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A Day In My Life

I use to very much have a routine, wake up at 4:30am, workout, take a shower, do my make up, eat breakfast while I work on a blog post, get dressed, go to work, come home, make dinner, watch TV, go to bed. Every single week day. Now? Routine? LOLOLOLOL. Yeah no. Not with an infant. Especially not those first two months. We are sort of on more of a schedule now though. So this is what a typical day looks like in my world.

Somewhere between 5am-6:30am – Wake up. If Zoe wakes me up, I feed her a bottle and then we play in her room. If I wake up on my own, I grab some coffee and start working until Zoe wakes up. If it is the one day a week I go in to the office, I try and snag a shower and do my makeup before Zoe gets up.

7am – Zoe is surely up by now, we are usually playing in her room. We play in her chair, or lay on her mat on the floor. We usually ready A Great Day for Up around this time too.

8am-9am – Zoe is usually ready for a second bottle around this time. Usually she falls asleep while taking it and goes down for her morning nap so I work until she wakes up.

10am-11am – Around this time, Zoe is usually waking up from her nap and wants another bottle. If I am lucky, it is closer to 11am and I got two full hours of work in.

11am-1pm – While Zoe plays in her room, I sit on her floor with my laptop and get some work done while I entertain her with toys, let her sit in her bouncer or lay on her floor mat.

1pm – Zoe hangs out in her high chair in the kitchen with a toy while I prepare myself lunch and explain to her what I am doing. I have my laptop sitting on the kitchen table if anyone from work needs anything.

Zoe is usually ready for another bottle around this time. Sometimes she falls asleep while taking it and goes down for a long afternoon nap. Other times we go back in to her room and she plays while I work.

5:30-6:30pm – Chris usually comes home in this time frame and I try to have dinner ready for him shortly after he gets home. If Zoe wasn’t taking a long nap, she hangs out in her high chair while I make dinner.

7pm – We usually watch a little TV while I play with Zoe in her Sit Me Up or floor mat in the living room.

8pm – Zoe usually takes one last bottle and then falls asleep while we hold her and is out for the night. Chris and I usually watch a little more TV until one or both of us falls asleep on the couch then we go to bed. Sometimes I will work on more work stuff if Zoe didn’t take good naps during the day, or get some blogging done.

Don’t even get me started on the days I have to go in to the office. I leave our house at 6:50am, take Zoe to my MIL and get to my office *hopefully* around 8:30pm. One day it took me two hours and 9 minutes to get there. I leave work around 5:30pm, go get Zoe and get back to my house around 7pm. So I only get to see Zoe for about an hour before she goes to bed for the night. I dont know what I am going to do when I have to be back at the office five days a week instead of just the one. I am going to be devastated and never get to spend any real time with Zoe during the week 🙁

What does your day look like?

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Life in Numbers

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35 – The number of bottles of nail polish that I gave to my sister and nieces last weekend. I honestly have a ridiculous amount of polish for someone who rarely has her nails painted. I basically rotate the same 5-6 colors on my toes during sandal season and I maybe paint my finger nails once every other month for about four days. Or however long it takes for them to chip. I don’t see me upping that frequency with an infant. I mean seriously, who has the time to wait for them to dry. Zoe says I don’t.

10 – The number of pounds I am away from my pre-pregnancy weight.

40- The number of pounds I actually want to lose.

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0- The motivation I have some days to do anything about the last two statements.

4 – The number of segments it took me to get through my last work out. Someone needed a bottle. Then someone wouldn’t take a nap. You see where I am going with this, right?

7- The number of years Chris and I have been together. Our dating anniversary was January 10th and our engagement anniversary was February 19th. August 1st will be my 7 year anniversary of being a resident of Alabama.

5 – The number of bedtime books I read to Zoe last night. Little Miss loves to look at the pictures and hear mommy’s silly voices. I hope that means shes going to be a reader!

50 – The approximate number of magazines that are stacked in my office to read. Behind much?

12 – The number of calls I made for work yesterday during Zoe’s nap. The first time in a long time that I didn’t get sent to voicemail or have someone be rude with me. It was quite refreshing.

129- The number of minutes it took me to drop Zoe off and get to my office with traffic. RIDICULOUS!!!! This is why I like working from home most days. I get to see Zoe, I get so much more done because I can start earlier and not have to worry about getting ready and driving there. And I mean, who wants to sit in their car for 2 hours one way???? Not me. Not me at all.

3- The number of rings I wear on my fingers every day. Engagement ring, wedding band, and Zoe’s birthstone that Chris got me for Christmas.

1- Tattoo that I have on my upper right shoulder. I still want one on my wrist. I wanted to do it last year but then I got pregnant.

2- How many times Zoe rolled on to her belly yesterday then got pissed because she hates being on her belly.

My MIL sent me this picture when I was at the office Monday. She rolled over for her too. How cute is her ruffle butt?

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Currently

Nothing like a good old Currently post to get caught up with you guys and link up with Kristen and Gretch!

Reading: Forever, Interrupted. My love for TJR is big you guys! This story jumps back and forth between current and past. The premise is that the main character falls in love quickly and gets married….and her husband dies just 9 days after their wedding. She meets her MIL at the hospital for the first time and has to work with her on arrangements. So you have that going on, and then you get the back story on their love story. I am about half way in and am loving it!

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Watching: The Good Fight and Jane the Virgin. I really loved The Good Wife so I knew that we would be checking out The Good Fight when it started and it does not disappoint!

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I am blowing throw binges on Netflix during Zoe’s feedings. I watched the entire Gilmore Girls Series, then Last Man Standing and now I am on to Jane the Virgin. I am going to tell you that I was very skeptical about Jane the Virgin and had super low expectations. It is nothing like I thought it was going to be and I am loving it!!! Give it a try if you are on the fence. The narrator sort of gets on my nerves, but at least he keeps me up to speed on what is going on because this is one of those shows you have to be paying attention to at all times.

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Listening: The new Beauty and the Beast song! Swoon!

 

Working:I have a lot of things in the works with some side hustle stuff and my biggest project right now is getting our spare room cleaned up. I have been working on this room forever!!! This past weekend we went and got some storage containers to get rid of all the stuff that got dropped in here without a home. This weekend I would like to get some type of shelving for all my books, and then I think I will finally be done and be able to organize and have it not looking a hot mess!

Fitness:Really trying to get my life together enough to get in regular workouts!!!I think I can do these on the floor in Zoe’s room to keep her entertained while she is doing mat time. Even my full time working mom self has five minutes! I need to stop making excuses and just do it.

Beauty and Fitness with Marry: Supergirls&boys Abs Workout:

Cooking: I am thinking about making something like this for breakfast next week. I need something that is already made and I can just heat up real quick while waiting for Zoe’s bottle to warm. Otherwise I end up snacking a lot whenever I have a minute waiting for a bottle to warm up or sneaking something while Zoe naps and never really get a real meal until dinner and that is so not good. Lots of empty, forgotten calories.

Scrambled eggs, cheese and sausage links rolled and baked inside a corn tortilla. These Egg and Sausage Breakfast Taquitos are simple and delicious!| Tastes Better From Scratch:

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or these! Definitely these…

Healthy Four Ingredient Flourless Apple Pie Blondies recipe- A quick, easy and delicious recipe with 4 ingredients- NO white flour, white sugar, butter or oil! {vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and paleo}:

Lusting:These block heel mules are so fabulous!

This shelf with the glass door would be so fun in my office!

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The 90’s (AKA Simpler Times)

Stephanie posted a 90’s tag and I basically wanted to leave a novel in her comments, so I decided to post my own. Who doesn’t love reminiscing on the simpler days of our youth?

Favorite Disney Film?

Hands down, my favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast. I love the movie, the characters, the music. It is the best!!! When I was younger, my favorite non-princess movie was Lady and the Tramp. I was always  a huge dog lover and I was obsessed with that movie, until 101 Dalmations came out. Then it was probably a tie in how often those two got played. Toy Story was also a great 90’s one! I remember going to the “fancy theater” to see that one with my best friend Ashley and her brother in middle school.

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Favorite Disney Channel Original Movie?

Disney Channel always had the best movies, but I have to say that Smart House was my favorite!

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Favorite Music Artist?

I have young parents, so I grew up listening to Guns n Roses, Poison, Metallica and all the hair bands. When I started developing my own tastes, I tended to love Alternative. And of course the boy bands! My first ever CD was Collective Soul. The first concert I went to was Matchbox 20 when I was a freshman in high school. I also went to NSYNC and BSB in high school.

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Favorite Candy?

Sour Twizzlers came out when I was in high school and they quit freaking making them. So rude. When I was little, my grandma always filled a “junk drawer” for us. My favorite things were the big grape and cherry Tangy Taffy. They still make them!

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Favorite Game (Board Game, School Game, Etc)?

My favorite board games were Life and Scattegories. My favorite school game was Heads Up 7 Up and Red Rover. And don’t even get me started on how excited I was on the days we walked in to the computer lab and Oregon Trail was up on the screens!!!

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Favorite McDonalds Happy Meal Toy?

The Beanie Babies, duh! Most of the happy meal toys were total crap and got thrown out. But those beanies were everything!!! When I was in elementary school I did like getting the Hot Wheels cars. I had this floor mat at my grandmas that was a little town and I loved pushing cars around on it. I think I want to get one for Zoe when she is a little older!

Favorite Book?

I was big in to reading even at a young age. The Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley High, Boxcar Children, The Indian in the Cupboard, and Judy Blume books were my favorite.

Favorite Clothing Store?

American Eagle, Limited Too, Aeropostale, Gap, Express and The Limited were my go to places to shop in middle/high school. I always loved getting the Delia’s and Alloy catalogs.

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Favorite Show?

I was all about the TGIF Friday nights!!! I loved Full House, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Rugrats, Doug, Real Monsters, Saved by the Bell, Home Improvement, Ren and Stimpy, Clarissa Explains It All, The Nanny, Friends, Alex Mack, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Are You Afraid of the Dark, All That. So many good ones!!! And the game shows!!! Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nick Arcade, Guts, Supermarket Sweep, Shop Til You Drop, Wild and Crazy Kids. Loved them all.

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Weirdest Fashion Trend?

I totally was obsessed with mood rings! I just thought they were the coolest. I also rocked scrunchies, overalls, slap bracelets, the ying/yang symbol clothes and jewelry, the smiley face trend, Joe Boxer things were cool, the Starter jackets were the bombdiggity (even though you can find that brand at Walmart now) and I totally had Airwalks and Vans (even though Airwalks are now a brand that Payless carries these days.)

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Don’t Hate, Appreciate!

So yesterday was a complete shit storm. My day started off with a longer than expected appointment at my doctor’s office to coming to work to find out I was assigned to two jobs that I wasn’t originally on and an email asking where they were. Those are always fun to come in to, right? We are supposed to be able to leave at 2pm today, but I doubt that will happen based on all the that we have due. Here is to hoping!!!

I say all that to say, there is always something to be thankful for. It is cliche to say that around this time of year because we all have things to be thankful for every day. Especially things we take for granted!!! But I wanted to reflect on some of the things that I am thankful for today and this past year.

–I think it is obvious the number one item on my list is baby girl who will be joining us any day now!!!

–A mostly healthy pregnancy. I have been very lucky during my pregnancy to never actually get physically sick, no major scares, and all the pain, discomfort and lack of sleep this past month or so has been totally normal and expected. Totally worth it.

–Great family, friends and all of you bloggers out there who have supported me. Having so many amazing people in my life makes the every day great.

–Chris. Just everything about him. I am so thankful that we took a chance and met up that cold January day back in 2010. Doing life with him by my side has been so much better than I could have ever imagined. And now that we are starting a family together, I am more excited than ever. I know he is going to be an amazing dad.

–Netflix and Hulu -Come on…all of you are thankful for these services right??? It is probably what I spend most of my time doing outside of work!

–All of the every day basics that we take for granted. We are truly lucky to live in a country where we can say #firstworldproblems.

–Books. Nothing like getting transported to a whole new world whenever you want.

–This blog. It is so wonderful to have this blog to come to and share things and connect with so many amazing people. Most rewarding hobby ever if you ask me.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! And to those of you who will be out Black Friday shopping, know I am there in spirit! Happy eating! Happy shopping!