6am: I hear Eleanor stirring in her bedroom. I grumble. It is too early. Go back to sleep child. I toss and turn for several more minutes.
6:15am: Ok, ok, I'm up. I brush my teeth before I go in to pull her out of bed and nurse her. Upon entering her room I find this:
6:45am: We head downstairs and I drop Eleanor into her high chair, entertaining her with fragments of food from the fridge, a slice of orange, a strawberry, a banana, artichoke hearts.
7am: Alex heads off to work, Eleanor and I retreat upstairs to play.
8am: I lay Eleanor down to sleep. She fusses for a while but finally drifts off to sleep.
Back downstairs I decide the floors desperately need a cleaning. I don't mop often, but today is the day. Meanwhile, the pup is out back playing in the newly fenced in backyard. I thought a fence would solve all my problems, but when she comes to the door covered in dirt I decide it has only made things more difficult. I refuse to let her in to dirty my newly mopped floors. Poor Penny has to play outside a while longer.
9am: Eleanor stirs. WHAT! Yesterday she took a three hour nap for her dad. Today she barely gives me 45 minutes! Ok, ok, Mommy is coming! We nurse and I decide we are heading to the gym. It will save my sanity. Without Childwatch I'm not sure how I will get through this day!
11am: Back at home I am desperately trying to entertain Eleanor keeping her awake until at least noon. My go to entertainment- food.
11:45am: Eleanor goes down for nap number two. I am expecting this one to be much longer than the first. I settle into some blog reading while I finish off another piece of pizza and some leftover Bean Salad.
12noon: I quickly tackle a few work projects, pay some work bills, email a few folks, and then...
12:45: I hear a fuss. No, no, no, no, no. Not again. I try to let her cry for a moment. Maybe she'll fall back asleep. What's the rule on this anyhow? Do babies go back to sleep if they wake themselves up in the middle of a nap?
I go in there to attempt soothing her back to sleep. Mommy just needs one more hour, I plead. Alas, she is awake. I nurse her and choose my next steps.
3pm: Eleanor naps
3:15pm: Alex is home! We catch up on our days, I show Alex all the fun photos and videos from our day.
5pm: Off to the market to grab corn and watermelon for dinner at the Price's. We have fellowship group every Tuesday. I look forward to a delicious potluck with our dearest friends each week. Tonight's menu includes taco salads, corn on the cob, and OMGoodness chocolate chip cookies.
9:00pm: I type out this post recapping the day. I am about to zone out to Gilmore Girls or an Anthony Bourdain show and hit the hay.