Today I decided to do a dry run as to how our mornings will go starting next week. When I am back at work. Work. Traffic. Client demands. Okay, moving on. This dry run was inspired by Laura C who plans everything in advance (the whole birthday cake thing amazed me).
Penny was wide awake at 5 am but I sent Husband in to swaddle her and she went back to sleep. I turn on the monitor. 6:15 am - cute little shrills/shrieks from Ned. Discussion with Husband: "Do you want me to give Penny her medicine?" [This is our form of negotiation - I'm really asking, do you have the energy so I can steal a bit more sleep? He's exhausted so I do it so he can get a bit more sleep.] I give Ned a pacifier to no real effect. I give Penny her medicine. She's awake so I unswaddle her and turn Ned from his tummy to his back - but keep them in the dark. I prepare bottles (using premade formula; Nanny makes pitchers of formula for the day when she arrives). Brush teeth, floss and whiten. Jump in shower after letting Husband know he's in charge and that Penny can't eat until 6:45. Husband gets up and tries to stall the kids by putting them in the same crib with mobile (buys about 5 mins). 6:30ish he feeds Ned after a diaper change. I'm out of the shower and I moisturize face, add some hair product and put up my hair (so it stays wet). 6:40ish I feed Penny. More diaper changes, putting them in clothes.
Kids go downstairs in exersaucers about 7 am and they play while I run upstairs and blowdry my hair - it does not turn out as well as I hoped. I then feed the kids their solid food. Today Husband has a slow start so he's in his robe and made coffee (I'm not getting used to that). I hope to eat something while I feed the kids their solids (so we have breakfast together) but need to go grocery shopping before that can happen. I play with the kids until they go down for their first nap at 8:20 am - this includes a blowout diaper for Ned complete with outfit change and a new diaper for Ms. Sweet P. Nanny arrives at 8:30 am. I will leave by 9 am and pray it only takes me 30-45 mins to get to work. How do people get infant twins out of the house to daycare?
Normally I'd put makeup on and get dressed after the tykes go down for naps. Today I'm blogging. Husband and I need to be better about picking up the house at night before bed (instead of vegging in front of the TV until we're too tired to do any chores). Fortunately Nanny empties the dishwasher and washes and folds the kids clothes.
Time change is coming up...I think I'm going to have to get up and be fully washed and hair and makeup done before the kids are up since they won't be napping until after the nanny gets here. It can be tough to get up early when I often work as late as 10 or 11 pm but I don't want to miss any time with the kids.
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