When I was on maternity leave I thought going back to work would be impossible. Of course leaving Ina was a huge part of this, but I also had no idea how I would have time for everything else, especially my morning tasks. I just couldn't see how I could possibly get everything done in the morning that I wanted to.
I was right. (I hate when that happens.)
I don't get everything I want finished before I walk out the door, but I usually finish the necessary stuff (feed Ina, bathe, dress myself, etc.) and most of the extras (running, blogging, packing lunch).
So, although no morning is the same around here, I thought I would break down yesterday morning.
5:45 am - I wake up to Ina nuzzling me because she is hungry. She woke up sometime in her crib in the middle of the night, and because I was being lazy, I just brought her back to bed with us. I check my phone as I start to feed her and realize I slept in. Darn! I usually wake up around 4:45.
6:07 am Coffee Coffee Coffee
6:11 am - I pack Dan's lunch, give him a goodbye kiss, and send him off to work
6:15 am I sit down to drink my coffee and blog. One of my favorite parts of the day!
6:45 am I have some work to finish up from my part-time job. Computer #2 of 3 for the day. I usually would run around this time, but Kim and I were planning on running at night. (We did and it was awesome!).
7:15: I hear Ina stirring. She coos as I walk up the stairs. I immediately change her diaper. Those things get full overnight.
7:20 I put Ina on a quilt on the bathroom floor while I take a shower. I sing songs to her the whole time (our current fave is Six Little Ducks) and she plays with her cup.
7:50 I do (minimal) hair and makeup while Ina plays with herself in the mirror, or with my toothbrush.
8:05 Breakfast time! I throw all my smoothie ingredients into the blender. Ina supervises.
8:10 Before I blend my smoothie I pack my lunch - I know I am running behind, so everything gets thrown together fast.
8:15 I feed Ina while I drink my smoothie. Multi-tasking at its finest. Ina stops eating frequently because she wants to put my cup in her mouth. I have started a bad habit.
8:30 am - The hardest part of my day - kissing Ina goodbye.
8:34 am - Out the door. Only 4 minutes late! Boo-ya!