Sunday, January 11, 2015

A day in our life

January 7, 2015

1:34am  change and nurse Brooks. He's back asleep before I lay him down and I quickly fall back asleep once my head hits my pillow. 

5:55am  Brooks is back up with a dirty diaper. Change him and he eats a little before he's ready to go back asleep. He coughs a little waking him up and he wiggles out of the sleep sack. I go back in and swaddle him and leave. I crawl back in bed and I see on the monitor that his arm is back out. I curse the swaddle and go wrap him up again. He tries to get out again but falls asleep. Me too. 

7:00am I just dozed off and I hear Derek get out of bed and in the shower. I go back to sleep and he makes coffee (we're both newly coffee drinkers) and slips out of the house about 7:45am.

7:50am I hear Brooks talking over the monitor. As I walk into his room, I hear Collins. She always requests that "baby brooks" lays in her bed when she wakes up. It lasts all of 2 min. before she's begging to eat. French toast (frozen kind, I'm all about quick in the mornings), peach and milk for her, coffee for me Brooks hangs out in his seat.

8:20am I get the kiddos dressed and then put Brooks in the pack n play in our room and Collins on our bed with some books and cartoons and I take a quick shower. Brooks joins sister on the bed to play while I do my make up and get dressed. 

8:50am nurse Brooks and then we head downstairs so they can play in the playroom while I do my hair in the bathroom down there. Brooks is ready for a nap at about 9:30 so I let him sleep in my arms before I have to get him in his car seat. 

9:45am get Collins some dry cereal to eat in the car and we are out the door for our weekly play date. I swear we've only been here a few times but I think we went the last time I did a day in the life too. Ha!  We meet at the indoor swing set place which is normally nice and toasty in the winter but the thermostat said 54 today. Yeah, we didn't last long before heading home. Brooks got a little nap in the ergo and Collins got to play with friends so it could have been worse. Not to mention it was in the single digits outside so it felt slightly warmer then being out there. 

11:15am My always hungry child has been begging to eat (again) so I make her a pb&j sandwich, pretzels, blueberries and milk. Derek comes home for lunch and we have leftover soup. 

11:40am change and nurse Brooks and then back downstairs to play before nap. 

12:30pm lay Brooks down in his crib for nap and he's asleep very quickly. I play a little with Collins before she goes down at 12:45. 

I should finish the cleaning I started yesterday but the couch is calling my name. I start this post and then Instagram, facebook, shopping etc take my attention till I hear Brooks. 

2:40pm longest nap in a long time for Brooks! Collins is up right after him and as always, requests to eat. Cheez it's, fruit snack and water for her while I nurse and then change Brooks. They play and I vacuum and mop the kitchen real quick and then join them to play till daddy gets home at 4:30. 

5:00pm lay Brooks in his crib for nap and start making chicken tacos for dinner. Collins helps wash the bottles and has an appetizer of chips and salsa while we are cooking. Brooks takes his normal 40 min. nap and then sits in his rock n play while we eat dinner. Collins eats really good so she's rewarded with a couple skittles (she's on a purple kick and is ecstatic when she gets 2 of them. She's also obsessed with having 2 of things. Easily pleased this girl) and then downstairs to play with daddy and watch tv. 

her new "maybe if I close my eyes, I won't have to take these last 2 bites."

6:30 not even an hour since dinner and Collins is hungry again. She won't stop begging if you tell her no so I give her a cereal bar. 

7pm bath time! Collins helps me wash Brooks and then Derek takes over washing her while I put lotion and pajamas on Brooks. We all gather in Collins room while she gets lotion and pajamas on. She's hungry again! I attempt to not give in but she throws a fit. Gotta love 2 year olds. I give her a cutie and make Brooks' bedtime bottle. We give him a bottle to ensure he's nice and full for bed and he also gets his probiotic in it. 

7:40pm Collins chooses Derek to brush her teeth, read her a book and get her in bed so I feed Brooks his bottle and get him in bed.  Collins comes in 5 times to give us kisses. It's ridiculous how long she stalls at bedtime. Kisses for daddy, mommy, Brooks, Elsie (the dog), going potty, washing her hands, on and on. 

8:15pm both kids are asleep and me and Derek watch tv and spend time on our phones. 

9pm I pump and then we head to bed to watch tv. I'm exhausted and he has an early morning so the tv is off and we go to sleep at 9:45pm. 

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