Friday, March 5, 2010
Life of a Working Momma
Today at Kelly's Korner we're doing Show us you're life: Your Typical Day
First, for my new-comer Kelly's visitors;
This is Alina. She's 3 years old and very intelligent and articulate but is very small for her age group. (28 lbs)
And this is Raziel. He's 18 months and short (5th percentile) but almost as big as his sister (25 lbs). He doesn't really talk yet, but I think that's mostly because his sister does it for him!
And we also have me and my husband Brent and we are 38 weeks pregnant with a baby boy we are going to name Judah Aiden. My hubby and I both work full time jobs. I'd love to be a SAHM but we can't afford it yet (I get paid more than Brent does...)
So, here's my typical day!
7:30am the alarm goes off the first time.
8:00am ish (LOL) This is when we roll out of the bed. By this time, Alina and Raziel are already awake and playing quietly in their rooms. I stumble into the kitchen and make a bottle for Raziel who happily greets me, throws me the empty bottle he had last night and takes the new one. We then shower, change diapers, get dressed, brush hair, teeth, and put on shoes, socks and jackets.
8:30am we load up into the car. Brent goes to work alone and I take the youngins to Beverly (the sitter/daycare lady)
10:00am I arrive at work (yes I drive about an hour an a half every morning... I will be moving to a better location after maternity leave and only drive about 30 minutes in the mornings.)
10am -- 6pm I work at a Sprint store. I sell phones to some people, and fix other people's bills. Mostly, I am a service and repair technician. I'm the one that takes your phone apart and fixes the insides. It's really a cool job!
6:30pm I arrive at home and start making dinner. Sometimes I start a load of laundry, or straighten the house up while I'm doing this. Brent gets home with the kids by 7ish and we have dinner together at the table (sometimes) or watch an episode of Dora or something of that nature, depending on what kind of mood everyone is in.
8:30pm The kids go to bed. I make breakfast for Alina (usually crackers and juice) and leave it in her room because she wakes up so early and it's better if she has food readily available than when she goes into the kitchen on her own. Both of the kids go down really really well. Raziel will drink a bottle and just relax and go to sleep on his own. I kiss him when I put him in his crib and that's usually the last I hear of him. Alina has particular things she has to have to fall asleep happily; the fan/space heater has to be turned on, she has to have her pacie, and she has to be in pajamas. If all these are right, she'll fall right to sleep as well.
9:00ish Brent and I settle in for the night. We usually watch an episode of Prison Break, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Naruto, or Psych and talk for a bit before actually going to sleep. Sometimes Brent will stay up late and play video games instead. We usually are asleep by 11pm. I love these 2 hours of the night because we get to spend them together and just relax.