1:06 AM: Feed Bug.
4:28 AM: Feed Bug.
7:06: I wake up to a howling cat demanding breakfast.
|Mama, where's breakfast?|
7:14 AM: I pump milk for Bug while I wake up. While pumping, I check my email, Facebook and Words with Friends.
7:36 AM: I've been trying to get my computer to work for awhile now and it's just not working. This is very frustrating since I'm trying to get my computer to work so I can work.
7:41 AM: Praise the Lord! My computer is finally working, and I log on to work.
7:56 AM: My computer shuts off since it apparently wasn't plugged in. I can tell my computer and I are not going to have a good day today.
7:58 AM: While my computer is rebooting, Bug wakes up. I feed her.
8:13 AM: Bug seems content and ready for more sleep so I lay her down and start working again.
8:16 AM: Never mind. Bug is definitely awake and not ready for sleep. I stop working to feed her and change her diaper.
8:30 AM: Jason arrives home. He's working the third shift for his primary job, and after work, he drove to Caro to pick up a side of beef. He's pretty much the best husband ever.
|180 pounds of beefy goodness|
8:59 AM: Bug has a meltdown, so I scoop her up for cuddles and log off work. While we cuddle, I complete my daily Swagbucks chores (poll, NOSO, 1 search win), we sing, and I eat breakfast.
9:20: Jason's still pretty amped up from his night at work and driving 3 hours to Caro and back, so he reads a story to Bug after changing her diaper and clothes. While he reads to her, I pump milk for her.
9:38 AM: I hop back onto work while Jason and Bug settle in for a nap.
10:49 AM: Bug is awake so I scoop her up for cuddles. I also feed her and while feeding her, I update her goodreads.com account with the book Jason read to her earlier.
11:48 AM: Bug's acting hungry, so I feed her. While I feed her, I check in with Facebook and update my chore list for the day.
12:09 PM: I start to believe Bug is on a sleep strike. I head to the kitchen for a snack and grab my Bible and devotional to read.
12:25 PM: I switch the first load of clothes to the dryer, then start a second load in the washer.
12:33 PM: Bug's eyelids look really heavy (YES!) so I wheel her around the apartment a few times.
12:35 PM: Success! Bug is passed out in her stroller. I hop back on work.
1:24 PM: I bring in the first load of laundry and put the other load in the dryer. I start folding the clothes.
1:30 PM: I woke Jason up, then head back to the laundry.
1:49 PM: Time for a shower!
2:55 PM: I'm all clean. Bug has ate and been changed. Time to head out to our new favorite diner for what we call "linner," the farmer market and Target.
|Arriving at the farmer market|
6:35 PM: Bug seems hungry again, so I feed her... again.
6:40 PM: I prepare snacks for Jason for work, unload, reload and run the dishwasher and eat a piece of cake. Yum!
6:52 PM: I fold the second load of laundry.
7:08 PM: I get all our clothes ready for church the next morning. This helps our morning go a lot smoother.
7:10 PM: I start to get the jars, lids and rings ready for our canning the next day, but Bug is unhappy so I set aside my task to change her into a onesie and a fresh diaper, and I feed her.
7:30 PM: I finish getting the canning things together and re-organize the other canning things in the pantry.
7:41 PM: While organizing the canning, I found hooded towels for Bug! Score! They were in a bag of canning things my mum had given me. I just tossed the bag into the pantry, not realizing other items were in this bag. I feel kind of silly since my mum gave me this bag about 9 months ago. Time for a break now that the organizing is finished. I grab Bug and my computer. While I snuggle Bug, I print the church's worship team song list for Sunday for Jason and the new menu for the week.
7:53 PM: Bug has managed to get her onesie completely wet from drooling and spit up, so I change her into a fresh onesie and put a bib on her in an effort to keep her clothes drier.
8:00 PM: While snuggling Bug, I research diaper rashes. The reason we went to Target was just to buy a package of disposable diapers. We use cloth diapers normally, but she's developed a really nasty rash. Her skin is raw in a couple of places. I discover this is considered a normal rash. After I've discovered this, I upload and edit photos on my computer for the blog.
8:15 PM: Unexpected score! Bug has fallen asleep in my arms. I lay her down and quickly write up a blog post, then log onto work to finish out my day. I'm blessed enough to have a job where I primarily work from home and I have the ability to flex my hours. I work a bit on Saturdays so I can flex my hours during the week since I'm largely in charge of taking care of Bug. Working on Saturdays really sets my week up for success.
8:45: I wake Jason up so he can get ready for work.
8:55 PM: I got in 3 hours of work total today - yay! I log off and start prepping for bed. This includes getting a snack (or two) together, bringing everything I need to the bedroom, etc. It takes awhile!
9:28 PM: I'm done getting ready for bed. I take Bug from Jason so he can leave for work. I feed her until she's kind of asleep.
9:50 PM: I lay Bug in bed next to me. She's having a party, but I let her carry on until she tires herself out. Meanwhile, I eat a snack and read a few pages of Revenge Wears Prada.
10:18 PM: I finish up this post, then get another snack (I blame it all on the nursing!!!!) and my book. Then, I pass out.
Upon reflection of this day, I'm realizing just how fragmented my days really are now. That's mostly thanks to Bug. And while I did accomplish a lot this day, I also didn't accomplish a lot. I had to move a lot of chores from Saturday to Sunday because I just didn't get to them. I think I've yet to adjust just how much I can get done in a day now that Bug is here. And I'm also realizing that Bug eats a lot. She doesn't eat necessarily for long periods of time, but boy, does she eat frequently. She's quite the snacker.
As am I. I'm off now so I can go rustle up another snack to eat and read my book. It just got really, really interesting!