2:30 AM- Jake is up and hungry. I nurse him for a half hour or so and try not to fall asleep in his rocker.
5:00 AM- My alarm goes off. I stumble out of bed and straighten my hair and do my makeup. I don't get dressed yet, as I learned the hard way that there are still many opportunities for Jake to pee/spit up/etc. on me before it's time to head to work.
5:15 AM- Jake is stirring. I try and hold off going in there until closer to 5:45. Fingers crossed he settles himself.
5:16 AM- I head downstairs and start the coffee. I heat up water in the electric kettle for my oatmeal, and make myself a bowl of oatmeal with fresh bananas.
5:35 AM- Jacob is still stirring. I take a few bites of my oatmeal, pour myself a cup of coffee with my new pumpkin spice creamer, and head upstairs to wake up my little buddy.
He usually looks like this...
6:00 AM- Jake and I head downstairs. I finish my oatmeal and coffee while he plays on his activity gym or in his bouncer.
6:30 AM- I bring Jake upstairs to Daddy while I finish getting ready. They snuggle in bed and talk and play while I load up my pump, teacher bag, his bag, the rock and play, and his bottles for the day in the car. I also prep my Tervis tumbler of water and tumbler of coffee. I almost forget to pack my lunch for the day but remember just in time!
7:05 AM- Daddy brings Jake downstairs and loads him in his carseat. I get in the car and start my pump. I pump while driving to the sitter and talk to my best friend through bluetooth to help the drive go easier.
7:35- We arrive at the sitter. I let her know about how awesome Jake has been sleeping and kiss him goodbye.
7:40- I get back in the car and pump on my way to work.
8:05- I arrive at school. I frantically make copies for the day and get as many things ready as I can. I put all my milk that I pumped in my fridge (I'm trying to freeze at least two bottles and pump three bottles a day) and eat a pumpkin muffin to keep from falling asleep at my desk.
11:25- Lunchtime! I pump in my classroom and scarf down my food while grading the math papers from the morning.
12:05- I pick the kids up from recess. We have read aloud and guided reading time. I meet with a group about one of my favorite books Because of Mr. Terupt.
1:00- Time to go to specials. I pump (again) in my room and update my classroom website. I respond to parent emails, plan some activities for tomorrow's class meeting, and try and stay on top of the mountain of paperwork I have to complete.
2:00- The kids are back from specials and we have snack. We have reading and writing units of study in the afternoon.
4:00- We start packing and stacking. We are all anxious to leave for the day-afternoons are tough on both fifth graders and teachers!
4:15- The kids have left. I pack all my milk and teacher goodies in my bags, even though I know I probably won't get to any teacher paperwork tonight.
4:30- I get in the car and pump on my way to pick up my favorite fella!
5:00- I arrive at our sitter's house (it takes FOREVER to get there with afternoon traffic). I snuggle Jake and load him in the car for the ride home!
5:30- We are home and Jake is hungry. I hand him off to my husband while I clean his bottles from the day and load his bottles for tomorrow in the fridge. I also prep the coffee pot for the next morning!
6:15- Jake is done nursing. We play and snuggle and play some more until he is cranky. We also eat dinner.
7:00- Time for bath!
8:05- Jake is asleep and we head upstairs to put him down for the night.
8:45- I head up to bed, ready to do it all over again tomorrow!