12:53am Wake up and soothe a fussy Carter aka shove a sootie in baby's mouth and turn the vibrate on the bouncy seat. He has to sleep upright because of acid reflux. Yep, that's as fun as it sounds. 12:58 put sootie back in mouth. Sleep.
4:15am Wake up, put sootie in, back in bed, up again in 5 minutes, repeat. Finally give in and feed Carter at 4:38. Have to change outfit because he's managed to soak his clothes despite the fact that only half the diaper is wet.
5:12am Back to bed. Get out of bed twice to reassure Carter that yes, we do have to go back to sleep
6:30am Madison wakes up and calls for me. She wants to "cuddle in Mommy's bed" so I bring her back to my room. She falls back asleep with her face approximately 1/2 inch from mine. It's mildly creepy.
7:00am Get out of bed and head for the shower. Get clean, get partially dressed, blow dry, make-up, flat-iron, put on remaining clothes
7:20 Ready. Madison wakes up. Pee, brush teeth, get dressed, strawberry milk on couch while watching Odd Squad
7:35 I get my coffee and sit down
7:36 Carter wakes up. I stare longingly at my coffee. Go get baby. Change diaper. Enjoy beautiful morning smiles. Feed baby. Other baby eating granola bar (it's like she's a mini-adult)
8:00 Pile Madison, Carter, diaper bag, suitcase full of toys, bouncy seat, purse, work bag, and myself into car. Drop off all kids and kid-related items at mom's. Head to work.
8:30 At desk finally drinking coffee. A very, very large coffee. Prepare for day's lesson, grade, and otherwise do my job.
11:00 Go teach composition. Eat an apple on the way.
12:15 Back in office responding to drafts. Suck down some yogurt with granola. Wish I had a large pepperoni pizza.
1:15 Leave work.
2:00 Home. Eat Lunch. Quickly pick up house and get all the dishes in the dishwasher. I manage to horde all dirty dishes on the countertop RIGHT ABOVE the empty dishwasher until I have a full load. It's a sickness.
3:00 Head to mom's. Feed Carter and play there before heading home.
4:00 Arrive home. Carter pukes on me. I stare at my disgustingly soaked pajama pants and wonder if I have any that are clean.
4:30 I start a load of laundry. Madison helps. Afterwards we run around the red wall for 15 minutes while Carter watches, a look of confusion on his cute baby face. He falls asleep.
5:00 Start dinner. Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato pasta with a salad.
5:30 Play Berry Big City Cafe (a Strawberry Shortcake thing) with Madison. This involves a lot of talking in a high pitched voice for some reason.
6:00 Carter wakes up
6:15 Everyone gets to eat dinner but me as I feed Carter.
6:45 I get to eat dinner since everyone else is done. Then I get to clean everything up. Aren't I a lucky girl? :)
7:00 Playing Go to the Ball with Madison (aka Elsa in her beautiful sparkling, singing gown). I get to be Anna. We dance. We sing. We are awesome.
7:45 Get Madison ready for bed. She watches videos on YouTube with Daddy while I play with Carter.
8:30 Madison heads to bed with Daddy. Carter decides he's hungry again, so I feed him. He takes his time with this one.
9:30 Carter is finally done nursing his 6 ounce bottle, and he is now relaxing in his bouncy seat watching some television. He's fond of the news I guess.
10:00 Put Carter to bed. I get ready for bed - turn off lights, get bottle ready for night feeding, wash face, in bed.
10:10 Hop out of bed to ssshhh Carter a bit
10:11 Back in bed.
10:17 Sshhhh Carter. Sootie in mouth. Back in bed.
11:38 Madison has a nightmare. I get in bed with her an rub her back until she stops making those horrible nightmare-having-noises.
11:42 Back to bed.
Sounds like fun, right?
This was a Tuesday which is a strange cross between work day and home day. I often joke that I am a full-time college professor and a full-time mom as my job allows me to split my days. This means I end up doing a lot of work at night and on the weekends, but it's worth it. Afterall....
Wednesday morning before heading to Madison's gymnastics
Monday morning before bringing Carter to the doctor
Carter at the doctor's
Dinner last night