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Day 6 My day

Here is a glimpse of what my day today is going to look like. 

Are you ready? Put on your rollar skates…..

7am on the dot: “dadadadadada.”  Yep, Pookah is awake.  C-Dub(the hubby)” you want me to go get him?” which really translates into( I want to go get him so I can give him to you and go back to sleep.)  I breastfeed, Pookah and I get up to allow “Da Da” one more hour of sleep.

7:30am-9:00am: After seeing C-Dub off to work for the day, Pookah and I fart around: I eat some oatmeal, and fight with him to eat his oatmeal.  After making a mess(as he tries diligently to feed himself), we go change his clothes , play a little before he wants to eat again, and fall asleep.

9:00am-10:00am. ahhh, the Pookah is sleeping.  I plan at this time to put away the dishes, pick up all the toys on the den floor, and generally straighten up downstairs before he wakes up.  Instead, I spend the next 45 minutes on twitter…….

10:15am: I hear the babbling coming from the bedroom. Little man is awake.  Damn!  At least I got the dishes put away. 

10:15am -12:00pm:  I put Pookah in his walker(yes BAD mommy!) and he zooms around while I further straighten up downstairs.  I start thinking about what’s for dinner and take out whatever has to unthaw.  C-Dub calls to check in and bitch about his job.  I make the appropriate noises at the appropriate times while trying to stop Pookah from pulling stuff out of the kitchen cabinets. I’ve really got to childproof…….

12:15 pm:Breastfeeding again and Pookah passes out after lunch…..CSI is on Spike………

12:15pm-1:00pm, I sneak in lunch and watch CSI while trying to get through my google reader, and writing a post. But Twitter keeps calling me……

1:00pm If he’s still sleep: finish cleaning up downstairs. Throw a load of laundry in, and add the load in the dryer(from yesterday) to the ever growing pile of laundry to be folded…..le sigh.

1:00pm: If he’s awake, still throw a load of laundry in and attempt to fold with Pookah( the eight month old) as my ever faithful helper.

2:00pm-3:0opm:  Shower and brush my teeth while pookah is distracted in the play pen by many things I normally don’t let him have( ie my cell phone,  the remote control).

3:00pm-400pm: Sort of independent play.  I get on the carpet, spread out lots of toys and let Pookah  go for it.  He plays, he rolls, he scoots, he pulls up on furniture while I read blogs, research, check email, and play Farmville.

4:30pm: Pookah falls asleep.(Hopefully)

4:30pm-600pm: I get ready for work.  This means: Bottles need to be made, my lunch has to be packed, my work bag needs to be packed, C-Dub’s dinner needs to be made.  I need to get dressed. I need to lay out everything for bedtime JUST RIGHT so that C-Dub doesn’t have a think at all trying to put his own child to sleep.

6:00pm: C-Dub is home.  I give report, say goodbye and off I go to fight afternoon rush hour on the way downtown.

7:00pm to 7:23 am:  I work like a dog in a urban Labor and Delivery. I’ll have to write a post about that someday.

8:00am:  Home again. Pookah is awake and wants kisses and breastmilk. I get him ready for daycare.

8:30am: Drop the pookah off at daycare.

9:00am: Force myself to get in the bed and go to sleep for the next 5 hours.

Did you notice that I never took a nap?  Did you notice that  I didn’t take a shower until 3pm? Somedays I don’t get one until he goes to sleep that night!

Thank God I only do this twice a week!

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    August 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Girl, I have a headache for you, lol. Did you realise how much you actually did during a day before you took the time to write this out?
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    Saidah - A Proverbs
    August 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    A friend of mine works a 12 hour shift at the hospital too. I think she works 3 or 4 days a week. She is worn out by the time she gets home at 8am. She has 4 little ones at home (2 still in diapers) and 1 on the way. It sounds tough! It’s amazing how much we can get done and still operate without losing our natural minds. Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my post.
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