12:50 a.m. - Gaines woke - feed and pump
1:50 a.m. - Gaines still bright eyed and bushy tailed and won't go back to sleep
2:15 a.m. - Scream out a random cuss word to make sure Clay is aware I'm still awake
2:30 a.m. - I gave up and put Gaines on my chest to sleep (Something I said I would never do...whatever!)
3:00 a.m. - Lola comes into our bed (nightly routine)
4:30 a.m - Gaines wakes again - feed and pump
5:05 a.m. - Sleep (FINALLY)
6:45 a.m. - Alarm goes off. Time to get up to get Lola ready for school and me ready for doctor appt.
7:50 a.m. - Feed and pump
8:20 a.m - Out the door
8:35 a.m. - Drop Lola off at school
9:00 a.m. - Doctor appt.
10:55 a.m. - Leaving doctor
11:20 a.m. - Home again - Feed and pump
12:20 p.m. - Ingested a lean cuisine (Yummy! Not really but all I have time for)
12:30 p.m. - Out the door to run errands which includes picking up contacts
2:00 p.m. - On curb downtown feeding Gaines
2:30 p.m. - Finally able to pick up contacts
2:50 p.m. - Home - pump
3:20 p.m. - Leave house again to head to grocery store. Didn't make it to the store as I ran into neighbors and talked to them for 30 minutes.
4:25 p.m. - Pick up Lola
5:00 p.m. - Home again. Put Lola on big girl potty, jump in stroller and head to Amy's Ice Cream. We needed a treat! I documented us sitting on sidewalk eating our ice cream.
6:00 p.m. - Home again. Feed and pump
7:15 p.m. - Lola getting tired. We start getting ready for bed and I realize no leche. I knew there was a reason I needed to get to grocery store today. Ran out to gas station to get leche.
7:30 p.m. - Read books to Lo
7:45 p.m. - Put Lo to bed
7:53 p.m - Head back downstairs for more leche
8:40 p.m. - Finally get baby girl to sleep
Now, I sit here pumping while I write this blog. I wonder what the evening will bring??? More pumping and feeding I assume! This is why I consider myself a human milk machine. Ironically I feel more like a cow due to the lack of weight loss and the flab/mush all over (another blog in it's own self). Seriously...this is my day! Notice I didn't really get anything done. Also notice no naps in there. Gaines is not much of a sleeper (again, we'll have to talk more about this in a future blog). Now, it's about time to go to bed (I purposely use the word "bed" vs. "sleep" as I don't really get that) and start the whole thing over again. I don't understand.... Why in the world is this the only thint my days consist of?!?!?!? Before I continue my complaining, I'm here to let you know I realize I'm on maternity leave and my main focus should be Gaines and Gaines only but I'm selfish and I need to do some things for myself in order to keep my sanity. Of course, lately I haven't been able to squeeze in anything for myself. Oh what I would give for a pedicure, or a child free happy hour or a child free yoga class or even enjoying an adult beverage at home without having to worry about when I have to pump next. I'm tired of looking at the dang clock. This is the point where I look forward to going back to work so I can have some adult time (again selfish I know). However, I'm not looking forward to returning this time as I work from home and I'm tired of being inside this house. Kind of crazy that I would love to have an office to return to but I don't so I'll have to find other ways to have that lovely "adult" time that I'm craving so much. The saga continues.....
I actually have some good/fun things to post but just haven't had time to get to that...bad I know. I hate that I'm constantly using the term "don't have time"....so cliche... Ugh! But really...I tried all day yesterday to write Thank You cards. I was able to get the cards out and to the coffee table but never got them written. I'm actually not as crabby as I seem....this is just my reality right now! Toodles!