Let's rewind a bit and look at Tuesday: another day with my newborn...
4:45am - Baby O starts making little noises and stretching her little hands which is her signal that it is time to eat. I nurse her while watching updates on CNN and the Weather Channel on Blizzard Juno. I'm a bit hungry so I find some bacon and half an avocado from the previous day. We go back to bed at 6am.
8:20am - I wake up with a start and text my husband: did he take the toddler to school this morning? I was supposed to be on drop-off duty this morning. He texts me back, "You and Baby O were so sound asleep and K woke up early enough this morning that we had enough time to eat breakfast and get to school without rushing." Yay! Back to sleep for another 20 minutes.
9am - We're finally up and out of bed. I nurse Baby O. Then I make breakfast:
10am - I've signed Baby O up for baby hour at our local library so I get us out the door. We get to the library at 10:20am only to discover that baby hour started at 9:30, not 10:30!! Maybe next week... Because we're meeting my husband fairly close by for lunch, I decide to take Baby O for a walk in the neighborhood surrounding the library. It's 70F outside and gorgeous.
- a quick nursing session in the car before we meet with my husband for lunch. It's rare that we can have lunch together but whenever his schedule allows it, we do try and grab a bite together.
11:30am - lunch with my husband!! And the best part? Baby O slept through the entire meal so we get some quality time together. I try the burger with a lettuce wrap. It's pretty good! And the burger is so filling I barely eat any of my fries.
12:30pm - a quick stop at the grocery store for some items for the next two days. My husband is flying out tonight for a one-day business trip which means I've got two kids to care for Tuesday night and all day Wednesday. I pick up some veggies, chicken, sweet potatoes, apples and almond butter:
3pm - I peek in my fridge and peruse the veggies & fruit we prepped on Sunday for the week. I settle on strawberries:
3:45 - after a snack for me, a diaper change, and more nursing, I manage to get Baby O to nap in bed which means I get a nap too!
5:15pm - my husband comes home with the toddler and then dashes off to the airport. I ease Baby O off my arm and tiptoe out of the room to go and prepare dinner for the toddler and warm up leftovers for myself. The toddler plays at the dining table and we chat about school.
6:15pm - dinner! Leftover Thai red curry with chicken and vegetables that my husband made last night (with roasted cauliflower rice!) except tonight there is no leftover cauli rice. I make regular jasmine rice. The toddler has pasta with butter & cheese.
7pm - playtime for the toddler while I cleanup the kitchen. Then the bedtime routine: bath, brush teeth, storytime...minus the bath. I'm not ready to do it all.
- toddler is tucked in. My final challenge for the night? Getting Baby O tired enough to go to bed. 8-11pm is her witching hour...some nights she will cry the entire time (except when we're nursing) and has trouble falling asleep. I'm typing up my WIAW post right now and hoping we fall asleep...before 11pm.
Thanks to Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!
Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? I have a theory that insomniacs didn't sleep well as children. Any stories out there to support or refute this theory of mine?