A little while back I did a post on a day in the life of a working mom. Wow, I just found it to link to and realized it was wayyy back in December of 2011.
And well…things haven’t changed too much. But I thought it would be fun just to see what has changed.
Wake up call is still 6:30 or so. Basically whenever Allie decides she’s hungry. That is anywhere between 5:30 to 6:30. At that point, I lament the fact that I couldn’t get my A** out of bed and workout. Then I start getting ready for work. While I’m in the bathroom getting ready, one of two things is happening.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that I prefer Scenario B. Makes getting out the door so much easier. I pack a total of 6 bags every morning:
- Kids Lunch/Food
- Kids Diaper Bag
- My Lunch
- My Pump
- My Laptop and work stuff
- My Gym Bag
I finally get to work around 8:30. I spend 8:30 to 5:00 at work with breaks to snack and pump. I try, at lunch, to sneak in a workout or swim.
I get questions about pumping so quickly, if this it TMI, move to the next paragraph. Ok, is it just us moms now? I have 3 pumping sessions scheduled on my calendar each day. I end up pumping about 15 minutes and get anywhere between 4 and 6 ounces. I get more in the A.M. and it dwindles from there. I know at some point I’m going to have to supplement but I’m trying. Ok, now back to regularly scheduled programming.
After work, a myriad of things happen but usually, S picks the kids up so I hustle…feed zoey (our dog), pump, change clothes and go bike or run. If it’s nice, I head outside, otherwise, I end up on the treadmill where I’m usually accompanied by my running buddies.
Then I make dinner, while S entertains the kids, mows the lawn or works out. Then it’s bath time. Allie goes first and she goes right right to her room to eat and go to bed. We are following the MomsOnCall Schedule and it works out well with the exception of the 6:00 to 9:00. I just can’t get E in bed before 8:30.
After Allie goes down, E gets his bath. Most of the time, S gives E his bath while I’m feeding Allie. Then I do teeth brushing and bedtime. We pick our PJ’s (a.k.a. Jimmies) and lay down. We did some sleep training with E before Allie came around and I’m sooo glad we did. E is sleeping through the night now and wakes up about 7:00 like clockwork. It’s been so nice.
After the kids go to bed, I have about an hour to blog, study or try to relax before I’m cashed out for the day. Allie usually wakes up about 2:30 to eat but goes right back down. Then sleeps the rest of the night.
So that’s it..our day in a nutshell. It’s not glamorous but it’s our life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
What’s your day like?