I am going to blog about everything I do for an entire week. It will make for some long posts but since this blog is mainly to record our family memories, I want to do it anyway. Kelly, from Kelly's Korner, did this at the end of June and I thought it was such a good idea that I wanted to do it to. Here are Kelly's reasons for doing it (taken from this post):
"Okay - here we go. Sunday through Thursday of this week I'm going to document our days. All of it. This will be SO mundane and boring for most of you but I will enjoy looking back to see how we spent our days when my girls were 2.5 and 3 months."
So if you change "my girls" to "Sam and Rachel" and "3 months" to "almost five months" you'll have my reasons for doing it. And I'm also choosing to do a Monday-Sunday week just to be fully documented. (Because I can be a little anal that way!) Enjoy! And if you don't enjoy it, at least I hope you will be illuminated :)
I woke up at 6:45 this morning. I had great plans to resume jogging today (my jogging spree was interrupted when I hurt a ligament in my knee at the end of September and I want to get back into it) but because of my cold I couldn't really breathe this morning so I didn't think jogging would be useful. I nursed Rachel, had a shower and got dressed.
I ate breakfast at 7:30. I eat various things for breakfast but then I'll eat the same thing for two weeks straight. Today I had a cinnamon raisin bagel, toasted with butter, and a strawberry yogurt. I like to eat breakfast before Sam wakes up or he wants to eat my food. I also made a pot of Earl Grey Tea, and checked e-mail, Facebook, and blogs I like to read. I decided to use time while the kids were still sleeping to write thank you cards for Rachel's gifts, while listening to music. When I'm home during the day iTunes is pretty much on since I like having music playing. I also paid bills and talked about financial stuff with Dave before he headed off to campus.
At 9:00 I made Sam's breakfast of instant oatmeal because I figured he would be up soon and at 9:08 Sam woke up in a good mood. I did a diaper change and then he had his oatmeal and two yogurts (which he gets for himself from the fridge) for breakfast. I finished thank you cards (and sent a gloating e-mail to Dave -- these things have been hanging over our heads for three months now!), started dishes and answered Sam's questions about what the songs I was listening to were about. "Mysterious Ways" inspired a conversation about being sneaky and I pretended to sneak up on Sam! He thought it was very funny.
At 9:45 Sam finished breakfast and, since he refuses to wear a bib, I needed to take his pajamas off. He wanted to be "naked in my diaper" for a bit so I let him play like that while I continued with the dishes.
At 10:18 Rachel finally woke up, complaining but not wailing, and I nursed her while reading to Sam. I read him the same book twice because he said, "That was lovely. Let's read it again." How can you resist that? I got Rachel changed and dressed while reading Sam another book and made the bed.
By 10:41 Rachel was in the bouncy seat and I got a load of laundry started with Sam's help. I looked at the rest of weekly flyers I hadn't had time to look at over the weekend for good deals on diapers, and made a grocery and errand list, since I finally decided we should, in fact, head out today. I convinced Sam to get dressed, got everyone ready, nursed Rachel and checked her diaper after a false poop alarm. She hasn't pooped in 10 days so we're on high alert here!
By 1:15 we were home again. Rachel woke up at 1:05, Sam put all the produce in the fridge, I nursed Rachel, and switched the laundry from the washer to the dryer and started another load. I had to dump unfolded laundry from three days ago on our bed so we had empty laundry baskets. sigh. Rachel hung out in the swing and Sam played in our room.
By 1:45 Sam was eating leftovers for lunch and my lunch was put on hold to nurse Rachel again. This is not a rare occurrence. I drank a glass of iced tea to keep me going :) At 2:00 I FINALLY got to eat lunch, all the while convincing Sam to keep eating HIS lunch instead of MINE. I find this is the most frustrating thing about Sam right now (that and trying to get him to stay sitting on his bum in his booster seat). I had toasted tomato sandwiches for lunch and check out my sprout-y tomato below. It looked like that when I cut it open. It was the weirdest thing. Rachel hung out in the bouncy seat and during the chaos Dave phoned to chat. We decided I would call him back later.
Productive Parenting and I get an e-mail everyday with an activity to do for Sam and Rachel. They are age appropriate activities and Sam LOVES them.) so they read some suggested books and played with play dough and I started supper.
At 6:00 was supper time! Rachel hung out in her bouncy seat. Supper, a new recipe (Pasta Point of No Return from LooneySpoons), was amazing, if I do say so myself! I had two huge helpings.
At 7:20 Rachel wanted to nurse so I nursed her to sleep and Sam helped me put his laundry away. Then we made some thank you cards and a birthday card too! Rachel only slept for ten minutes due to crashing dishes :( She hung out in her Moses basket while Dave talked on the phone.