Now that Gwen's a year old it's time to say goodbye to the monthly letters/updates. I'm a huge fan of Hello from the Nato's where she is constantly talking about how it's our job, as mothers, to document our children's lives. I've always liked reading other mother's day in the life blog posts because I feel like it's a breath of relief to see someone else's day that I can relate to. Seeing their daily tasks and how similar they are make me feel so normal because when do you ever see someone else's daily routines?
Taking from her idea and philosophy I am going to start documenting a day in our life here in the Sunderland household once a month. Bare with me, it's a pretty long.
A Friday in February at the Sunderland's
This month is a new adventure in creating new morning routines. Typically I would wake up at 5 am and pump until Gwen woke up, but now when I hear this little lady making some noise through the baby monitor I am sound asleep, snuggled in bed. I eventually roll out and go and greet her in her crib where we exchange our morning gallantries. She drops her pacifiers in her crib and we make our way to the bedroom window to examine what the world has to offer to us for the day.
We kiss Daddy goodbye as he heads out for work. Then we sit down and eat our breakfast together. Frosted mini wheats for everyone!The day was a Friday, which is our day to grocery shop. We packed up the dogs and headed to Walmart first thing in the morning. It's seriously the best and only time to shop at Walmart. There isn't anyone else there, it's quiet and the shelves haven't been ransacked. Not to mention the weekday am crowd is typically more pleasant than the weekend crowd. Please note that when taking my child out this early in the morning, I find it completely acceptable to leave her in her pajamas. By placing a bow on her head makes me feel more secure with this decision.
Of course Walmart didn't have everything we needed and since I like any excuse to go to Target, I drug us all to Target where they too didn't have what we needed either. Everyone (including the dogs in the back of the car) was pretty grumpy after that bad decision. But we did come out victorious with the second box of tea Walmart was out of.
During a 3 hour (!) nap time I killed some time on my computer.
Then I drank some tea, watched How I Met Your Mother and cooked us some lunch. I was seriously killing time and running out of things to procrastinate about until she finally woke up. You know I didn't go attack that pile of laundry or do the dishes like I should've.
And then we got dressed for the day. She ever so appropriately picked out her onesie that says "My Mommy is blogging this" that she got for her birthday. Hardee har.