A Day in the Life

I always enjoy reading others ‘day in the life’ posts (which is probably weird…and nosy…right?)  But I think it’s fun to see how people spend their days.  This is a fairly typical day, aside from a nighttime work event, but it’s the norm up until about 5pm :)

This is from Tuesday!

4:30am – Brooke wakes up, fuses a little, but lays back down. I watch her on the monitor to make sure she goes back to sleep

5:10am – Brooke’s back up. I go in and get her and bring her into bed with me to snuggle.

6:10am – I’m awake but Brooke’s back asleep, snoozing soundly. I try to get up without rousing her but no dice. We’re all up.

6:15-6:40am – I shower and get myself ready. Robert gets Brooke dressed, fed, and ready for school.

6:40-7:00am – Pack breakfast, lunch, snacks. Make coffee. Get Brooke loaded up and head off to drop her at school.

Normally I’d be dropping the dog off at daycare today too, but I have an event after work, so he’ll play and have fun tomorrow at daycare.

7:15am – drop Brooke at daycare – she does so well with this now – I get a smile and wave and we’re off!

7:40am – arrive to work. Check email. Do a few small things.

8:00am – eat breakfast. Delicious bowl of oatmeal to get the day going.  Note – I hadn’t ever put any nut butter in my oatmeal before. You guys – total game changer! SO GOOD. And extra filling! (yay protein!) And topped with some granola for a crunch.


8:00 – 10:30am -work, work, work. Not many deadlines this week (nice change of pace) so I try to catch up on some little stuff and work on some big stuff too.

10:30am – eat snack. English muffin with PB and banana for the win. So good.


10:30 – 11:40am – work, work, work.

11:45am – Change into workout gear and head to CrossFit.

11:55am – Arrive at CrossFitRVA for the noon class. Do a little warm up (i.e. talking to folks before the workout)

12:00pm – 1:00pm – CrossFit – workout was Grace (30 clean & jerks – I used 65lbs) plus a 2,000m row.

1:15pm – Get back to the office, clean up, change, heat up lunch.

1:20 – 1:40pm – Eat lunch while working

1:40 – 5:00pm – work, work, work. I have a snack somewhere in there….a ThinkThin Protein bar. These things are SO GOOD.

5:00pm – leave work and head to a work event in Downtown Richmond.

5:30 – 9:00pm – work event with dinner – the main course wasn’t anything to write home about, but the appetizer and desert were delicious!


They had the desserts out at the place settings as soon as we sat down. How rude! :)  The butternut squash soup they served as an appetizer was really good.  It seemed to have a marshmellow topping which was really awesome.

9:30pm – arrive home, finally! Catch up with Robert (until he falls asleep on the couch)

9:40-10:00pm – work on this post

10:00pm – wake up Robert and go to bed!

The end!

Prepping for B2

B2 will be here before we know it and there are still lots of things that we need to do to be ready for his arrival.  One of these is pulling out the stuff we used with Brooke from storage (like the BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original, Black, Cotton, bouncy seat, Graco DuetSoothe Swing with Rocker, WinsletSafety 1st Satellite Premier Play Yard – Kensingtonwith the changing table and storage), and getting a few new things!

Here is my ‘need vs. want’ list for  B2.  I don’t think it’s too bad…

b2 stuff


1. Stork Craft Sheffield Fixed Side Convertible Crib, Gray – we need a crib for B2. I like this one a lot. So, done :)

2. Bear and Elk Baby Quilt by FernLeslieBaby or Baby Boy Quilt by CoolSpool – We got Brooke a handmade quilt when she was born and I plan to do the same for B2…just need to pick which one I like best!

3. Sealy Baby Firm Rest Crib Mattress
– Obviously need a crib mattress.  This is the same one we got for Brooke and we haven’t had any issues with it.

4. American Baby Company 100% Cotton Value Jersey Knit Crib Sheet, Ecru
– Brooke is still in her crib and  using the sheets we got for her, so we just need a few new ones for the new dude in town.

5. Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision (Black)
– we already use this camera as Brooke’s video monitor, so I plan on getting a second camera and hopefully be able to watch them both on the same screen


6.Streamline Squirrel Nightlight, 3.5″ [Baby Product]
– because how cute is this?! There is an elephant one I  would like to get for Brooke too…

7. Wubbanub Owl
– Looove the wubbanub. I honestly don’t care which one we get for him, but he will have a couple of them. When they fall (and they WILL fall), they don’t bounce around and roll underneath things, they are easy to find in the dark, and they are cute and snuggly. THE BEST.

8. BOB Revolution SE Duallie Stroller, Orange
– this is a selfish want.  We have the single BOB and use it All. The. Time. It is the only stroller we have ever had (minus an umbrella stroller that we  used once in the airport) and only one we’ve ever needed.  I don’t imagine we’ll need a double until the springtime, but still…on the want list!

9. 4Moms mamaRoo Plush Infant Seat – Silver
– Another selfish want, since we already have a swing, but the one we have is big, bulky, and clicks (which drives me NUTS).  I’ve heard amazing things about the mamaroo and it’s ability to soothe little ones. It’s not terribly cheap, but I hear it is worth it…

10. Carter’s Baby Boys Footed Fleece Sleeper
– Snaps are for the birds, y’all.  For real. Even for Brooke. Zippers are the way to go. Trust me on this.  No one likes holding down a squirmy baby (or toddler for that matter) to get snaps lined up and snapped and ugh, just no.  Zippers. All the way.

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