Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Morning Routine

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.

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6:07 am Coffee Coffee Coffee

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6:11 am - I pack Dan's lunch, give him a goodbye kiss, and send him off to work

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6:15 am I sit down to drink my coffee and blog.  One of my favorite parts of the day!

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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!).  

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7:15: I hear Ina stirring.  She coos as I walk up the stairs.  I immediately change her diaper.  Those things get full overnight.

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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.  

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7:50 I do (minimal) hair and makeup while Ina plays with herself in the mirror, or with my toothbrush.

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8:05 Breakfast time!  I throw all my smoothie ingredients into the blender.  Ina supervises.

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8:10 Before I blend my smoothie I pack my lunch - I know I am running behind, so everything gets thrown together fast.

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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.

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8:30 am - The hardest part of my day - kissing Ina goodbye.  

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8:34 am - Out the door.  Only 4 minutes late!  Boo-ya!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, really interesting! I like hearing about how other people do their mornings. Mornings can be tough and have been a really hard part of my life lately because I work from home or usually have mornings "free." It's easy to not be productive and just stay in my drink coffee/blog mode like you do as well!

    Thanks for sharing!


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