3:00am - I wake up and realize that Emily has not yet been up. Brian stirs as well and I share the news with him.
3:50am - Jinxed myself. She's up. I head upstairs to give her a bottle and a little rocking.
4:13am - I head back to bed.
4:20am - She starts to fuss again. I sent Brian up to check on her.
4:30am - He returns.
4:37am - Fussing again. My turn.
4:50am - Finally crawling back into bed with the hope of sleep.
5:00am - Alarm goes off... time to exercise! Screw that today!
6:15am - I never hear Brian's alarm go off at 5:50, and finally wake up. Jump in the shower to rinse off, spray some Dry Shampoo in the hair (Seriously my new favorite thing! I actually get angry when I actually have to shampoo, blow dry, and fix my hair now), make up, and dressed for the day.
6:40am - Get the girls up. Usually a bottle for Em first, then we head to Leah's room if she is still sleeping. She seems to wake up in a much better mood if her sister wakes her up.
6:50am - Get the girls dressed. I let Leah pick out Em's clothes. She usually wants to match whatever she happens to have been dressed in.
7:00am - Out the door. Brian currently takes Em to his parents.
7:05am - Leah and I are usually a few minutes behind Brian out the door. Of course last minute Leah always wants something new to take with her. We are off to school.
7:15am - Entering construction traffic on the highway. It adds an extra 20 minutes to my commute right now.
7:50am: 29 miles later, finally get off the highway.
7:58am - quick little walk from the parking garage to my office, across the street from the beautiful St. Louis Union Station.
8:00am - Finally settled in at my office. Pull out my breakfast. Check my emails. Finally feel like I can catch my breath! Time to get busy. Query writing, excel doing....
11:15am - If its Tuesday or Thursday, its time for boot camp. Otherwise its time to munch on Lunch while I work.
1:00pm - Fridays, time to run. This particular day I ran 4.5 miles, at a 10 minute pace, and walked another 0.25 miles in my warm up and cool down. Yep, Im awesome!
2:00pm - Back to my desk. Try my best to cool down.
2:30pm - Study time!
4:30pm - Time to call it quits. Ready to end my time as Kim and start back up my job of Mommy/wife.
5:00pm - If I need too, pick up Leah from daycare.
5:15pm - Home sweet home.
6:15pm - Brian usually gets home. I immediately hand Emily over to him so I can finish up dinner.
6:35pm - Time to fill our bellies.
7:00pm - Bedtime for Em. Bath (if its a bath night), PJs, swaddled, rocked. Placed against the far wall of her crib because she is crazy and needs to rub her head/face against something. Whatever gets her to sleep...
7:20pm - Leah time. Sometimes I am spoiled and Brian and Leah continue playing until I ruin the fun with making her get in the bath or get ready for bed. But sometimes I get some one on one time with my girl by going for a walk outside, watching a show with her, or hanging out in the loft.
8:00pm - First attempt to get Leah to start going to bed. It usually fails.
8:30pm - Second attempt to get Leah ready for bed. Pjs on and mommy reads a book or two to her.
8:45pm - Good night hugs and kisses, "I love yous" and a lecture about how we need to stay in our bed until the sun comes up. I get sent to get daddy who "scares away the monsters" and lays with her. I head down stairs to clean up, get bottles ready for Em, pack my lunch and clothes for the next day, do a little laundry, and veg out for a new minutes.
9:15pm - Give Em a dream feed of 4 oz. Check on Brian and Leah if I havent heard Brian come out of her room yet. Its becoming pretty common that I find Brian passed out with her. This particular time he didnt even wake up to my pokes and shakes.... so I let him be.
9:30pm - In bed, passing out!