day in the life // may 2014

May 29, 2014

Last week I decided it was time for another day in the life. I recorded everything on Instagram, but here it is again all together.


5:37 am : the day begins with coffee. Liam has been awake for half an hour already so I just brought him out with me.

5:45 am : Meredith woke up crying asking to hold me. Now I have both of them on my lap. It’s going to be a sub-par Bible study this morning. 

6:04 am : working on a God-centered mindset in the midst of distraction.


6:24 am : morning routine includes bottle prep. I have a helper for everything.

7:10 am : conquered the getting dressed meltdown and are headed out the door. (Five minutes later, that is, since someone had to dirty his diaper right as we were leaving.) (Make that ten minutes later, since someone didn’t want to leave her coloring and then insisted on having crackers.)

7:29 am : daycare dropoff. Preschool room was crazy, baby room was calm. In and out.


7:58 am : settling in at work. I’m actually alone in the clinic today. I got my rooms set up and now I’m checking charts waiting for the first patient. 

8:04 am : I have time to eat a little breakfast, which is blueberry maple refrigerated oatmeal.

8:49 am : first patient is here and set up. this is what we’ve got going on.


10:35 am : things got really crazy at work being alone and having three patients come at once. Finally sitting down again; quick twitter break. 

11:39am : ran away to spend some time with my buddy the breast pump. this is very late to be pumping but it was so hard to get away. 

12:26 pm : having a pre-lunch snack (dark chocolate covered almonds) and logging my calories so far. things have settled down in the clinic. 


1:34pm : lunch. there was a birthday potluck today so obviously I had to have cake. I also ate enchilada casserole and salad.

2:09pm : I am pretty worn out after that super busy morning. another cup of coffee while I prep charts for tomorrow.

 3:51pm : time to get down to the business of documenting what I’ve done today. still have one patient here but I have all my charting left to do.


4:47pm : pumped once more then I’m out of here. Running a bit late.

5:03pm : this is my exercise time. I planned to run but because I’m running late and feeling stressed we’re just going to have a little yoga situation instead.

5:37pm : daycare pickup time. Liam is my responsibility and David gets Meredith. we both end up there around the same time and it’s just better when we split them this way.


6:22pm : we’re all in the car headed for a spontaneous dinner at my in-laws’ house. little lady is singing nursery rhymes as usual. she yelled at us when we tried to sing too.

6:37pm : the great thing about dinner at the in-laws’ house is I get to rest a bit. starting a frivolous pleasure read tonight while the food cooks. 

7:04pm : breakfast for dinner.


7:19pm : puzzles with papa and cousin Lily.

8:29pm : home and we immediately divide and conquer for bedtime routine. Meredith scraped her knees tonight and has two tiny cuts but I can hear her from the other room claiming she can’t walk.

8:45pm : everyone is ready for bed. dramatics over Meredith’s two boo-boos are still happening and Liam spit out half his antibiotic which makes me irrationally angry but we’ve almost made it.

9:07pm : lights out. one day soon we need to get these kids out of our bed but for now they are cuddled up against me and I sure don’t hate it. 

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Comments on day in the life // may 2014

  1. 1

    From Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout:

    My baby’s babysitter spoils me so much… I don’t ever have to prep or wash bottles for her! I just drop off frozen bags of milk and she does the rest. Freakin’ awesome.
    I love these DitL posts! I should do another one sometime soon. I think you mentioned this yesterday, but it really is such a great memorykeeping tool.

  2. 2

    From kapachino:

    You really ARE spoiled! Daycare with a baby is so much more intense than with a preschooler, and I had gotten used to the ease of no prep so it was really overwhelming to go back to that! Nowadays it’s gotten to be habit and routine so it’s not too bad, and I also have to mention that my husband washed the bottles each night so that’s one less thing for me to do. :)

  3. 3

    From Nora:

    I enjoyed following your day last week! I had to laugh at the boo-boo situation with M, because my youngest bonus kidlet is a drama queen about every.single.cut. Like ones I can’t even see but she swears are there (or were there) and I’m pretty sure if I let her she would be covered in band-aids with Hello Kitty and Princesses on them.

  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    Band-aids make everything better, don’t they?? We ran out the other day and you would’ve thought it was the end of the world.

  5. 5

    From chris stagg:

    breakfast for dinner is the best!

  6. 6

    From Sarah:

    I’m laughing at the comment about Meredith not wanting you to sing along. Recently whenever I start to sing, my daughter looks at me and says “no! no!” They definitely have their random desires, don’t they?

  7. 7

    From kapachino:

    Mine says, “Not you!” I won’t take it personally. :)

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