A day in the life....

September 1, 2015

Now that I have two kids, our days have changed quite dramatically. I'm also officially a work from home mom, which means I pack not only fun, but work time into our days. So it's about time I give you all a little peak into a typical day!

6:30 a.m. Sadie is up and ready to party...even after being up at 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. What happened to my good sleeper? It's days like these that I wish I drank coffee. Normally I try and wake up before the kids so that I can get some work done...but when I'm up all night I give myself a pass and try and sleep in as much as possible. It's sad that 6:30 is considered sleeping in. 

 I feed Sadie and then we play for a while. I quickly make breakfast (scrambled eggs and a green smoothie) before big brother wakes at 7:30.

7:30-8:30 a.m. We have no where to be this morning so Hudson says "cuddle me mommy" and my heart melts. He drinks his smoothie and watches The Lego Movie (his current favorite!) and I check my email on my phone while he sits in my lap. I'm so thankful that he loves to snuggle with me....it's the best start to our day. When I was working full time we often couldn't snuggle on the couch and it made for a rough morning. I'm thankful to be home now so that Hudson gets this quality time with me.

 8:30 a.m. and it's nice outside, so we are off for a walk in the stroller. I pack some cereal for Hudson to snack on and he's as happy as can be. I'd love to start going to the gym...maybe once Hudson starts pre-school...but for now it's walks around the neighborhood for us!

9:30 a.m. We come home from our walk and I get ready for the day while Hudson plays with toys and  Sadie watches him. Hudson is great at entertaining himself for a little while and I am SO grateful for that! I quickly feed Sadie again and we are out the door for Hudson's swim lesson. He LOVES it! After crying the first few lessons I was starting to doubt our decision, but I'm so glad we stuck it out. Sadie sleeps in her carseat the whole lesson so I have 30 minutes to myself! In between sneaking photos of Hudson swimming I check my email again and poke around on Instagram

11:30 a.m. After swim lessons we come home and have lunch (mac n' cheese and fruit) and then I read Hudson a book and put him down for his nap at 12:30 p.m. I feed Sadie again and she falls asleep too. Both kids are sleeping at the same time! VICTORY!

 My victory is short lived when Sadie decides she'll only nap if I hold her. I actually don't mind...I know that this stage is short and one day I'll miss it. So I hold Sadie and get to work. My ability to type with one hand is getting better every day. I bust out a blog post, answer work emails, and work on a project. Feeling super productive! 

3:00 p.m. Hudson is up from his nap and I bribe him to go to Target with the offer of fruit snacks. Usually after a nap he wants to stay home and play, so the fact that I got him out of the house is a big deal. 

With Hudson in the front of the cart and Sadie in the basket part, there is basically no room for all the things. Which means I have to go to Target every week. No complaints here. 

 4:00 p.m. We are home and I bribe Hudson with promises of more fruit snacks to get these photos. While we are at Target I stock up on diapers. We picked up the new Pampers Cruisers that I love because they have the best fit and protection around! They have extra absorb channels that help distribute wetness evenly. 

 This is his "cheese" face. The newly innovated Pampers Cruisers do not sag, which I love and I know is way more comfortable for my little guy.

Right now Target has a deal if you buy 2 Pampers Giant Packs you get a $10 gift card (until September 5th). Giant Packs include Pampers Cruisers and Pampers Swaddlers, so I grabbed some for Sadie too!

4:15 p.m. Hudson is over our photo shoot and is begging for popcorn, so after a wardrobe change for both kiddos it's time for a little movie watching. I feed Sadie and watch some of the movie with Hudson and then it's time for me to make dinner. Hudson and Sadie stay like this for close to an hour....which is a record for both kids!

5:00-7:00 p.m. Daddy is home! The next two hours is a rush of eating dinner, doing dishes, playing, Hudson riding his bike, and generally making a big mess.

7:00 p.m. Daddy takes Hudson to take a shower while I quickly sweep the house to clean up and then give this girl a bath. She is all smiles. Then it's books, snuggles, and bedtime for Hudson. I would love to get Sadie down at this time too, but she refuses to go to bed before 9:00, little stinker. So I feed her while I watch some TV with my husband and relax a little. 

9:15 p.m. Sadie is asleep and I have a little more work to do. Then it's a shower for me and then watch some TV in bed with my husband. I'm exhausted so lights out by 10:30 p.m. 

Then we do it all over again!

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20 Responses to “A day in the life....”

  1. Whew! I'm exhausted. I wish Evie would stay up til 9 so she would sleep til 6am. She wants to go to bed at 6:30 which means a 4am wake up, so we have been letting her nap then putting her down around 8ish... hoping she sleeps til 6am. Kudos to you for getting it all done and loving on those babies.

  2. Girl, I feel ya!! I had to do THREE different transactions at Target the other day because I had to keep bringing stuff out to my car. There's no room left in the cart with two kids!! I love that you get to stay home with them! What a treat! :)

  3. You lil one's faces are so sweet. Just too cute!

  4. Whew! Now that's a day! At least you have cute eye candy to get you through! :)

  5. Is it bad that I only have one kid, I usually go to Target while he's at school and I still usually go once a week?? LOL!!! Oops! Don't tell my husband. I swear I stick to the list every time...

  6. So fun! I love these posts so much and am extra curious about day in the life posts with two kids now! Im anxious to see how my life will be changing in a few weeks when we welcome baby girl. Your days are looking good Mama. I'm impressed :)

  7. These days sound so sweet, although busy :) I'm excited (and nervous) to see how a second kid will add to our family dynamic!

  8. Sounds pretty fantastic actually!! I'd love to hear more about your new job...it sounds like you changed companies, yes?

  9. Love this little peek into your life!!!!xx

  10. Love the Sadie pic of her on the floor gym! So adorable! And yay swim lessons! My oldest, who is not quite 5, took them this summer and I am so proud of him. He's swimming without any support at all. Jumps off the diving board and everything. :)) Love this glimpse into your everyday!

  11. Good for you! Would love to hear more about what you do.

  12. Soooo....question. When do you actually work? Is it only at nap time and after they go to bed? (Seriously, praise Jesus when they actually sleep at the same time!!) This is what my schedule looks like right now with two little ones, and I work from home, but I'm struggling BIG time with the actual "work" part. I have deadlines, emails, things to write for different sites, and balancing it all is making me want to jump off the deep end.

  13. Home with two kids is definitely busy and kind of like a juggling act huh? Noah is the same way as Hudson and prefers to stay home after nap. I have to plan all my must do errands for the mornings! I'd love to hear more about your new work arrangement too! B

  14. A fun but busy day! A great day for momma and babes x

  15. Sounds like a busy day! It's similar to ours, but we don't get out as much as you do! Hopefully your work/mom life is finding a good balance.

  16. Hudson and Sadie are SO cute oh my goodness!!! A long busy day full of snuggles and cute kids? Count me in! I need to get on the baby making so I can have this life ;)
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  17. Busy but fun day!!! Love that you get to stay hone with them!

  18. Your day sounds so much like mine, mama! Wish we lived closer so that we could do the whole mom-work-Target thing together. We are super women!:)

    Heading to check out that Pampers deal now!:)

  19. What a fun, busy day! What a bummer that you have to go to Target weekly! :)

  20. I love these kind of post!! I'm always so curious (& nosy! ha!) to see how/what other mommas are doing & how they make their days work! These days I'm thankful for exersaucers & walkers!! LOL!


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