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a day in my life…

1:30 a.m.

LK wakes up hungry and ready to eat. As much as I’d like to speed this process up, I can’t. I end up going back to bed just after 2 a.m.

3:59 a.m.

LK wakes up again wanting to eat. I’m back in bed by 4:30 a.m.

6:30 a.m.

My alarm clock goes off. I would love to sleep in, but it’s M’s first day of school. I stumble in the kitchen and was pleasantly surprised to see Mr. Weekly Bite had not only set up the coffee maker for me…

…but he also laid out M’s breakfast plate & lunch box.

That made my day. It’s the little things that make me happy πŸ™‚

6:50 a.m.

M’s lunch & breakfast are made.

In her lunch box was a sunflower butter sammie, wheat pretzels, sliced peaches & blueberries, & animal crackers.

M’s breakfast was a toasted whole grain blueberry bagel with cream cheese & sliced peaches.

6:55 a.m.

Both M & LK wake up at the same time. I put LK in her bouncy chair and get M ready for Β her first day of school.

I told M to give me her “happy first day of school face.” This is what she did.

7:15 a.m.

M eats breakfast while I feed LK and eat my peanut butter toast.

8:00 a.m.

Load the girls up in the car and take M to her first day of school.

9:00 a.m.

LK tags along my doctor’s appointment.

10:00 a.m.

Lace up my running shoes, put LK’s car seat in the jogging stroller and go for a little walk/light jog.

11:15 a.m.

Feed LK

11:45 a.m.

Finally do the dishes that have been piling up all morning.


12:00 p.m.

Time to pick M up from school.

1:00 p.m.


M finally goes down for a nap. This is normally my time to do some computer work or take a little snooze myself… but LK had other plans for me. She was not a happy camper πŸ™ Just to give you an idea… we both had to change outfits.

3:15 p.m.

M wakes up from her nap and LK is still pretty fussy. Poor kid.

4:00 p.m.

Mail time!

One of M’s favorite part of the day is checking mail. We went out to check the mail and found a package at the front door. It was a gift for both LK & M.

M was one happy girl.

5:00 p.m.

LK finally falls asleep.

5:15 p.m.

I start to get dinner ready.

We had a simple dinner of roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, and steak.

6:15 p.m.

Mr. Weekly Bite is home from work & we finally sit down to eat dinner.

6:45 p.m.

Mr. Weekly Bite takes over kid duty and I clean the dishes.

7:15 p.m.

M brushes her teeth & changes into her pj’s. She gets to watch one show before bedtime.

7:45 p.m.

M goes to bed.

8 – 10:00 p.m.

Mr. Weekly Bite & I use this time to talk about our day, watch our favorite TV shows.

10:15 p.m.

I go to sleep and keep my fingers crossed that LK sleeps just a little longer than the night before and do the whole thing all over again.

The. End.


15 Responses

  1. Pilar said on August 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Amazing! I loved reading what my beautiful prima does every day. I’m in awe of how balanced everything seems.

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on August 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Thanks Pilar πŸ™‚ As balanced as everything seems… it’s actually pretty chaotic πŸ™‚

  3. Shari @ The Daily Dish said on August 23, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Being a mommy is certainly tough! Looks like you do a great job! πŸ™‚

  4. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on August 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Love that first picture of M! So funny.

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet said on August 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I LOVE this post. How the heck will I ever have a kid? Yikes.

  6. Estela - Weekly Bite said on August 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Haha! I think you will be a great mom πŸ™‚

  7. Sarah said on August 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Whew! It does sound chaotic, but- is it crazy that this post has me excited about my own coming baby?:-)

  8. Regan @ The Professional Palate said on August 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    It’s like being a hamster on a wheel, right?

    How well I can relate!

  9. Krystyn said on August 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    WOW! It’s nice to see other women going through the same thing that I do! My hat is off to you for getting a little walk/run in there too. Way to go!

  10. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on August 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Oh…how I can relate to this! Almost to the minute! LOL

    yay for M having a good first day. I think our girls would be the best of friends. πŸ™‚

  11. Estela - Weekly Bite said on August 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I think our girls would be the best of friends too πŸ™‚

  12. Estela - Weekly Bite said on August 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Regan – Being on a hamster wheel is the best way to describe it! I couldn’t have said it better πŸ™‚

  13. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on August 23, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Ah, motherhood with two kids! Those were the days. Hopefully you will get a little extra rest in there soon! I’m thinking about you my friend!

  14. Kristin @ STUFT Mama said on August 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Oh man, I feel you. I remember the days when my twins were young and still needing to be fed every couple of hours. You’re amazing! my guys are 20 months now and all over the place! πŸ™‚ I’m so impressed with your photos of your day. πŸ™‚

  15. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on August 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Ok, wow. I’m tired just reading this! πŸ™‚