5:15 AM: My alarm clock goes off and I get up, eat a slice of cinnamon raisin ezekial bread with some almond or peanut butter and pour a cup of coffee (and then another cup). B's diapers might need a few more minutes in the dryer, if not I stuff them and pack her diaper bag and prep her bottles for the day. Throw on some work clothes and minimal makeup.
6:30 AM: Tate wakes B up, changes her and plays with her for a while while I load up the car. I am a legitimate bag lady. Diaper bag, bottle bag, pump bag, work bag, lunch bag, gym bag...
6:40- 7:05 AM: Feed B.
7:10 AM out the door to daycare and arrive around 7:25.
7:45 AM: I'm supposed to be at work. (I won't be there for another 5 minutes).
9:00-9:30 Fourth grade group. This week's theme is Halloween, so I am incorporating several books, games, worksheets, apps, and activities to target my student's communication goals. Some students are seen individually, but most are seen in pairs or groups of three at the most.
9:30- 10:00 Second grade group
10:00-10:30 paperwork such as writing evaluation reports, IEPs, meeting notices, etc.
10:30-11:00 Third grade group
11:00-11:30 Time to eat lunch and pump again.
11:30-12:00 Kindergarten group
12:00-12:30 Fifth grade group
12:30-1:00 Evaluations, collaboration with teachers, meetings
1:00-1:30 First grade group #1
1:30-2:00 First grade group #2
2:30-3:00: Help with dismissal.
3:00 PM-4:30 PM Hop in the car and drive to an early intervention visit. Early intervention services are part of a state program for children from Birth-three years of age. I'm glad that my second job is in the same field as my full-time job, but I get to help families facilitate the development of their children's communication skills.
4:30 PM- 5 PM Pick up B at daycare, chat with the teachers, "Oh she didn't nap again?! I'm so (not) surprised". Swing by practice, since the stadium isn't far out of the way to get home, so B and Tate can have a few minutes of time together today.
5:00 PM- 6:00 Feed B and she falls asleep. Time to cook dinner, throw in a load of laundry and check the mail...and email
6:00-6:30 PM Take a walk. I haven't been getting in many workouts since B was screaming her head off at Crossfit and I hate to leave her in child care for more time each day, so I make sure we get a walk each day that I don't get a real workout. I love the Ergo carrier and B does too. She usually dozes off while we are walking.
6:30-7:30 PM B plays on the floor or exersaucer for a little bit, then it is bathtime, diaper change and time for jammies.
7:30 PM Bedtime. We send pictures to Tate, who is still at work and then read a few stories. Currently in rotation are "Counting Kisses" and "That's Not My Puppy". Finally I nurse her again and she falls asleep, so I gently rouse her and bring her to her crib to fall asleep We have been working on letting her fall asleep on her own.
8:30 PM Pack leftovers for lunch tomorrow...and snacks, lots of snacks. breastfeeding STILL makes me ravenous.
8:45 PM Check on B, sit and check my email, Facebook, ok...and Pinterest, then do my billing for my home visit.
9:30 Take a shower. Think about drying my hair, then throw it up in a bun.
10:00 Tate gets home and we recap our days and watch The Sopranos on Netflix and I fall asleep.
What are your tips for making "getting out the door" easier in the mornings?