9/1/11

A Day in Our Life

Before I begin talking about a day in our life (I know you are on the edge of your seat, but you will have to wait one moment) I need to take care of some issues.

1. Thank you for your kind words about my vlog, notebook, and the nastiness that is my hair.

2. BLESS YOU if you made it through that train wreck. I tried to watch my video again (because somebody said I had an accent and I wanted to see if I could hear it) and I had to stop it because I was so MORTIFIED. The sound was so off it was frightening. So I apologize to all those who suffered through my weird movements with sound coming 3 seconds behind. 3 seconds doesn't seem like a lot. BUT IT IS.

3. I'm going to try and upload the video again to get the sound situation resolved. I don't care if it never gets watched again after I add the new one. I need to do it for myself.

Ahem. On with the program.

Last week my friend Katie did a post about a day in her life and I loved it and decided to do the same.

The only thing that makes it difficult is our days are all so different since I only work part of the week. So this will be what it is like on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Wednesday afternoons and Thursday, Friday all day are completely different. I will probably recap those sometime soon.

Our day begins around 6:00 when Eli wakes up. Sometimes he will sleep until 7:00 but usually its 6:00. I go get him, change his diaper and then put him in our bed while I try and wake up. I love those moments in the morning before the hustle and bustle of the day.

Shortly after I bring Eli to our bed to hang out, Luke gets up and gets ready. Then I drag myself out of bed and get ready. While I'm getting ready Eli hangs out in his exersaucer right outside my bathroom door. He is SO happy in the mornings and rarely gets sick of his exersaucer, although there are times when he has a melt. down. This morning he was happy:
No matter what time I wake up, I usually find myself running around like a crazy woman and always end up leaving the house later than I plan. It's like I enter some sort of space time continuum where time speeds up. It is annoying.

I also give ELi a bottle sometime between waking up and getting dressed usually around 7:00. Finally, sometime around 7:30 a miracle occurs and both Eli and I are ready to go.
And then we enter another space time continuum and the time it takes to get out of my bedroom and to my car takes a good FOREVER.

Eventually I get Eli in his carseat buckled up and then all of my belongings gathered up and ready to go and we head out the door and head to his babysitter's house.

I drop him off and then speed off to work, trying to take short cuts even though none of them are short. I like to pretend that they are.

I get to work and run up to my office and then stroll in all calm, cool and collective like I'm all relaxed.

I turn on my computer, get my coffee and I'm ready to go for the day.
Work is always fun and I really enjoy my time there. My daily duties vary, sometimes I have meetings sometimes I don't.

Sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 (depending on if I took a lunch or not) I skedaddle on out to my car and hurry on to pick up Eli. Most of the time I hurry because I'm running late (typical).

I pick up Eli, and get his recap of the day from his babysitter. Most of the time he had a great day and was very cheerful and energetic. Love that baby.

When we get home I usually already have dinner ready to go. On the 2 days that I work till 5:00 I like to have dinner prepared ahead of time. Either in the crockpot or a casserole in the fridge that can easily be thrown in to the oven.

I give Eli a bath and get him all cozy and ready for the night. He loves his bath time!

After bath time we play with Eli and just hang out for awhile. A lot of times Luke and I will eat during this time and Eli will just watch us.

Then it's time for Eli to eat! Right now he is only eating cereal but we are moving to veggies soon. We haven't bought our high chair yet because I'm a procrastinator, so he sits in his bumbo for now which works for us (and I NEVER leave him unattended in it).

Eli ready to eat. "c'mon mom give me some of that food""mmmm this is what I'm talking about"

After Eli eats we play for a bit more and then take him in his room, read him his bedtime story, put his sleep sack on him and put him in bed. He usually falls asleep pretty quickly, but some nights are harder than others. Tonight was a mix between easy and hard. But not too bad.

After Eli goes to bed Luke and I usually watch TV together. Here lately he has been working on lots of teacher stuff so I use that time to blog or work on Scentsy stuff or clean up around the house. Here we are tonight hanging out in the living room. This is what we look like at the end of a long day (rough) and of course we are always snuggled up together like that (NOT).
We usually get in bed around 11:00 or 11:30 or sometimes midnight We are night owls. (although I must say, since Luke has started teaching he goes to sleep earlier and earlier).

Then we wake up around 6:00 and start the day over.

This is our life right now (on Monday and Tuesdays) and I love it!

16 comments:

Kristin said...

I don't think Eli could be any cuter if he tried!!! I love reading about other mom's days...thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer Williams said...

What a great, full day. Your baby is yummy. Luke has that shirt on again :) Hilarious. I saw it in a store recently ... maybe Target?

The Christian Wife Life said...

I love being able to have something waiting in the crockpot for dinner time. :) So helpful.

Eli looks so squeezable. I love it. Thanks for telling us about your daily adventure!

much love,
Ashley

Sweet Simplicity said...

Look at that chunky monkey! I just want to drive down and give him a great big squeeze! You look skiiiinnnnyyyy. I was in your town for a presentation on Tuesday and I met my mom and mason at the outlet mall before it. I wish there would have been more time to stop by and see you. Next time...

Jenna said...

A few things, my dear..

1. Your baby is adorable.

2. You look awesome!

3. You are hilarious.

Hope your Thursday is going great!

Courtney said...

First of all, you are WAY too hard on yourself with your Weight Watchers. You look GREAT (and I loved your outfit for the day)!!! Second, I love that pic of Eli taking his bath and all of his precious baby rolls. So cute!

Rachel said...

It seems pretty organized...which helps doesn't it!

Your vlog was good...but the delay I understand what you mean!

Kodi said...

Eli has turned into such an adorable CHUNK! Your day sounds fun and hectic...just how I like things. :)

PS I know I keep saying this, but you look SO skinny! NO MORE COMPLAINING!

Katie @ Modern-Day Family said...

I have so much to say to bare with me :)

First you look seriously tiny in that pick holding Eli!

Next Eli is soooo adorable! I love his rolls and he looks so happy! And I love that monogrammed bib he's wearing!

Also I watched your vlog but when the sound was off I just thought it my phone so I didn't say anythig! Ha

And lastly, you were totally cracking me up with your commentary for Eli at meal time and about the snugglig on the couch :)

Anna Shelley said...

the england shirt...he's wearing it again...

Becca said...

Eli is seriously the cutest thing ever :-)

Chelsi said...

Oh my! Eli is such a sweet little guy! He looks so.happy! Well, of course you don't post pictures of his fits, ha! But he really is adorable. :) So glad that you were able to make working part time feasible. I'm always running behind so I can't imagine how I will be when I have a baby to pack up & go! Ugh!

The Morrows said...

Look at those sweet little fat rolls in his bath pic.
Love it!

LAURA@laurasblondemoments said...

Megan-

Thank you for sharing your daily life. I love to see just how other moms do it! (and working moms at that). It looks like ya'll have a really good routine and I do miss the days of having meals where our son Ryder just sat and watched. Now that he's two, he is a very picky eater and I always have to get him situated before getting myself fed. In some ways it is reverting back to a newborn!

As we get ready to have a new baby in the coming days or week, I too will have to remember all the advice and back to when Ryder was that age. I miss the bumbo and just being able to lay the baby down and not have to worry about rolling over or getting into anything!

You look great btw- and I still thought the one of you and Luke "snuggled" on the couch was so cute :)

Happy Weekend!!

Laura
laurasblondemoments.blogspot.com

Christina Cadden said...

Eli is so stinking cute!

Jessica Hudson said...

Umm...skinny minnie! Hot mama and adorable, sweet boy. He just gets cuter and cuter!