6:00 am- I hear Carter yell my name from his room. Ty gets up and brings him to bed with us so we can rest rather than getting up. Daylight savings must've thrown Carter off because he's been waking up at 6 all week and he normally sleeps until 7. At some point I hear Ty begin snoring again, but I'm unable to go back to sleep with Carter playing with my hair. But I'm also so tired I can't bring myself to get up so I just lay there until Ty wakes up.
7:00 am- Ty gets up to get ready for work and takes Carter in with him to feed him breakfast. He's been doing that all week so I can go back to sleep for a little bit which has been my saving grace. I have been so exhausted lately. I'm still waiting for that 2nd trimester energy surge to hit, any day now!
7:30 am- Ty brings Carter back in and says good bye as he leaves for work. I get up and brush my teeth while Carter sits in the chair and reads. Normally we run in the morning, but I check the temperature and it's 39 degrees. I'm not ready for cold weather running yet, especially when it's supposed to get up into the 60's in the afternoon so I decide to postpone our run until after Carter's nap. I check Carter's diapers that I washed the night before. The inserts are still damp so I start the dryer for another cycle and head back into the bedroom to change the sheets on our bed. It takes much longer than usual because Carter plays on the bed and we play peek-a-boo with the sheets.
|Reading while I brush my teeth.|
8:15 am- I eat a bowl of Raisin Bran for breakfast and Carter decides he needs a 2nd breakfast since I'm eating. He sits at the table with me and I peel him a banana. When he's done he gets up and starts playing while I finish eating. Then I sweep and mop part of the kitchen floor while he rides his car around on the linoleum. I get Carter dressed and then we watch the dogs play and we dance to some music. While I'm getting ready for the day Carter stands on his stool and plays at the sink. I get a message that our 10:30 playdate is canceled because the older son of the mom hosting got sick at school. I decide we should go to the aquarium instead. It doesn't open until 10:00 and Carter has put on his rain boots and is sweetly suggesting "side" because he wants to play outside.
9:00 am- I overdo it and put Carter in a coat as we head outside with Harper and Thomas' dog, Quinn, who is visiting for the day. Carter is all over the place, climbing the small hill, digging in mud, playing with his kitchen, riding cars, mowing the lawn, getting in his fort, and observing dog poop. At one point I realize I haven't seen Quinn in a few minutes, she's notorious for jumping the fence, so I look for her. She's no where in the yard so I run to the front door and call for her. She comes running to the door and then turns and runs away. Carter and I grab a leash and take off looking for her. My belly is large enough that I am huffing and puffing as I run/walk up the hill by our house carrying Carter. By the time I reach Quinn I want to spank her, but she immediately rolls to her back in apology and my anger melts away. I wanted to leave in time to get to the aquarium when they opened at 10:00, but Quinn's shenanigans put us behind schedule.
|Pointing and saying the colors on the tarp.|
|Carter wanted to take a purse to the aquarium, just like mommy.|
|Posing with the bull shark statue outside the aquarium.|
|Carter loves the jellyfish!|
|Feeling whale teeth at the Aqua Tots storytime.|
12:50 pm- Carter has finished his lunch and we head into his room for a diaper change and cuddles before naptime. I set him in his crib and he waves and says "Bye bye momma". He appears to be asleep 10 minutes later which is pretty typical, but then he rolls over and I see his eyes are open. After a few minutes of laying quietly he sits up and begins singing "Baluba" which is his version of Raffi's "Baby Beluga". I'm shocked when he's still not asleep at 2:00 and he's started crying. I head into his room, snuggle him for a couple minutes, and he's asleep the minute I lay him back down.
|"Bye bye momma!"|
|Faking me out, looking asleep.|
3:00 pm- I lay down for a 30 minute nap and set an alarm on my phone so I don't sleep for too long. I wake up at 3:30 and still feel tired so I lay in bed and read for a little bit. When I get up I head into the kitchen and mop the 2 areas of the kitchen floor I hadn't done yet.
4:15 pm- Carter wakes up from his nap crying. Normally he wakes up saying my name and is happy. He was really upset and kept crying. It took a while for me to calm him down. We read a few books and then shared a yogurt for our snack. Carter asked for more so I gave him another yogurt and then he ate half a banana.
5:20 pm- Ty texts me that he is heading to run. He usually leaves work at 5:00 and heads straight to the trails, but his car was in the shop and he had to go pick it up. I get dressed and put Carter's shoes on and we head out to meet Ty for a run. Carter decides he wants to carry a purse like me again and grabs an insert I had pulled out of my purse to make it lighter. My back has been killing me lately and I figured a lighter purse would help! We run 2 miles with Ty at the trails and then part ways. Ty heads to Taco Bueno to pick up 49 cent tacos (their special on Thursdays) for dinner and Carter and I head home to make the sides.
|Heading to the car with his "purse".|
6:20 pm- Carter and I arrive home. I make rice and guacamole and heat up a can of refried beans for our sides while Carter works on coloring his frog craft from storytime earlier in the day. Ty gets home shortly after us with our 8 tacos, only costing $4.25! Carter gets so excited when he sees the tacos and says "taco" while pointing at them which shocks both of us because we don't say taco very often. While Ty and I clean up the kitchen Carter stands on a chair and Ty tells him no and to get down. Then Carter heads to his craft table, stands on it and yells "Daddy, down!" I tell Ty that Carter obviously wants his attention and to go play with him while I finish cleaning the kitchen.
|Coloring his frog.|
|For some reason he eats his taco upside down.|
|Playing with daddy.|
8:00 pm- I take Carter out in the garage to tell daddy night night. Then we read some books in his rocker before I lay him down in his crib at 8:30. We were hoping that putting Carter down a little bit later would help us out by getting him to sleep later in the morning. It totally back fired with him waking up at 5:30 am the next morning!
9:00 pm- Ty comes in from lifting and takes a quick shower while I work on this blog post. When he's out of the shower he comes in to watch the football game. We don't have cable so he pulls it up on his computer and watches it while I work on my post. Then he tries to help me with some forms I need to fill out, but can't get to work online. We're both tired and plan on going to bed early, but somehow that never happens and I find myself not doing my planks until 10:00 and we head for bed around 10:30.