7:13- Madison starts to stir, which wakes me. I'm pretty beat from a comparatively rough night with her. She usually wakes up only once to nurse during her twelve hours of nighttime sleep. This time she woke up twice, and the second time I stupidly let her talk to her mobile for an hour, hoping she would go back to sleep on her own, before I "binkied" her.
7:15- After deciding she's probably up for the day, I head to the kitchen to eat my breakfast (Raisin Bran). She chatters happily to her mobile the whole time.
7:45- I realize she has been quiet for a few minutes. I go to check on her, and wake her up in the process. After some more cooing and a diaper change, we head to the couch and she gets some breakfast. I decide that it's a good morning for a jog.
8:30- Finally, both of us are dressed, I've stretched, and we're ready to hit the ground
|You can tell it's before the jog, because my face isn't the shade of a stop sign.|
9:15- Madison goes down for her first nap. I do some crunches, getting dog hair all over my back in the process (eww), then read some YHL.
9:40- Now that I've stopped sweating, I take a shower.
10:05- I hear Madison waking up. I make a to do list for the day while I listen to her sweet voice on the monitor.
The most pressing two things on the list were the cookies and the fifteen weeks pictures. The cookies were for a bake sale to benefit a little girl in our church. You can read all about it on their blog! And if you can't make it down to the bake sale, you can donate using the link on their blog. Every little bit helps!
10:15- Madison has second breakfast. I love my little halfling. Afterwards, it's another diaper change and then playtime. For the first fifteen minutes of her playtime, I let her play alone. She's good at entertaining herself, for which I am very grateful. While she plays behind me, I locate my cookie recipe and search for a frosting recipe.
10:40- I play with Madison. We read a couple of books, talk to each other, smile at the dog, and touch our eyes, nose, mouth, and cheeks.
11:00- I check to see if she can still roll over. For some reason, I'm convinced she'll forget how. She rolls to her back without a problem, but she's not very happy about it. We read her favorite book, which calms her down again.
11:15- I start her bath.
|I took one without the washcloths, but we try to keep it PG around here.|
|For some reason, to me it looks like she's break-dancing.|
|After I brushed it. It still dries curly, though!|
11:55- I finish cleaning the kitchen and start making cookies. Since the butter hasn't gotten soft yet, I start with the flour mixture.
12:13- Maybe I jumped the gun on this thing. I've been beating this butter for seven minutes, I have a massive headache, and it's still not as fluffy as it was last time. Maybe butter acts differently than margarine? I give up and start adding the flour mixture.
12:25- Madison is awake but happy in her swing, and the dough is in the fridge. I make a sandwich and enjoy my lunch.
|The book is my favorite part of lunch, but the ranch on my sandwich isn't half bad, either!|
1:15- Now that the nursery is clean, I decide I've earned a quick break. Besides, my head still hurts really badly. I read Matthew 17 & 18. Pretty good stuff, but I guess so is any other passage I've read lately.
1:30- I turn off her swing. She's still asleep, but it's been more than three hours since she ate, and I know she'll be grumpy when she wakes up if I let her sleep much longer. That does the trick. She wakes up for some lunch, and then we take her weekly pictures. Can you believe she's fifteen weeks old?!
|I couldn't resist picking a shot of her holding her foot, even though she didn't smile in any of those. But I had to show off her new trick, right?|
|For some reason, the best shots of her are always the ones where I have the framing all off. Boo.|
2:42- I give her "Mr. Binks" then go to roll the cookies.
2:55- Mom comes over. The first batch of cookies goes in the oven.
3:13- Mom is gone (come on, do you really think she was here to see me)? Second batch of cookies goes in the oven.
3:23- I text Michelle to see if I should make plain cookies, or cookie sandwiches.
3:24- Get Madison's clothes out of the dryer.
3:27- I receive a reply from Michelle. She says "whatever is easier". So not helpful!!! I eat a cookie, my feelings, and a glass of milk.
3:34- Madison starts to wake up
|I wish this was how I felt every time I woke up!|
3:45- I feed Madison.
4:12- While Madison plays, I upload and post pictures to Facebook, then call the insurance company and the hospital's business office. Once I hang up with the business office, having accomplished a big fat nothing thanks to the lack of customer service, Madison and I play some more. She spends most of the next hour sitting up (with assistance) and watching the dog.
5:15- Daddy's home! My headache has also returned. While Madison chills on the couch, I
5:40- Pat leaves to play a show at a local church, I eat my dinner. I finish posting my pics to Facebook, then around 7:00 move a very sleepy Madi to her crib and decide to take the rest of the day (night) off. I read a good portion of Riven by Jerry B. Jenkins, watch a strange mix of Survivor, Suburgatory, and The X Factor, then finally settle on America's Next Top Model All Stars.
8:45- Pat gets home. I hit the sack about 9:15.
Do you ever wonder where your time goes? Do you take more than 100 pictures in a day? Have you ever found a dog hair in your mouth? Because that totally just happened to me.
Okay, I'm off to brush my teeth again. Have a great day!