A day in the life of…

Wake up at 5 am with 2 cats climbing all over the bed and dog crying to go out.  Listen to baby monitor to make sure baby is still asleep while husband walks dog and feeds animals. Rush through shower —  Make sure to get all the shampoo out.  Throw on bathrobe as baby cries.  Try to nurse a baby who is fixated with towel on head.  Remove towel.  Nurse baby. Change baby’s diaper. Give baby to husband.  Remove soaking wet bathrobe.  Get dressed.  Do make up and hair with baby sitting outside bathroom staring.  Change poopy diaper.  Dress baby.  Pack breast pump, parts, and bottles.  Pack baby’s food.  Eat a banana (share it with the baby).  Drink some juice (share it with the baby).  Change baby’s shirt that got wet from juice.  Take dog outside with baby for one last pee before being abandoned for the day.  Put baby in car seat.  Give dog and cats a treat.  Drive to train station with husband — quick kiss goodbye.  Put baby in stroller.  Race to get the train.  Take baby out of stroller.  Bounce baby for 45 minutes on train — say hello to everyone who gets on and goodbye to everyone who gets off.  Sing to tired baby and try to get him to sleep on loud train.  Put baby back in stroller.  Carry stroller down stairs to subway level then upstairs to subway platform.  Wait for train.  Board train and hope baby stays asleep.  Take baby out of stroller.  Bounce baby.  Put baby back in stroller.  Carry baby up subway stairs.  Give baby to nanny — quick kiss goodbye.  Back on subway.  Get to office.  Turn on computer.  Make oatmeal and lactation tea.  Eat oatmeal.  Check emails.  More tea.  Work.  More tea.  Pump.  Talk to mom.  Facebook.  More tea.  Work.  Lunch.  Pump.  Email.  Blog.  Work.  Pump.  Email.  Run to train station with stroller.  Pick up baby from nanny at train station.  Kiss baby.    Put baby in stroller.  Board train.  Take baby out of stroller.  Bounce baby.  Say hello to everyone who gets on train and goodbye to everyone who gets off.  Feed baby cheese to keep him happy.  Eat cheese to keep me happy.  Put baby back in stroller.  Get off train.  Carry baby down stairs from platform because elevator has been out for months.  Put baby in car seat.  Say hello to husband.  Go home.  Let dog out.  Give baby to husband to bathe.  Unpack diaper bag.  Start a load of laundry.  Change into PJs.  Dry off baby.  Put on baby’s PJs.  Dance and sing to keep baby happy.  Play on floor with baby.  Take things out of baby’s mouth.  Nurse baby.  Try to put baby in crib.  Pick baby back up.  Play on floor with baby.  Nurse baby.  Try to put baby in crib.  Pick baby back up.  Play on floor with baby.  Nurse baby.  Try to put baby in crib — quiet kiss goodnight.  Sneak out of room as quietly as possible.  Pet cats.  Pet dog.  Put laundry in dryer.  Eat dinner (which husband has so graciously cooked!).  Wash baby food containers and bottles.  Make baby’s food for next day.  Pack diaper bag for next day.  Fold laundry.  Pump.  Wash pump parts and bottles.  Make bottle for next day.  Say goodnight to husband — quick kiss goodnight.  Get into bed and listen at monitor for baby crying.  Turn off light.  Get up and feed crying baby.  Go back to bed.  Listen at monitor for baby crying.  Go to sleep.  Listen at monitor for baby crying.  Get up and feed crying baby.  Go back to bed.  Listen at monitor for baby crying.  Go to sleep.  Wake up at 5 am with 2 cats climbing all over the bed……

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3 Responses to A day in the life of…

  1. Dani_PA says:

    oh geez Cori this makes me tired just reading it!

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