A Day In The Life [Linkup!]

Happy Tuesday ladies! This week, Jenn and I are hosting another Talk About It Tuesday link-up, and we hope that you will join us! I am also hopping on for Momfessionals this week, because this week’s topic is a day in the life, which was totally what I was planning to talk about today anyway! I always love reading these posts, why is it so interesting to see the mundane in and outs of other people’s lives? I really wanted to document this now, before we throw another baby into the mix. It is always fun to look back and see how we spent our days before life changes and gets all sorts of crazy 🙂 Everything is a season, and one of the best things about this blog is being able to look back and reflect.
6:00am. Rise and shine. Some days I get ready and this little guy stays sleeping; other days he wakes up when I do and makes the whole hair/makeup process quite the challenge. On this miraculous morning, he stayed in his bed up until the minute I woke him to bring him to my mom’s before work! 
6:45am. Hit the road to head to grandma’s. We still get there earlier than we need to, and spend a half hour or so having a cup of coffee and relaxing before I head off to work for the day. 
8:00am. Finally feeling spring temperatures means ICED coffee to start off this work day.
9:00am. For whatever reason, shakes have been my go-to lately. Super easy and quick, and I love chocolate, so there’s that. **Don’t worry, this pregnant lady also throws in an apple, a ton of water, and usually is snacking on a Clif bar shortly thereafter. 
10:00am. Professional blog work. Maternity leave is coming up sooner than I realize, and I am really working to get the work blog as prepped and ahead of schedule as possible so that my coworkers can simply hit ‘post’ on a collection of articles that are prepped and ready!
11:00am. True life is that I ran to Wal-Mart with my coworker because she needed to copy a key, and my heating pad died and my pregnant back was having a meltdown in the twelve hours that I was without it, so we made a Wal-Mart dash. This was followed by swinging through the New Dunn-Brothers and trying out their peanut butter chocolate iced coffee. It was absolutely as delicious as it sounds.
12:00pm. No picture here, because I simply have a hard time figuring out how to snap a casual selfie at a business lunch. But, my coworkers and I had a debrief lunch out of the office to go over our work event from last Friday. Mexican food for the win. Again, being totally transparent I spent a good portion of the meal getting up to take walk breaks because my back is dying. This baby is kicking my booty the past few days!

2:00pm. Post meeting, my coworkers all wanted coffee. Our sweet admin offered to buy, and I am just powerless to free coffee, so an iced coffee was on the agenda. I swear, almost NEVER do I go out for coffee twice and lunch all in one work day. But you know, sometimes, I really can’t complain 😉

3:00pm. Editing images for the work blog. My work days really do vary; sometimes I am in and out of meetings with community partners, other days I am managing programs and budgets, and some days like this one, I kick back a bit and enjoy the fun that is blogging on health and wellness topics 🙂

4:30pm. Booking it out of the office and heading home, laptop in tow.
5:00pm. My parents took the Jax man on a late walk, so I met them up the hill to greet this smiling face. Bare feet and shorts have this kid all kinds of happy the past few days.
5:30pm. Dinner. As I am the last one home most days, typically my mother in law cooks dinner. One of the perks of being homeless, I suppose 😉 No pictures of dinner, as we do our best to leave the phones put away during dinner time.
6:00pm. Playtime (or bath time every other night). This little guy has been loving pushing the limits lately, climbing on the coffee table and backs of the couch. He literally stops and looks at us, smiles, and it is so obvious he is thinking ‘how long until you come and pull me down’. He is definitely testing his boundaries! With that face though…it is so hard to get mad at him!
7:30pm. I put Jax to bed 4-5 nights a week, but on this night Mike did, so I was doing a bit more work from home on this night. This is not particularly ‘typical’ of me, but as I am really trying to get as ahead as possible regarding my social media schedule, it doesn’t hurt to squeeze out some work on my blogs. And, sometimes the creative juices start flowing at home and it makes more sense to tackle a new post when the content is coming to mind! 
9:00pm. Bedtime. Nothing has changed on this front. Our tired booties are in bed by 9:00pm just about every night. I am soaking up as much sleep as I can, as I am fairly certain that when the time comes for my next ‘day in the life’ post, I will be sleeping MUCH less 😉
Looking forward to seeing how all the other mamas get through their day to day!

In addition to Talk About It Tuesday, don’t forget to link up for Show and Tell Tuesday!

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  • Reply
    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    April 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

    That's so cool that you get to blog as part of your work duties! And I'm so jealous of your iced coffees…especially the peanut butter one!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    emily @ a little bit of emily
    April 19, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I love these types of posts, too! So fun that you blog at work, too! Sounds like you had an extra special day with all the coffee!

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    Hannah -Lugimom Blog-
    April 19, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    So fun getting a glimpse into your day! I love that extra half hour for sitting and drinking your morning coffee. Prayers for back relief for you too! My second killed my back as well 🙁

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    Molly Middleton
    April 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I am suuuuper jealous of all the coffee in your day! I need that!! I love that you blog health and wellness. I am hoping to go into that field as soon as I graduate 🙂

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    Molly Middleton
    April 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I am suuuuper jealous of all the coffee in your day! I need that!! I love that you blog health and wellness. I am hoping to go into that field as soon as I graduate 🙂

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    Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama
    April 19, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I love that you put your phones away during dinner.. we do too. I want to make it a habit before our daughter is older!

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    April 20, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Your day is making me wish I had a job like yours! I know it's not lunches and coffee every day, but sometimes having a work routine sounds appealing!

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