We were organizing the pictures she drew for her friends and I was trying to write messages to them. She kept saying she didn't know what to say. She just wanted to draw even more for them. She wanted to give away the friendship bracelets she recently found so she wanted to mail those too. She has an envelope for Mary and one for Arya. I have a third envelope. I thought we'd send it to preschool or someone else she wanted but we never got that far
10:30 We finally head upstairs. We talk to Dave on the way up to let him know it's bedtime. She wanted me to carry her upstairs. I did and it really hurt my knee. Bedtime routine went horribly. She did not want to go potty. Then she did not want to brush her teeth. Then she did not rinse. She broke her tooth brush.
10:50 still in bathroom with teeth brushing
I finally text Dave to get him upstairs. Usually he is already up so then I force Ella along.
11:00 Dave does Daniel Tiger with Ella but because she wanted me to do it earlier I made a deal that I'd just tickle her back for 1 minute while she watched with Dave. We did that and I left. I went and used my computer and snacked on Swedish Fish. I meant to blog but did very little of that. I was too tired to think but not tired enough to fall asleep. I needed to wind down. I added to my to-do list things we had to do. I thought of things then promptly forgot. I also texted with Divya. I talked to my mom and dad a bit too. They were tired too.
Decide to do a photo booth challenge with Divya so that we both get a move on it. We say 60 pages in July. I said let's end it August 5 instead of July 31. We both get behind and don't work on our photo books so we can hope we motivate each other.
12:21 With my computer out I fell asleep.
I get Miles.
12:26 - 12:44 I nurse. He fell asleep while nursing but continued to nurse a bit. I then put him in his crib.
I go to bed and go to sleep.
1:36 AM Miles wakes up
1:39-1:55 - I nurse again. I fell asleep while nursing and so did he.
I go to bed and go to sleep
6:52 Miles woke up and woke me up, I went in and got him and nursed.
7:03 AM Diaper Change
7:13 decide to start post. Bring Miles to spare room to start post. But since I sit at computer, I try to upload pictures because everything I sit I try to get pictures from my phone to my computer. That takes time. There are at least 583 new pictures so those are working. But there's also another new folder so I will worry about that next time.
Type blog post up to this point while Miles plays on the floor. He found some instructions so I'm constantly looking at him to see if he eats it. He's sure wrinkling it it.
7:28 I go to the bathroom and leave Miles in the spare room. I leave the door open and rush over and hope he doesn't decide to crawl and leave the room and crawl down the stairs. Luckily I was quick and he didn't do that. I come back to type more of this blog post from last night.
7:32 Post is typed. Miles is good playing with my flip flop and hoodie so I go to work on my facebook group for my upcoming plank challenge.
Miles stopped being good so I held him.
7:44 done adding people to challenge group.
7:48 weighed myself (not too happy with results)
Deleted some videos that I know are on my computer so that I will have enough room to take all the pictures throughout the day to help with this post.
7:53 nursing to combat excess leaking. He stopped nursing and I was spraying.
7:55 Diaper change
8:12 send Dave a message that he didn't clean his knife from dinner and it was hard to clean. (I'm that nice :/ )
Empty the trash can.
NAP (Dave is still asleep)
Brushed teeth. (I felt like I needed it after my nap.) Ella wanted a bandaid. Then she didn't want the bandaid but wanted a different bandaid.
Cleaned high chair tray
Cleaned up Ella's crafts that were on the table
Folded some clothes that were dry and rearranged some other clothes.
Looked for my wedding rings
12:45 Looking for wedding rings. decide to look at photos to jog my memory. Brought rings from my parents 5/25 so looking at tons of pics. I went through weeks of pictures and couldn't find anything. Didn't even have any of the dining room where I put the luggage and then any of when I put it all away so not even sure what date it was.
12:57 gave up on the photo search and decided to type a bit for this post (I had up to 7:44 typed already). I didn't even start and hear Miles screaming downstairs. I put him in the pack n play by Dave. So I'll just type later and go downstairs now!
1:08 diaper change
Put ointments and lotions on Miles. Ella "helped" a little.
Looked for ring
Put clothes away
2:05 Miles opened the bottom dresser drawer
Miles was so cranky and tired. I nursed him to sleep (3:13-4). He kept wanting to nurse as always for a 2nd nap. So I took a nap in the chair with him on me. (Nap 3:20-4)
6:03 Sweep the floor
I didn't get to finish loading the dishwasher but I did get the table mostly clean though. It was time for Miles to go to sleep though. (8:02 PM)
8:03 Nursing (for 23 min)
I got Miles to sleep. (8:18)
On my way downstairs, I did a 1 minute push-up test (29 modified push-ups)
I cleaned up.
I tried to find the gate parts.
I played with Ella (8:53)
9:02 Ella wanted oatmeal so I made that.
I dug in pics to see if I could find the gate parts. I remembered neatening up the parts from the movers one day. That was June 12. (9:18)
9:24 Found the parts in the living room in the container I thought they were in.
Cleaned up (Ella's first step in bedtime routine)
10:10 started bedtime routine upstairs with Ella. Dave took over at 10:28 and I was able to leave the room!
Did 10 squats and 8 lunges on each leg. That was tough enough!
Changed into PJs.
10:35 Sat at my computer to load pictures and type this post. I wish loading pictures wasn't a nightmare. It doesn't register the phone the first so many times I do it. I'm snacking on Swedish Fish while I do this. I got the pictures loaded and decided to check a couple dates worth to see if everything is uploaded. There are periods where I'm missing a few hundred pictures and I can't delete on my phone until I know what dates they are.
Instead of typing the day I made 2 folders of favorites from April 13 and 14 so I can start a roadtrip photobook (finished making albums at 11:23)
Put pictures into a photobook. 11 pages of pics (without organizing) and not even 2 full days worth. I don't know how 21 days will fit in the photo book with a maximum pages as 110.
Oops realized I actually am missing the last hundred or so pics from April 14. Then I spent forever trying to get them and the importing and copying things kept freezing.
12:12 finally got the pictures from the missing days 4/14 and 4/15.
12:13 Typed this post from emails to myself . Also texted with Divya
12:36 Added data based on my baby tracking app
12:44 Then added to this post from the time stamp of pictures.
1:08 Wow finally finished typing. Going to sleep. Still need to add the pictures to this post!
1:11 Decided I couldn't just wait for pictures and made the album of all the pictures.
Realized I forgot to document something so after playing solitaire a bit I open laptop to add it in. I get distracted adding it in and schedule a post that was 99% done and I just removed some extra spaces. Then I noticed another post that should have gone up 7/1 and didn't and I fixed that one. I never actually clicked "Publish" so it had the future time and everything from 2 days ago. Oops. (3.25 and Parenting/Adulting if you are wondering)
I wasted time on facebook and looking at blog stats (1:49) Miles usually wakes up by now. My body can tell too! He's probably waiting until I fall asleep.
Miles woke up at 5:50 AM. I'm so tired and really regretting how I stayed up late since I had 2 naps.
Ella is in bed earlier than normal and I got way more sleep than normal. So this was a much easier day than "normal" but it's a day I documented. I have watch 2 TV shows even though I maybe only watched 2 minutes of the second one and could only hear it some of the time. It was just a more relaxed day than normal. And after seeing all I typed, I can't believe this is easier than normal. Ha.