Yesterday began as it usually does, with our 4 year old waking us around 6:20am. I was exhausted from a busy Monday and opted to push off my short run until later in the day. My husband got up with L and I fell back to sleep for another hour. I can’t remember the last time I slept past 7am. Bliss!
I came down and ate pumpkin quinoa with Greek yogurt and then woke baby J up around 8am. She’s always the last one up!
After feeding the baby and packing L’s lunch, there was a little sister
squashing love before we headed out the door to drop her off at preschool.
Back at home, baby J took a two hour nap and I put together a workshop I’m giving at a local running store in two weeks.
The baby woke up around 11am so I fed her and we went on a short walk around the block before lunch. It was the first time she faced out in the Moby wrap and she loved it.
She can only handle about an hour of awake time so she soon went back down and I got to join my husband for lunch and hear his feedback on an e-book draft I’m putting together. While it’s nothing like the research and articles he publishes, I always appreciate his perspective.
By 1:00pm baby J was up and ready to eat again, so I fed her and then left her with daddy while I headed out to pick up L. We stopped by my gym to cancel the membership for now- we recently added a treadmill and spin bike to our “home gym” so I don’t see myself using it this year.
3pm- L and I returned home and had pumpkin almond meal muffins for a snack (with almond butter on mine.) The baby was on nap #3 and L wanted to watch a show, so I put on “Super Why” at her request and hopped on the treadmill to get in my four easy miles.
We finished about the same time and she started an art project (name tags for her friends at school.) While she was occupied, I started prepping dinner.
Around 4:30 my husband headed out for a short run (I love that he’s running these days!) and I threw dinner in the oven. I asked L to go check on the baby… she’d been sleeping for 2.5 hours and I was ready to get her up. (In L’s mind, “check on” baby J means “wake her” so I knew that would be the case.)
I started feeding baby J again just as daddy walked in the door. He finished up dinner and we sat down to eat and listened to random stories from preschool. Baby J watched us from her infant seat and drooled and chewed on her hands.
After dinner, we put on music to occupy L while we cleaned up the kitchen. She loves the Pandora Disney channel and will entertain herself for hours dancing and singing along. Baby J is happy to watch.
By 6:30, both girls were getting cranky so we all headed upstairs to start the bedtime routine. Baths, stories, and snuggles. I fed the baby one last time and she was out by 7pm. L went down about ten minutes later.
And now here I am- getting this post together before I finally shower and call it a night! Oh and for WIAW I should note that there was an unpictured banana with nut butter mid-morning, a bowl of popcorn + apple + dark chocolate after lunch, and a date-nut bar + apple after dinner. Someday when I’m not breastfeeding my appetite will return to normal!
How late is “sleeping in” for you?
Do you have a gym membership, or do you have at-home workout options?