I just love it when other bloggers do a "Day in the Life" post, because I find it to be a really interesting read. I have wanted to do one of these posts for awhile, but then I wake up and get so busy with the day that I forget to document what we are doing. Last Friday, I made an effort to take pictures and write down things that we did throughout the day for this post. I want to be able to look back at what life was like before we add another sweet baby girl to our family (in less than 9 weeks)!
5:30 a.m. John wakes up for work, and I wake up with him to make his breakfast and coffee and get him out the door by 6:00 a.m.
6:00 a.m. John leaves and I eat my breakfast and catch up on a TV show (on Friday I was watching Thursday night's episode of Parenthood).
7:00 a.m. I spend about an hour drinking my coffee and working on Blog Stuff! I will publish my post of the day (Friday Favorites) and answer reader emails, respond to comments, etc. I also update my planner, check our bank account, pay bills, etc during this time!
7:45 a.m. I get my What to Expect weekly update alert! Hello 30 weeks, you sound so much better than 29 weeks!
8:00 a.m. is wake up time for the girls. Sometimes they are awake a bit earlier and other times they are still asleep, but I always go in there exactly at 8 to get the day started!
8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m is when I get the girls dressed and ready for the day. They go potty, brush teeth, comb hair, etc. We usually try to FaceTime with Daddy at this point! Then the girls always want to look in the mirror and/or take daily pictures of their outfits! Today was a good day for Halloween shirts!
8:30 a.m. I set the girls up with books to read and I go get myself dressed and ready!
9:00a.m. Everyone is ready and we head downstairs for Breakfast!!! The girls will usually put in a request for what they want, and Pop-Pop always stops by to eat with us! Today we had plain Greek Yogurt with cinnamon and honey on it and clementines (or baby oranges).
9:30 a.m. We headed out the door to run some errands. Today we made a trip to the mall to pick up a few things that we needed! I don't know if Lacie realizes that in 9 weeks she will be getting evicted from that top seat!
We tried to take a selfie but it was a bit too bright!
My 30 week bump and a much needed Starbucks!
11:30 a.m. We got home and the girls had some play time while I made lunch. They did some cooking of their own!
12 noon - The girls ate a lunch of Spinach Omelets and Bananas per Lacie's request!
12:30 p.m. We head upstairs and I put some Thieves oil on the girls' feet and set it up in the diffuser just as a precaution in case we picked up any germs at the mall. Hi, my name is Lindsay and I am a total germaphobe!
12:45 p.m. Both girls are already sound asleep!
1:00 p.m. I head downstairs and do a load of laundry. I do at least one load everyday but most days I try to do two loads so that I am never behind on laundry!
Next up, I bake some Pumpkin Spice Bars (recipe coming this week). After baking and cleaning the kitchen a bit, I sit down for an hour with my feet up (doctor's orders) and watch Thursday night's Scandal.
2:30 p.m. I wake the girls up! Messy hair is a sign of a good nap!
3:00 p.m. They get an afternoon snack! They always have fruit pouches, smoothies, or apple slices for snack!
3:15 p.m. I let the girls play and of course they go back to playing with their kitchen set. This was the best investment ever! I switch over the laundry and do a few things around the house while they play with each other.
3:45 p.m. - We head outside for a walk!
4:15 p.m. We finish walking, set up a picnic blanket and the girls have time to run around and pick up leaves and rocks. I try not to have a panic attack about all of the dirt. Mommy is not into nature or dirt or bugs...but I really try my best not to pass that along to my girls and make sure they do lots of outdoor play!
5:00 p.m. Lacie had a typical three-year-old-meltdown so I knew it was time to go inside for dinner!
5:15 p.m. After lots of hand washing, the girls ate dinner - black &white beans, cheese, strawberries, and broccoli/cauliflower/carrots! They got pumpkin marshmallows for a treat!
5:45 p.m. We headed upstairs for bathtime! No one cried in the bath or spilled water out of the tub, so it was a good night!
6:15 p.m. Pink Skeleton PJs on, teeth brushed, and now time to blow dry hair! This is something we had to start again after taking a nice break in the summer (but it's too cold at night now to send them to bed with wet heads).
6:30 p.m. Since the girls were super well behaved in the bath (and let me tell you how hard it is to bend over that bathtub at 30 weeks pregnant) they got to go in Mommy and Daddy's bed to watch one episode of Sofia the First.
6:45 p.m. Daddy is finally home from work and gets a few minutes of cuddle time with the girls!
7:00 p.m. We do a quick Face Time with Grandmom and Grandpop!
Then it's time to say goodnight to the girls! John and I head downstairs to have our dinner and relax on the couch and catch up on our shows! We get a mini date night every night which is the best part about the girls' early bedtime!
And that's A Day in the Life at the Hilosky House!