Every day is a little different with a 3 month old in the mix, but this captures the gist of it.
4:51: Liv wakes up hungry. Bless his heart, Mike gets up and feeds her and lets me lay in bed a while. When he needs to get ready for work at about 5:15, he brings her to me and we snuggle in bed a little while.
5:30: After her top off, she is back to sleep as I expected. Check out that formula drool.
5:40: Ben is up. He is always up between 5:30 and 6 these days, when he wanders into our room, loaded down with stuffed animals, and climbs into bed with us. But there is no back to sleep once he is up. He is always wide awake and ready to go. Mike intercepts him in the hall and tells him to keep it down because Olivia is sleeping.
Olivia is still out like a light.
Since we are killing time because Olivia is still sleeping, Ben eats breakfast at home this day instead of at school. Yogurt and oranges are his choice this morning. His stuffed animals join him at the table, but of course he has to sit on the table to eat instead of in a chair.
And please note his pajamas -- super man pants and a tank top. He is currently obsessed with this combo.
6:45: Still killing time because Liv is asleep, I load up all our crap in the car.
And get Ben buckled in. He's in his Thomas swim suit because it is Wednesday, which is "water day" at school during the summer months.
7:00: I finally just carry Olivia down still in her pajamas and put her in the car seat. She wakes up at some point on our drive to school, cooing and smiling the entire drive.
We've been having so. much. rain. This day was no exception. The skies were cloudy and rain was imminent.
7:10: Ben leads the charge back to the infant room to drop off Olivia.
5:30: We're home! Ben gives Olivia a kiss. Such a good big brother!
5:45: After I get Ben settled I put Olivia in her bouncer in the kitchen while I make dinner. Sophie the Giraffe keeps her entertained for a bit.
Dee has no qualms with the dinner I'm making.
6:45: Daddy's home! Dee is the very excited for his arrival.
We eat dinner and dessert. Ice cream bars for us and Oreos for Ben. He just likes to lick the cream off them. He won't eat the cookie part.
7:15: Dinner/dessert is done and I get some cuddles from Ben. Yes, I'm wearing pink pig pajama pants. I think it is obvious who Ben gets his "style" from.
7:45: I get Olivia ready for bed and Mike gives her a bottle while I give Ben a shower. Mike will cuddle with her on the couch until she is asleep, then carry her up to her bed. Usually around 8:45. We take turns putting the kids to bed. Tonight is my night with Ben and Mike's night with Olivia.
8:00: Out of the shower and Ben insists on getting his pajama's on by himself. He is a big boy!
Spotted. One 3 yr old with way too many stuffed animals.
10:30: Mike and I head up to bed and check in on Olivia. I was brave enough to snap a few pictures. Luckily the flash didn't wake her. She is a good sleeper, this one.
Here is the art I recently hung above her crib. 5 of the 6 are free prints off the internet, printed from my computer. All are framed in Ikea frames. You have to love cheap/free art!
11:00: I fall asleep in the middle of reading "The Diviners" on my Kindle. The morning comes way too quickly and we start all over again...