I have done a few day in the life posts, more since Emma Kate has been born, but I haven’t shared with you what a typical day looks like on the days the baby is in Daycare. She goes part time/certain days of the week to a wonderful place a few minutes up the road. It gives me time to focus on my work (booking travel and blogging/social media work) while also cleaning up, running errands, etc. so when baby girl is home she has my full attention. It is working out great so far, even if I do spend a lot of my time watching her on the webcam
Yesterday (Tuesday) was a daycare day, so I did some documenting for this blog post. Enjoy!
6:30 am- Emma Kate is awake and mad. She has flipped herself onto her stomach and can’t flip herself back. She can do it on the floor all day long but for some reason is struggling in the crib (lack of space?)
6:35- Diaper change and bottle. Coffee for mommy. I get her diaper bag packed while she eats and get myself changed and looking at least a bit like a human.
7:00- She plays on the floor while I share my new blog post over social media and pin the image I created yesterday for the post.
7:15- Diaper change, outfit change, walk around and chat with daddy for a few minutes before leaving for daycare. (Daycare opens at 7 but depending on when she wakes up I take her at random times).
7:40- Put EK in her carseat, check her bag one more time, and drive her to daycare.
8:10- I am back home and pass Bobby on my way in the neighborhood as he is leaving. It’s an oddly cool morning for June in Mississippi, so I take Bella for a quick walk.
8:30- I notice the bushes in front of the house are getting big—again, so since the front of the house is shaded in the morning, I decided now was as good a time as any. I grab the big clippers and have at it. I only did one side of the house because the sun was coming out on the other side and I didn’t have sunscreen on yet. I also water my flowers in front of the house. I tend to have a hard time keeping flowers alive so I’m really trying!
9:15- I check a few emails, answer a few questions, and decide to write this blog post for today.
9:30- I can’t believe how gorgeous it is outside and feel guilty being inside. I take my greek yogurt on the back porch and Bella sits by me while I do my morning devotion.
10:00- Back inside, I check on the baby via webcam, answer more emails, mark a ton of things as junk (I got on some mailing list somehow and get press releases for EVERYTHING for some reason!) and email a few clients about upcoming trips.
11:00- I’m getting hungry, so I heat up the oven and unload/reload the dishwasher and fold a load of laundry while my food cooks.
11:30- lunch! Again, not wanting to “waste” the pretty day outside, I take my food outside again and Bella and I have chat while I eat.
11:45- Back inside, I update Emma Kate’s baby book from last month that has been sitting on the kitchen island making me twitch.
While flipping through it, I see photos of her nursery…you know, from when I was pregnant….before there was a baby in there….and it was super clean. Saddened by the current state of her nursery, I decide to go through her drawers and pull out clothes that don’t fit her to consign or give away. I try to straighten up the rest of the room as best I can.
12:30- Back to my computer to write about the events of the morning for this post before I forget about them (mom brain is a real thing, yall). More emails have hit my inbox by now.
12:50- The awesome glamorous job of scrubbing toilets/cleaning bathrooms. Isn’t my day fun?!?
1:30- Random picking up around the house….I’m not sure how we accumulate so many piles of paperwork that has no home. A lot of it goes into file 13.
1:45- Quotes, quotes, and more client emails and questions. As soon as I answer one email, another one pops up.
2:30- I realized I was getting a little hungry so it was time for a snack. I was craving something cold, so I made a healthier imitation Disney Dole Whip. Delicious!
2:45- I may have taken a short brain break to drink my dole whip and watch the first few minutes of last night’s Bachelorette.
3:00- I’m attempting to sell some baby items we no longer need, so I spent some time taking and posting photos of some things locally for sale.
3:30- Back to the inbox for more emails! I also may have taken a peek at the daycare webcam to check on little bit.
4:15- Time to cook dinner. I need to eat early since I have to leave to go run after I get EK from daycare.
4:45- I eat dinner, and then I get my shoes on, take Bella out, brush my hair, grab my purse and a glass of water before hitting the road.
4:55- Drive to pick up baby girl from daycare. Head back home and wait for Bobby so I can leave her with him and go to the local high school track.
5:15- Feed Emma Kate some solid food while waiting for Bobby. She must have napped well because she is in a great mood! I gave her the spoon to feed herself…and her food ended up on her forehead.
5:35- Bobby is home and I hit the road for speed training. We have a hard workout, and do some 4 X 800 meter relays in teams of two, so each person did 3 800’s. It was fun to compete and a different twist on our usual weekly workout.
7:15- I get home and hop in the shower. The baby is asleep, so it’s time to watch some TV and catch up on a few emails. That’s the bad thing about working from home…I feel like I’m constantly “on call” and never truly off work.
9:00- Head downstairs to get ready for bed, and do some reading.
9:30- Lights out, I’m spent!
QOTD: Do you bring your work home with you? Do you like track workouts?
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