Happy Monday Friends!
The last time I did one of these post’s was back in August, right before RJ turned one. GOODNESS have things changed around here! I’m learning daily how to juggle being a wife, a mom, a business woman and a friend. Let me just be the first to tell you, that there are days that I go without a shower, never finish my first cup of coffee, have mismatch socks on (this happened today), forget to get milk at the store when that is the only thing I went in for… the list goes on… I AM SO FAR FROM BEING PERFECT!
5:00am // RISE AND SHINE//
I look at the clock, the monitor screen and baby girl is still out! That means I get a little quiet time in the morning or I head out to teach TRX. I love getting up slowly, making some coffee and reading a book, recently The Best Yes, which has been rockin my world! I also answer emails and catch up on my social media.
6:30 – 8:00am // RJ IS UP & BREAKFAST//
I love our mornings together most days, very slow and in our jammies. RJ has about an 8 ounce bottle of milk (she’s off formula). Now I would like to tell you that were doing something super fun and educational, but nope in all reality we might be watching Disney Jr. or The Today Show while we enjoy breakfast. RJ eats anything I eat, she just takes a lot longer. She doesn’t want me to feed her, so it’s me putting a scoop of oatmeal on a spoon and letting her feed herself. Repeat.
8:00 – 9:00am // MORNING WALK WITH BOSCO //
RJ still takes her morning nap most mornings. She will definitely go down when we go on our walk with Bosco. We walk about 3 easy miles and then head back home to get ready for the gym. I catch up on more comments, emails, phone calls, texts and IG while we walk.
9:00 – 10:30am // GYM //
I love that we go to a gym where RJ loves the childcare. She always gets excited to play with friends and has such a great time. I, too, have a great time getting my bootie kicked in SPIN class or doing some weights. After class, I take a shower and then we head out.
10:30 – 11:30am // PARK //
We get out to the park everyday! I love watching RJ learn and explore on all the play equipment and I am also blessed to have a lot of friends that are stay-at-home moms and they bring their kiddos and we catch up on life.
12:00 – 12:30pm // LUNCH //
If it’s not at the park, we enjoy something thrown together at home. Right now, it has been peanut butter sandwiches, string cheese chicken sausage and peas. I am having a hard time making sure that RJ eats a lot of greens, unless she has a smoothie. It’s more me needing to prep than anything else. I am just lucky if I get her to have 10 peas!
12:30 – 2:30pm // NAP TIME //
I would love to say that RJ takes a two hour nap (rarely), we have a great night time sleeper, but afternoon naps are anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour if we are lucky! I know I could try and cut out her morning nap, we tried that and it didn’t work. So whatever time I do get alone I usually pick up the house, blog (like I am doing now), or catch up on Shred stuff.
2:30 – 4:30pm // PLAY TIME + AFTERNOON WALK //
I am trying to find more hands-on fun things that RJ can do, like finger painting, motor skills, signing, scenery stuff… but man, I need to get with it! I pin like a million things on Pinterest, but I have yet to really do too many of them. We also take Bosco for an afternoon walk, a lot shorter than our morning walk, but it’s always nice to get out one more time.
In there we have a snack, which right now happens on the kitchen floor. We enjoy apple slices, meat and cheese 🙂 (with our tiaras on of course).
4:30 – 5:30pm // DAD’S HOME //
Most days Hubby is home by 5pm and I am trying to figure out what’s for dinner, but lately I have been using the crockpot so I don’t even have to think about anything, except what’s on the side. We eat a lot earlier these days and I kind of like it. While Dad plays with RJ, I try and freshin’ up… take my nail polish off… breathe for just two seconds…
5:30 – 6:30pm // DINNER //
Would love to say that we all sit around the dinner table and have a wonderful peaceful meal together, but I would be lying! RJ hates her high chair. She sits in it for like 3-4 minutes throws her food on the floor and most of the time ends up on one of our laps while we try and make sure she gets some kind of dinner in her. She then scoots all over the house while we try and eat. This is a process.
6:30 – 7:30pm // BED TIME ROUTINE //
If we are not at Tuesday night community group or Thursday night friends dinner, we are giving RJ a bath (while the other does the dishes), reading her a story or two, brushing teeth, feeding RJ her last milk bottle of the day (8 more ounces), and singing her a song. Then, off to bed she goes. Sometimes she cries for about 2 minutes and then she passes out. Other times longer and we have to be patient and then she conks out!
7:30 – 9:00pm // WORK //
We both sit our booties on the couch and exhale… The Hubby and I catch up on our days and then normally we both have to get work done. He has side business and I have my Shreds, Refresh Summit, Refresh Attire and Bloggy stuff to work on. By 9:00pm we are both spent (in a good way). If we don’ t have energy to work, we play a game, watch a movie or just relax. Once a week we do get away and have a fun date night (but those will be few and far these next two months).
9:00pm // BED TIME //
Yep, were that old couple… lol… we get into bed by 9:00pm and probably fall asleep by 9:30pm at the latest (it’s the secret to being a morning person). Wouldn’t it be nice to say I read, rarely happens.
As you can see it’s quite the fun juggling act, but I love it! When the weekends roll around and Hubby is home, he is such a huge help! I don’t ever want him to go back to work on Monday’s. 😉 It’s not a perfect schedule and it won’t ever be, but it works for us..for this season.
Question: What is your bed time?