Morning + Early Afternoon
This morning I slept in until 6:30 a.m. and it was wonderful. Last night I finished reading my latest book (Kindred — phew that one was hard to read but so good) and went to bed later than usual because I couldn’t put it down.
Rhett had me up for a morning feed at 4:30 a.m. and I tossed and turned for a while after that but managed to fall back asleep until 6:30 a.m. when he was up again. Ever since our sleep training experience with Rhett, sleep is a million times better and he almost always makes it from bedtime until at least 4 a.m. without needing any soothing or feeding. I think I could work to have him sleep through his 4 a.m. feed but he seems hungry and I don’t mind one 10-minute feed so that’s where we’re currently at with nighttime sleep. It feels a bazillion times better than where we were a month and a half ago!
Once I was up and Ryan and I got everyone dressed for the day, Ryan headed back into his makeshift office in our bedroom to start his work day and I made breakfast for myself and the boys and packed Chase’s lunch before we had to leave for preschool drop off.
My breakfast: Oat bran with pumpkin seed protein powder, cottage cheese, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of brown sugar.
Also, I am forever waiting to drink my coffee on the go these days because it guarantees I won’t be interrupted and my coffee will be HOT!
Rhett was ready for his first nap of the day around 8:30 a.m. and thankfully I was able to settle him and leave his baby monitor with Ryan while Ryder and I dropped Chase off at school. By the time we made it back home and I threw a load of laundry in the washing machine, Rhett was up and ready for action!
The weather outside today is BEAUTIFUL and it’s the kind of day where you just want to spend every possible second outdoors so that’s what we’ve been doing!
First up: Some balance bike riding on a sidewalk chalk course.
And then we took Sadie on a walk and the Power Wheels Jeep for a spin since Ryder loves it when he has it all to himself!
We took a couple of breaks for snacks and to say hi to any dog we passed and only headed home because I could tell Rhett’s second nap of the day needed to happen.
Once Rhett was fed and sleeping peacefully in his crib, Ryder helped me with a little dinner prep that basically turned into my lunch prep because it looked too good to save for dinner.
On my plate: Swiss chard and bok choy sautéed in sesame oil with ginger and coconut aminos paired with brown rice and quinoa and bay scallops! YUM. Looks like I’ll be having oatmeal, a smoothie or scrambled eggs for dinner tonight now!
Once Ryder and I were finished with lunch, I did my best to read him some stories and get him in his bed for nap time/quite time. Ryder’s nap is very hit or miss lately and he is only napping maybe 3 times a week these days. (Remember how Chase napped up until he was FOUR? Yeahhh wild man Ryder didn’t get that memo.)
Two seconds after I got Ryder settled, it was time to high-tail it over to Chase’s preschool to pick him up while Ryan was in charge of the baby monitors.
When I got a text from Ryan telling me both boys were sleeping soundly, I quickly took Chase into Great Clips for a much-needed haircut before heading home.
They did a great job of hiding his little DIY haircut buzz spot (which has thankfully grown back a good deal) and he was clearly feelin’ his new ‘do!
We arrived home soon after my father-in-law came over and we chatted with him for a bit before he offered to read with Chase so I could quickly write this blog post while the other two boys are still napping. Rhett is taking one heck of an epic nap right now (2+ hours!!!) but I know that means the minute I publish this post, he’ll likely be up and ready for food and playtime.
I hope you guys are having a great Wednesday so far! Enjoy the rest of your day!