I realized I haven't blogged in a quite a long time. Then I thought about my schedule and how every single minute is completely booked. (Okay there's about an hour and a half there of napping/comatose television watching, so I guess I could be using that time to write a screenplay, learn Japanese, or volunteer with homeless, handicapped kittens.)
I know many moms out there in Arlington are probably living this nearly exact same day. If so, post a comment and let me know how you do it, because I'm still trying to figure it out!
So here it is. A day in the life of a working mom—by the minute.
7 a.m. – wake up and nurse the baby
7:15 – change poopy diaper and dress baby for the day
7:30 – pass the baby off to his Dad and get myself ready for the day
8:00 – feed the baby breakfast: oatmeal, yogurt and fruit puree
8:15 – clean up the baby and pump breastmilk for his lunch
8:30 – nanny arrives
8:35 - walk the dog
8:45 – drive to work
9:30 to 6 p.m. (sometimes 7, latest 7:30) – work
6/7:00 – race home usually running red lights to maximize time with Charlie before he goes to sleep
7:00 – arrive home, quickly change, pee and put away milk I pumped at work
7:05 – nurse the baby
7:15-7:45 – fun family play time
7:45-8 – micronap while Daddy gets baby ready for bed
8:00 – nurse the baby, snuggle and put him down for the night (this is my favorite part of the day)
8:30 – dinner
9-10:30 – mindlessly watch TV, fall asleep on the couch
10:30-11 – blog, answer work emails, facebook, email friends
11 – pump breastmilk while listening to Fresh Air on the NPR app
11:15 – brush teeth, clean and organize breast milk bottles and diaper bag for the the next day
11:30- Fall asleep. Very, very fast asleep.