Thursday, February 16, 2012

Day in Our Life: Morning

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The beauty of a post like this is that you can just do it anytime. You want it to be a true reflection of a day in your life. Since I wanted to publish this post on Thursday (today) I just picked Wednesday as my day to capture.

So here it is; February 15, 2012.


5:52 am
Our day starts as I hear a muffled cry come across the monitor. A and I collectively groans we glance at the time on the clock. We stayed up a bit later than usual last night and had a little more champagne than usual. It was Valentine's after all. Of course our baby would wake up early today. I grab the camera and get this project rolling.



5:53 am
I stagger into Evelyn's room and turn on the light. I feign a cheery "Good Morning!" song that we have made up, though neither of us seems to be buying it this morning. I grab her out of her crib to take her back in to snuggle with me and get in a morning feeding.



6:20 am
We are still snuggling and feeding. I am trying to decide what intervals I should be taking photos...I settle on whenever the mood strikes. I love that she grabs my hand when nursing. So cute.



6:45 am
We are done eating and are now rolling around the bed and laughing. Normal happy morning self. Just like momma, we gotta eat.



7:00 am
Ev is stripped down to her new clean diaper (first diaper change of the day down), and ready for some real food. I start the load of diapers that has been soaking over night and get to cooking breakfast.




7:15 am
Breakfast is ready, I have spilled coffee all over the place, and we are ready to eat. Eggs, toast with a little left over Ella's Kitchen spinach, apple and rutabaga spread on top, and apple slices for Ev. Breakfast burrito with eggs, turkey sausage, a bit of cheese and arugula for me.





7:45 am
We've both eaten...and fed the dog. Time to head upstairs to get cleaned up.



8:05 am
Diaper change number two complete, a quick feeding annnnnd, baby is down for morning nap.



8:15 am
I survey the morning damage to my bedroom and decide to take advantage of nap time to shower first, then straighten up.



9:00 am
I am showered and dressed. After checking the weather I decide to go with my transitional (read:all the time, regardless of weather) outfit of choice - jeans, cami, cardigan, ballet flats. Oh, and I have straightened our room.



9:30 am
I decide to take further advantage of nap time and actually blow-dry my hair. By now my hair and makeup are both done, and baby is still asleep. Score.













9:45 am
I have, in quick succession:
Realized that the washer got stuck on rinse from when I started it during breakfast - so the water has been running for like an hour and a half. Awesome. 

Noted that my homemade laundry detergent is much to thick to come through the spigot of the container I bought for it. Mental note to find solution. 

Decided that the kitchen is a mess and I don't feel like dealing with it right now. 

And, I have hit the couch with the essentials - Mac, tumbler, monitor and DVR to get some blogging and perusing done since I cleaned the living room, dining room and guest room earlier in the week.















11:10 am
I hear some baby giggles come across the monitor. Holy long nap. She must be making up for getting up so early this morning. I head up and she is a happy smiley baby. Yay! My favorite kind of baby.














11:35 am
A little playtime with creeper Mom taking photos, after a feeding, before it's time to get dressed



11:45 am
Diaper change #3 and we are dressed and ready! I make a mental note to grab a bow since Ev is wearing CLASSIC navy blue and white today (and pink shoes), but inevitably without a bow we will have to deal with "boy" comments all day.



11:50 am
Quick stop in mom's room to grab a few things...and we almost roll off the bed going for technology we aren't supposed to play with. "This will still work with all my slobber on it, right Mom?"




12:00 pm
We are packed and ready to go! On the road. Yay. I meant to head to the commissary today because we def need groceries, but as I am heading out the door realize that it is payday. Um, no thanks. 
An excuse to go to Target instead! Yay! We need a new fitted sheet anyways, plus Starbucks!



12:10 pm
We've turned around because I succeeded in forgetting both a snack and sippy cup for Ev. Good job, Mom. Now we are really on our way.




12:30 pm
We arrive at our second home, I mean, destination. I even have a free Starbucks drink! Score. Evelyn loves watching the baristas do their thing. I like to think it's the noise, but I have a strange suspicion that her addiction to coffee is only a matter of time. If genes have anything to do with it, that is.



1:10 pm
Evelyn let's me know she is clearly done with Target while I am checking out all the new spring gardening stuff.
Alright baby girl, I get the picture.

 She has already eaten a few things while we've been perusing, so we head to check out and I start thinking about lunch for myself. Before we head to the car - another diaper change. (#4 for those counting!)



2:00 pm
I had a great idea for lunch. We head right up the street to my friend Michelle's new Dessert Cafe - Sweet Temptations. I have the Spinach Cheese Quiche for lunch and a Red Velvet Cupcake. Yum. We hang out and chat for a while and I feed Evelyn before heading home. We are well beyond normal afternoon nap time, but she already slept for three hours this morning and is not showing signs of sleepiness.

(P.S. - If you haven't "liked" their Facebook page yet and are local in Hampton Roads - go do it now! You could win free cupcakes for a YEAR.)



3:15 pm
We pull into the driveway, I open the door to reveal...a sleeping baby.


Evelyn Rae is seven months old

...and dealing with this many photos on Blogger is the worst! Afternoon and evening coming up shortly.

8 comments:

  1. Our mornings look really similar! Down to the same diapers and car seat :) I'm amazed that your daughter keeps a blanket on while sleeping though. There is no way my son would...he migrates all over his crib even during naps. Looking forward to the rest of the day!

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    1. Hahaha, that is just the beginning stage of the nap - usually when I head in to get her when she wakes up she is at the opposite end of the crib, no socks on and has magically procured something that I was sure wash't in the crib to start with... ;)

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  2. My son is 7 months, too! Evelyn is adorable!!!

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  3. Ha! Love the dog eating from the high chair! Too funny :)

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    1. Oh that dog! He may be a bit spoiled ;)

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  4. I love her outfit!!! She is a cutie!

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