I know most people could care less about the details of my random Wednesday, but I really appreciate these ‘Day in the Life’ posts. Especially since Kaiden’s birth. Our days have evolved so much over the years, and it’s nice to have a written record of it all!
With that, here’s what a normal, run of the mill day looks like for us at this point in time (for reference K is ~5.5 months old)…
4:30 am – My alarm goes off because I intended to work out this morning. I decide it’s not going to happen, reset my alarm, and try to fall back asleep. K has other plans for me because he starts crying almost immediately. I get up and out of bed to check on him. Luckily, this is one of those ‘put his pacifier back in his mouth and he’ll go to sleep’ type moments.
5:00 am – My alarm goes off again, and this time I need to get up and pump. And so I do…
5:30 am – I finish pumping, make Vishnu’s lunch, and get my bags ready for the day. I also warm K’s bottle because I have a feeling he’ll be up soon.
6:00 am – Sure enough, I hear K cry, so I bring him outside to eat. Kaiden is super fun first thing in the morning, so while I really want to feed him and play, we go through the motions quietly. Things don’t go quite as planned though. K needs a diaper change, so I bring him back in the room to change him. As soon as I attempt to take his diaper off, I realize he’s still doing his thang, so I hang out for a few minutes! Once I think he’s done, I quickly change him and put him back down.
6:30 am – I make a protein shake for Vishnu and then make my way back to our room to shower and get ready for work.
7:30 am – I’m running late! I should be out the door at this time. Instead, I’m running around the kitchen making my shake. I quickly drink my breakfast, wake up my dad, and run out the door (well, as much as one can when bundled up for the very very very cold temps!).
8:05 am – I’m at work! I decide to walk (because I’m crazy!). It’s obviously pretty damn cold, but it’s not toooooooo bad.
8:30 am – I run down to Starbucks and grab a tall coffee with steamed soy. My morning routine usually involves a cup of jo at home, but I didn’t manage to squeeze that in today.
Up until 12:30 pm – work, pump (at 9:30), work…
12:30 pm – A group of us head to the Christkindlmarket for a little holiday fun. We treat ourselves to mulled wine, potato pancakes, a stuffed pretzel, and sugar/cinnamon covered nuts. It even started snowing a little…the best part!
Up until 4:00 pm – work, pump (at 2:30), work…
4:30 pm – I’m home! I walk back despite knowing better. Again, it’s cold but not toooooooo bad!
Up until 6:30 pm – I play with Kaiden and hang out with my dad for a bit. Around 5, we feed K some mashed avocado (he gobbles it up!). Vishnu comes home a little earlier than usual, so all of us hang out for a bit before it’s time to feed K and put him to sleep. Thankfully, he eats a decent amount and goes down pretty easily!
6:45-7:30 pm – Vishnu and I eat dinner (leftover veggie masala pasta) and clean up the kitchen before settling on the couch. My dad takes a Lyft to my sister’s place as he’s eating dinner with Aekta and Adarsh tonight.
7:45 pm – I pump and work for a bit while Vishnu does some radiology stuff and tries to teach me about prenatal ultrasounds along the way. 🙂
9:30 pm – I can barely keep my eyes open, so I get up before I fall asleep on the couch and get ready for bed.
9:45 pm – My head hits the pillow and I’M OUT!
Annnnd…that’s a wrap on my random Wednesday. Here’s to an equally normal but fun Thursday! 🙂