5:55pm (yeah, I know, I have a tough commute).
I swooped in and grabbed my little Peanut, hugged and kissed her until she started squirming, then got her dinner ready.
She had some homemade yellow squash and zucchini around 6:15pm, then got in the bath. Usually Jon does the bath while I clean up, but since he was on the phone with some pretty-important-but-way-too-personal-to-discuss-on-a blog call, I did the bath tonight.
I don’t think she minded much.
By 6:45 pm we were all done and spent some time playing in Peanut’s room.
Around 7:10 pm Jon got off the phone and went to play with P while I started dinner. By 7:20 she was ready for bed so I breastfed her while Jon finished dinner. By 7:45pm she was sound asleep and Jon and I sat down to have dinner (at an actual dining room table. Weird, I know).
(Whole wheat pasta with tomatos, turkey, basil and red pepper flakes).
We both cleaned up after dinner and then assumed the position.
On the couch that is: I’m blogging (duh) while Jon is watching Pawn Stars. At 9pm I’ll pump, make Peanut’s bottles and breakfast for the following day, and by 10 we’ll both head to bed.