Talk about a manic Monday. Some days I just don’t know how I do it all without having a mental breakdown, but somehow I manage to tackle it all and live to tell about it. Here’s how today went:
5:45 AM: Alarm goes off, but I push snooze… three times because I think I deserve it because I got up with my baby at 1 AM so I could use the extra minutes of sleep.
6:15 AM: Hop out of bed and thank myself for taking a shower the night before. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
6:16 AM: I hear my dog running up the stairs and heading for my open door. He is about to jump on my bed. Knowing that a 80 lb beast is coming my way makes me really got out of bed.
6:30 AM: Wake Reese, change her diaper, change her clothes, feed her.
6:50 AM: Warm car, place Reese in carseat, kiss husband and remind my stepson we have to leave no later than 7 AM to get to school.
7 AM: Leave to drop stepson off at school.
7:15 AM: Drop him off
7:30 AM: Drop Reese off at daycare, talk to sitter for a good 10 minutes and head to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and sandwich because I woke up too late to make breakfast.
7:50 AM: Put my makeup on in the car before I go into work because I am bad and didn’t do it at home.
8 AM: Get to work and check emails and voicemails.
10 AM: Pump in a really freezing cold room because the heater is not up to par. Thank God for my space heater. I must look like I am boarding a flight with my pump, bag and space heater.
10:20 AM – 12:45 PM: Work, work, work some more
1 PM – 2 PM: Head home for lunch to heat up some leftovers, let my dog out, vacuum and do the dishes. No rest for the weary over here.
2 PM: Back at Work
2:45 PM: Pump again aka Facebook stalking time/Blogging time.
3 PM – 5 PM: Work, Call husband on the way to pick up Reese to tell him to pick up some to-go food because I am too lazy to cook and even more lazy to clean more dishes tonight. Whataburger it is. I promise I will cook and eat healthier the rest of the week!
5:20 PM: Pick up Reese from daycare, hope I’m not the last parent to pick up. I don’t know why I don’t want to be the last one, but I don’t. Maybe it has something to do with mommy guilt.
5:30 PM- Pick up stepson and drop him off at his moms.
6 PM: Get home, change Reese’s diaper, and feed her. Feed dog. Get mail. Change into my comfy clothes.
6:30 PM: Eat dinner as family, feed Reese solid foods, and unload the dishes.
7 PM – 8 PM: Play with Reese! (or bath time)
8 PM: Wind down for the night, change Reese’s diaper, and put her into pajamas. Feed her bottle and it’s bedtime! Pray that she stays asleep and sleeps through the night….
8:35 PM: Reese is sound asleep (for now) and momma is exhausted. I should take a shower right now, but instead I am on my couch blogging. Usually I will finish cleaning bottles at this time too or simply just watch a show opposed to when I use to watch hours of tv pre-baby.
Update: after writing this Ms. Reese decided to wake up at 11 pm and wouldn’t go back down until midnight!! That party girl!
Are you tired just reading this? Even though I am the busiest I have ever been in my life, I am also the happiest. Maybe that is just how I strive and operate. I know that sounds cheesy, but I believe that I am at my best when I am juggling and multi tasking different tasks all at once.
Who am I kidding though? I am enjoying this couch right now and praying Reese lets her mommy relax for a few hours before waking back up, but if she does that is okay because she is so darn cute and I missed her so much. Sometimes I think I keep myself this busy during the day so it flies by so leaving her at daycare doesn’t seem so long. It’s working so far!
Being a working mom can be tough – especially in the very beginning – but it can be done and it can be done well as long as you are organized, happy with your job, and have a great support system around you! My husband helps me out a lot. Kudos to those who are single parents doing it all, I applaud you!
Until tomorrow, when I will do it all over again, but hopefully switch it up at the same time.
(Warning: Ear muffs for below, but it is so true!)