Will 32.5 years old.
Emma 3.5 years old.
Hazel 6.5 months old.
I thought I would do a week in the life (HA!) and also do a food journal (breastfeeding has me very confused about what and how much I should be eating, and I don't really want to gain or lose weight right now).
5 AM Hazel wakes up. I am super excited, she slept since 7:45 the previous night, and I also slept! This comes after weeks of bad sleep due either to the baby waking up a bunch (and having trouble falling back asleep), the older girl waking, and insomnia for me due to too many interrputions to my sleep. I have hopes of feeling human again and taking joy in life.
5:30 I get Hazel back to sleep, and get another 30 mins of sleep myself!! My alarm is set for 6 so I can go to the gym.
I pump a little since I am expecting Hazel to be hungry while I'm out. Then I feel an ant crawling on me. Ug, Spring and summer. They supposedly come into the house to find water. I can count maybe 5 or 6 different places where they come in, and it is never pleasant to try to presuade them not to. I try to be quiet, but Emma wakes up (6:30, I guess?) and we have breakfast, Trader Joe's protein bread and (splurge) almond butter for me.
I head out to the gym a little after 7 after some drama (don't remember, involving trips to the potty/ants ?). We attempt to give Hazel a bottle, and she seems amused by the idea (yay! working on re-training her to the bottle) the kids are pretty needy and I feel bad leaving Will with the mess since he just woke up. He is so nice to take care of them solo for me at such an... inconvenient time of day so that I can work out.
I get back from the gym a little after 8 and Emma is killing ants with a rock. nice. Hazel needs to nurse, as the bottle doesn't go as well as hoped.
I make a little lunch for Will while he gets ready. I put Hazel down for her nap around 8:30, then I have a bunch of little stuff I want to get done, and Emma very much wants to play with me (she keeps getting stuff out and asking for paint, etc.).
I eventually manage to get things together and shower before the baby wakes up, although I am having a hard time finding an activity for Emma that will "stick".
I am trying to get us ready to go to the park for some exercise for Emma, Hazel wakes up a little earlier than expected, which makes things interesting as she is fairly fussy.
We are ready to go by 10:15! Why, oh , why does this take so long. We walk over since I think we can have a day where we don't go anywhere in the car and that is a good thing to do occasionally. The weather is very nice, relatively cool and partly cloudy so we are not burning up. Oh Summer, I dread you!
We have fun at the park, Hazel plays in the sand, then we head home for lunch as we are hungry. Home around 12, then I have to juggle feeding Hazel, feeding Emma, and putting Hazel down for a much-needed nap. I start quinoa in the rice cooker since I forgot to do it before heading out. Then I get lunch I make a burrito out of left-overs. Emma gets yogurt, crackers, nuts, and some tortilla. Sigh, no veggies. I hope that some day I will get the hang of making vegetables routine at lunchtime for the kids.
After lunch, I take advantage of the baby's nap to get dinner started. I'm making crockpot enchiladas, but not in the crockpot. Not at all traditional for New Mexico, they are more modern vegetarian meets tex-mex.
Emma asks to paint with stamps again, so I get it set up while I work since I can no longer put it off. Hazel had a poopy explosion at the park all over her carseat, so I get a load of laundry started (another reason not to go anywhere, since we need to let the car seat cover dry).
After I'm done we sit down to read books on the couch in preparation for quiet time. Hazel wakes up and joins us, and is fussy, and nurses while I'm reading. Hazel fusses while I get Emma set up in her room for quiet time.
I try to get a little rest, but Hazel wants attention! I lie down with her on the bed for a while. We water in the yard.
I let Emma out around 3, and the rest of the afternoon, spins away from me: I try to get the kitchen reasonably clean, Emma plays, Hazel needs another nap, Hazel is fussy, Emma wants to play with mom.
Will is back from work a little early 4:45, or 5? And he sweetly plays rough-housing with the kids. We eat dinner (enchiladas have tomato sauce, quinoa, feta, beans, plus some frozen lentil mix stuff on the side since I didn't buy a lot of veggies last time at the store.) and then I clean up the kitchen (again! more!). More play time, then Hazel goes to bed early around 6:30, Emma gets a bath with Dad, and I go out to walk the dog.
When I get back, it is time to unwind, and Will and I end up talking about math proofs, then reading geeky stuff (Ada Lovelace's paper on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine), then finally a little reading from our novels. No TV for us, as we don't have much to watch, and we just finished The Imitation Game (split over two nights - sigh).
9 pm I make my bed on the couch (due to trouble sleeping over the last 1.5 months) with a fan blowing on me, and fall asleep. Hazel wakes up at 10 pm to nurse, but miraculously we all get back to sleep after that, and sleep the whole night!! I am the most powerful person in the world!