Someone asked me recently when the Mini Athlete started sleeping through the night.
I have no idea.
I found myself looking back through old blog posts, trying to piece something together. And it made me realize that it has been far too long since I’ve done a “day in the life” post.
It’s amazing how days that seem to drag on forever somehow become a blur in our memory. The things we think we’ll “never forget” become distant.
So here you go, a day in the life of a 34 week old pregnant woman with a 16 month old little one and the best husband a girl could hope to have.
4:00am: I awoke to the sound of the Mini Athlete yelling in his crib in his room. I shook my husband awake and he went to check on him. I proceeded to go right back to sleep. I hear they ended up sitting on the couch, drinking milk and watching football for about an hour. Then they crawled into bed together in the guest room. The Mini Athlete usually sleeps from about 7pm to 7am so I’m not sure what was going on last night.
7:00am: I woke up (for at least the third time of the night) and started to get ready for work when this little face came to tell me good morning.
Check out that bed head. You can tell he had a rough night.
He enjoyed some milk, Trader Joe’s O’s and a blueberry waffle for breakfast. It’s so cute to hear him say, “waaaaaaaaaaaffle.”
8:00am – Leave for School/Work
Mornings can be a little hectic as we try to get out the door sometime between 8:00-8:30am. This is where teamwork is a must. Nate gets the Mini Athlete ready while I get ready, or vice versa. We pack his lunch, get him dressed in his uniform and make sure we look presentable at the same time. I can’t even imagine how hectic this is going to be once there’s another baby in the mix!
The Mini Athlete is doing much better getting dropped off at school. He still whimpers a little every so often, but gone are the days of full blown crying. His teachers assure me he settles right in, and if the pictures they post later in the day are any indication, he’s doing just fine.
I stayed busy through the morning at work, working on our upcoming Banquet – the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. There’s lots to be done!
12:30pm – Surprise Visit
I love when I look up and see my husband walking in the door to my office. The great thing about living in a small town? You’re always “in the neighborhood”.
5:00pm – Pick Up the Mini Athlete
I headed out of work and went to pick up the Mini Athlete from school. I love how excited he gets when he sees me walking in the door. We headed home and spent some time playing with Daddy who got home right around the same time we did.
The weather has been beautiful around here lately, so we went for a little family walk.
My parents stopped by to drop some things off – another great thing about living in a small town. We love being just two miles away from them (and only six miles from my in-laws)!
6:30pm - Eat Dinner
We usually eat closer to 6pm, but we definitely stay flexible. No photos of dinner – it was nothing impressive, just a frozen lasagna. I promise I do cook most nights!
After dinner, the Mini Athlete usually takes a bath, but we gave him the night off tonight. Or gave my husband the night off, I guess I should say. It’s not easy bending over a bathtub when you’re 34 weeks pregnant!
After getting in his jammies, the Mini Athlete usually settles in front of the tv with Daddy and drinks some milk while watching some type of sports. It’s hilarious how locked in he gets when football, basketball, baseball – anything sports-related – is on tv. Like father, like son.
Then he grabs his blankie, and says “night night!” Seriously, I’ve never seen a child go to bed as easily as the Mini Athlete. He has SO spoiled us. Daddy takes him into his room, puts him in his crib and he goes right to sleep.
The rest of the evening?
We usually just hang out in front of the tv, watching something on ESPN until we go to bed around 10pm. Exciting life, huh? Oh and my evenings usually include a bowl of chocolate frozen yogurt – which I’m about to go get right now.
Anything about my “day in a life” surprise you?