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Thursday, January 04, 2007Now, first let me be clear that this is not a mommy-martyr post. I am far from the busiest mom in the world and I’m the first one to admit it. This post was more just an interesting way for me to get a glimpse of how timing works out in the day. It’s also a post to put things in perspective for me after I have conversations with my mother.
Now to note, I have the world’s best mom. She is absolutely amazing and I couldn’t adore her more. Seriously, I am incredibly blessed. The ONLY issue I ever have with my mom is her constant refrain that if I’d only “schedule my time better” that I could manage to have a clean house. ;) So…with that in mind, I decided to keep a log of what I did today. (I guess instead of the 2 minutes at a time that I spent updating my list I could have spent those 2 minute bursts cleaning…lol)
So here we go…from midnight to midnight, this was my day. (Estimating what will happen in the last hour or so, since it is 10:30 pm as I post this)
Midnight Nurse Emmitt
4:30 am Nurse Emmitt
7:00 am Nurse Emmitt
8:00 am Wake up, go get Elnora and get her changed and dressed
8:30 am Pump milk for milk bank freeze milk, clean pump parts (read emails while pumping)
9:00 am Get Emmitt up, change and dress him
9:15 am Get breakfast for Nora and I (waffles! Mmm)
9:30 am Finish catching up on email while Nora eats, scan forums (work ones and the BabyCenter forum I host)
10:00 am Nurse Emmitt
10:15 am: Work on Search Engine Guide while Nora watches cartoons
Noon: Nurse Emmitt
12:15 pm Go to basement, check food stock for lunch and pull meat out of freezer for dinner
12:30 pm Feed Nora lunch, unload and reload dishwasher while she eats
1:00 pm Play the “let’s pick up the living room” game
1:15 pm Put Elnora down for a nap
1:30 pm Take a shower
1:45 pm Work on Search Engine Guide
2:15 pm Nurse Emmitt
2:30 pm Visit with a work friend that showed up for a surprise visit
4:00 pm Nurse Emmitt
4:15 pm Talk to a reporter from the Washington Post
4:45 pm Get Nora up from her nap and get her a snack and something to drink
5:00 pm Start thawing out chicken for dinner while working on Search Engine Guide
5:30 pm Take a break from work to go make salad, get chicken ready to fry and get pasta ready to cook
6:00 pm Nurse Emmitt
6:20 pm Start cooking dinner
7:15 pm Pack dinner, delivery to friend who just had a baby while Greg feeds Elnora dinner
8:10 pm Get home, eat dinner
8:30 pm Nurse Emmitt while Greg puts Elnora to bed
8:45 pm Finish up Search Engine Guide work
9:30 pm Nurse Emmitt
10:00 pm Here I sit working on The Lactivist
Add in about 15 total diaper changes between the two kids, a few snacks here and there for the kids or I, random phone calls, letting the dog out, feeding the dog, potty breaks, you know all that random fun stuff. Nora was supposed to get a bath today, so was Emmitt. I was supposed to grocery shop today, but Greg’s truck is broke and he had the car. Didn’t get any laundry done either.
What’s between now and midnight? I’ll likely watch an hour of TV while I visit a few forums, read through the last of my emails and unwind for a bit. At 11ish, I’ll pump again, then get Emmitt settled into bed clean up the toys in the living room and go to sleep myself around 11:30 or midnight.
Now, when exactly is it that I’m supposed to clean?