It took me six months to produce this post… why?
Oh you know because #momlife!Initially I had planned to write it out when the twins turned three months old, but things just got hectic as I mentioned in my previous post.
Everyday is NOT like this by any means, but it gives you an idea of what we do!
My husband has 3 very long days where I am where the kiddos between 10-13 hours solo. For today I am sharing you a sample of that day… bear with me, it’s a long one!
5:45am: Harry wakes up!
6:00am: Ally wakes up! Once both twins are up, the husband and I get them changed, fed and ready for the day.
6:30am: Sammy wakes up and hops into bed with us.
She’ll bring her rag doll and snuggle into out bed anywhere from about 10-20 minutes depending on her [toddler] mood.
7:00am: Make coffee…7:45am: Breakfast for the toddler. Breakfast has become quick and simple; sometimes it’s peanut butter and fruit, other times a small bowl of cereal with berries.
Some days this mom has cereal, other times it has been into oats, berries, sunflower and chia seeds. Delish! 8:15am: Once we are done with breakfast, I get Sammy cleaned up and ready for the day.
8:30am: The twins will usually take their first nap at around 8:30-8:45am. They hang in the kitchen with Sammy and I while we eat breakfast.
9:00am: Toddler Independent Play. I set my phone timer for about 30 minutes minutes and I’ll use this time to usually get the kitchen cleaned up, get some bottles prepped and start the laundry.9:30am: Toddler Structured Activity: This can be anything; whether it’s practicing counting, a craft or learning [outside] through nature.
As long as it’s something we are both doing the activity together
.10:00am: Snack and Play. The twins get up between 9:45 and 10:00 from their first nap, so I like to let Sammy eat a snack while I get the twins changed and fed.
10:30am: Once everyone is up (or sometimes a bit before, if we had an earlier start to the day), we play outside in the yard before lunch.12:30pm: Twins Second Nap. In general, the twins have managed to nap before Sammy’s nap which is great!12:45pm: Lunch time for the toddler! This day she did a PB sandwich + crackers with blackberries, raisins and some Snapea Crisps.After lunch, we’ll usually watch a show to unwind after playing all morning.
1:45pm: Naptime for Sammy.I get the kitchen cleaned up [post lunch], switch the laundry and try to sneak a workout in (I used Pure Barre on Demand). If there is still time before Sammy wakes up, I’ll watch something on Netflix, blog or catch up on YouTube videos while I have a post-workout snack!2:30-3:00pm: Twins wake up from nap.
3:30pm: Sammy is up!
The twins have been on a Mother Goose Club kick, but Sammy requested to watch Cars while we did some potty training (joy).3:45pm: Sammy is usually hungry after her nap, so I give her a quick snack. These are actually pretty delicious. 5:00pm: I clean up the living room, get any laundry folded while the twins play on the rug and Sammy in her room.After Sammy plays for a bit, I’ll have her help me clean her room up before dinner.6:30pm: I was exhausted by the time dinner came around this night. We ate outside had eggs plus some Good Food Made Simple waffles.
I wanted to get the twins to bed before Sammy so we could enjoy some one on one time. Sometimes they are up til 8 but most times, they are down by 7:30pm.
7:15pm: Bath time for Sammy. 🙂
7:30pm: Quiet time begins (this is her old bed!).8:15-8:45pm: Bedtime for the toddler!
I’ll spruce up the house then relax for the rest of the evening while I wait for Pat to come home from work.
11:00pm: Bedtime for mama… there are plenty of days that I fall asleep around 9:00pm. Being a mom of three UNDER three is way more EXHAUSTING then being pregnant with a toddler.
That’s a wrap on this “day in the life of” of mom of THREE under THREE. Our schedule* is not always perfect, but we try to have a routine of some sort to get us through the day.
*Note: we don’t follow a particular “schedule” on Saturdays (aka family days) or Playschool days.