Ryan and I were up for the day at 5 a.m. He was off to meet up with a friend to work out and I was up to do my devotional and crank out some work before the boys were up.
Just as I got settled with my coffee at the kitchen counter, I heard Ryder on the monitor and he once again peed through his diaper. What’s the deal with this!? Ever since we transitioned Ryder out of his Merlin Sleepsuit, he’s peed through his diaper 3(ish) times. We never really had leaking issues with Chase unless he needed to move to the next size diaper but Ryder’s current diaper size seems just fine. He’s a big-time belly sleeper and never spends any time on his back in the crib anymore so I’m wondering if that might have something to do with it? Or maybe it’s time to start using stronger nighttime diapers for overnight sleep. Any other tips out there?
Thankfully Ryder seemed to do okay with a quick change and went back to sleep for another 90 minutes or so which gave me time to get a little work done.
Chase was actually the first kid up yesterday morning and we eased into the morning together. Right now Chase is big into pretending he’s a different kind of animal every morning so I never know what I’m going to walk in to find. Yesterday he was a saltwater crocodile but apparently a cuddly one so we curled up in the chair in his room to read a few stories together until Ryder made some noise from his room. Eventually everyone was dressed for the day ahead and we made our way into the kitchen for breakfast.
Chase and I made scrambled eggs for all of us to eat along with some peanut butter toast and then the boys played for a bit while I packed Chase’s lunch and then corralled everyone into the car.
Meanwhile Sadie napped on the couch. She likes to be near the action in the morning but not in it. (She’s definitely not a morning dog!)
Once the whole preschool drop off was done and Chase was settled at school, Ryder and I made our way to Burn Boot Camp where he hung out with his baby friends while I did a cardio workout.
I paired up with my friend Brooke for a partner whiteboard workout and it left us nice and sweaty!
The workout was a drop set workout, so one partner would complete the highest number of designated reps of the exercise with a number next to it while partner number two did the other exercise. The partners would then switch places and then for the next round, the first partner would decrease the number of reps they did according to the next number on the whiteboard. I hope this makes sense! If you’re hoping to try this workout and have any questions, just let me know.
After my workout, I said goodbye to my friends, scooped Ryder up from childcare and headed home to nurse him and put him down for his morning nap. Ryder settled quickly and I snacked on a square of collagen baked oatmeal and then dug into the mason jar chia seed pudding I prepped the night before.
I ate my chia pudding as I worked through the morning and spent some time on a conference call until it was nearly time for Chase’s preschool pickup. Ryder took the best nap he’s taken in weeks yesterday which was amazing but I ended up having to wake him up to nurse in order to make it to Chase’s school in time for pickup.
After we scooped Chase up from school, we played at the park with friends for half an hour or so before heading home for the boys’ afternoon naps. Whenever we arrive home from school, Chase generally likes to unwind a bit and play by himself so I let him play while I sat Ryder up in his high chair with me and I did a little dinner prep. Eventually we read some books and ate a snack as a trio and then I settled Chase and Ryder down for their naps and grabbed a much-needed shower.
Once I was all clean, it was lunchtime for me! I reheated a bowl of white chicken chili and loved every bite!
Plus a chocolate chip sweet potato muffin on the side!
When I made Gimme Some Oven’s chili recipe on Monday night, I followed it almost exactly except I substituted 1 cup of edamame for one of the cans of beans because I wanted a little more texture. Edamame in chili? Don’t knock it ’til you try it! I ate my bowl for lunch with a big scoop of plain Greek yogurt stirred in for some tangy creaminess.
While the boys slept, I worked away until Chase was up again. His latest National Geographic Kids magazine arrived in the mail, so we had fun flipping through it together and doing some of the animal games while we snacked on apples and almond butter. Once Ryder was up, we bundled up and spent some time in the backyard playing fetch with Sadie and enjoying some fresh air before coming back inside where the boys played with trucks and I threw some sweet potatoes in the oven to serve along with our dinner.
The rest of the night passed by in a blur of our usual bed time routine and dinner. Ryan and I are still loving Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli recipe and I made it for dinner again last night and served it bowl-style along with mashed white sweet potatoes.
Once the boys were asleep, I joined Ryan on the couch and we caught up and chatted about our days while I inhaled a butter pecan Yasso Greek yogurt bar.
It was my first time trying the butter pecan flavor and it did not disappoint! I ended up eating a second one immediately after finishing the first. YUM.
By the time we made it up to bed, I was too tired to read for too long but managed to make it through a few pages of my new book. I just started reading Of a Certain Age, another novel by Beatriz Williams, and so far it’s pretty good! It’s not roping me in right away like some of her other novels did but I’m still looking forward to reading it before bed.
And now I just heard Chase make some noise upstairs so it’s time for me to get this Wednesday rockin’! I hope you all have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!