Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Day in the Life

I had a comment on my law firm post from Jen that she would like to see a post on my day-to-day doings.  So, I thought I would provide a snapshot as to what a day in my life is actually like.  :-)

7:00 a.m. -- Wake up, E is still sleeping.  Spend time with S while he gets ready to leave for school. 

8:00 a.m. -- E wakes up, gets a diaper change, nurses, and we play for awhile while I drink my coffee.  I also move a load of laundry I washed last night from the washer to the dryer.

9:15 a.m. -- E lays down for her morning nap.  I draft a letter to the client I met last week and return his phone call from yesterday afternoon. 

9:45 a.m. -- I take the trash out to the curb and throw dinner in the crock pot. 

10:00 a.m. --  E wakes up from her morning nap waaaay too early, as evidenced by her extreme grouchiness.  Diaper change.  More coffee.  Breakfast.  I put E on the floor to play and sit by her with my laptop.  Alternate between playing with E, looking up ideas for her birthday party on Pintrest, keeping E from electrocuting/strangling herself with my laptop charger cord, and blog-reading. 

12:00 p.m. -- E nurses again and I lay her down for "morning" nap attempt #2. 

12:07 p.m. -- Success! 

12:08 p.m. -- I kick back with "50 Shades of Grey".  [S bought it for me to help with my "rehab".  ;-)]

1:00 p.m. -- S comes home for lunch, and we eat together and hang out before he has to go back to school.

1:45 p.m. -- E wakes up in a much better mood.  Diaper change.  She nurses again, eats some puffs, and we play some more.

3:30 p.m. -- Phone call from my bank regarding a networking opportunity for my new law firm.  Schedule a meeting with them for next Wednesday.

3:40 p.m. -- Decide I'm motivated enough to continue my project I started yesterday - organizing my closet and getting rid of stuff I can't/don't wear anymore.  E plays on the bed with hangers while I sort through all of my junk. 

4:15 p.m. -- E nurses and lays down for her afternoon nap.  I continue organizing and field a phone call from a friend. 

5:00 p.m. -- E poops herself awake from her nap.  Diaper change.  She then "helps" while I continue organizing.

5:45 p.m. -- S gets home, and the three of us eat dinner together.  E eats enough ham and peas to feed a small country.  (We recently discovered she LOVES ham!)  Dinner is followed by clean-up, of the dishes and the baby.  E plays until bedtime.

7:30 p.m. -- E gets a diaper change, nurses for the last time, then lays down for bed with minimal fussing (hallelujah!).  S and I each have a beer while he plays video games and I prepare for my client meeting tomorrow morning.

Whew!  Well, that about sums up a typical day for me.  Of course, some days are busier than others,  and some days E and I just play all day, but I hope that gives you a better idea of my day-to-day life.  :-)


  1. Whew, that is a lot of juggling mama! That is so awesome that you started your own firm and can work on your terms.

    1. Thank you! It sure is easier to juggle now that I am my own boss! ;-)

  2. You are hilarious. :-)
    Sully also enjoys a good puff or two. hahah!

  3. S: we don't spend time together anymore
    B: we hung out last night
    S: watching you play video games does not count

    A frequent conversation in our house!

    1. LOL, we have definitely had that conversation also. Thankfully, we haven't had it so much lately, with S not having much time for video games these days!

  4. Great post! I can totally relate to the pooping-out-of-a-nap. I used to dread when that would happen to Henry. Nothing ruins a good snooze like that.
    Good for you for being able to multi-task so well and keep your working life going with a baby. I am jealous E sleeps until 8am. I only wish I could get Henry past 7 or 7:15!!

    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. :-) Some days I definitely feel better at multi-tasking than others, haha!

      And don't be too jealous, E wakes up anywhere between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. This just happened to be a lucky 8:00 a.m. day!

  5. Ha! The phrase "poops herself awake" made me laugh aloud at work :)

    Stopping over from Growing Up Geeky