12:57 am: Tilly climbs into our bed with her pillow.
5am: My alarm goes off. John is still in bed so I tell him the time (he told me last night he wanted to be early into work today) and he stumbles into the bathroom. I hit snooze.
5:08 am: My alarm is going off again. I turn it off. Lay there a bit and then decide to go eat breakfast. Check on the boys on my way downstairs and William isn’t there. Have a momentary panic, check all the beds in the house and find him in ours. Didn’t even notice him! Eat some cinnamon toast and a big glass of water then head upstairs for my shower.
5:30am and I’m in the shower. Get out, get dressed and John is leaving the house. Henry hears him and wakes up. He gets dressed and asks to play on the tablet. I agree since it’s quiet and won’t wake the other kids. I do my hair and make up and turn on all the lights to encourage my 2 littles to wake up.
6:15am: Tilly is awake and I’m ready to go downstairs. I wake up William who tells me he wants to keep sleeping so I let him (knowing that in 5 minutes he’ll come downstairs happy that he woke up on his own). I put on Paw Patrol and make myself a smoothie. I’m digging through my box of kale looking for the last still good leaves and I hit a gross slimy patch. The smell hits me and I gag. Then run to the sink and vomit 5 times in a row. Pregnancy. 19.5 weeks and I’m still puking. Finish making my smoothie and take it to go. Can’t imagine eating it right now.
6:30am and the nanny arrives. We chat quickly about the kids schedules and I’m off to work in 2 new inches of snow over the ice we had yesterday. It’s slow going but not too terrible.
7-2:30: Work! Fill out some paper work re: my maternity leave. Do some Cancer Research, have a few meetings, drink so much tea.
It’s really dry and hot (26 degrees C) in my office and my eyes are so dry and it makes me so sleepy. So at 11:30am I forgo my home-made to be reheated lunch and go down to the cafeteria with a plan of buying something cold. It’s a really nice cool temperature down there so I end up getting a soup.
Leave work at 2:30pm, and text our nanny to see if she can stay 30 minutes later so I can swing by the bank and sign a few papers. She says yes! So I do that and have 15 minutes to spare which means Starbucks! I get a breakfast sandwhich and a latte and head home. As I pull in, the mailman meets me with my amazon package! He says “Welcome home!” With a big grin and hands it over. I then sit in my garage, eating my sandwich so the kids don’t steal it.
3:30pm: Enter my home to shouts of joy. Our kids love our nanny, and I do too. But they are also happy to see me. Win win! The Nanny manages to escape despite the endless hugs from my kids. I let the kids help me open the amazon package since it’s stuff for them. Which of course leads to a little fighting and William going to his room to calm down.
4pm: I change into comfy clothes and plan to shovel. The boys don’t want to go out because it’s “too cold” . So I put a show on for them and after a quick cuddle with Tilly and some latte chugging, we get dressed and head outside. She’s a good helper. As we’re shovelling, a neighbour comes over with his snow blower and helps us out. Love my neighbourhood!
4:30pm: Back inside and I decide to do some banking/ online shopping. Tilly gets mad when I don’t want her on my lap but my belly is really sensitive this pregnancy.
5pm: John gets home. What’s the dinner plan? Leftovers! Except the kids apparently ate most of them for lunch. So ya, leftovers plus eggs plus potstickers (pregnancy craving). The runny yokes in my kids dippy eggs make me want to puke so I eat at the kitchen island and then run upstairs to put away the laundry our Nanny washed and folded (she rocks!). Almost puke again but literally talk myself out of it. Oh pregnancy.
6pm and I’m doing Henry’s at home reading with him. Kindergarten is fun!
6:20pm I try to help clean up the dinner mess but the egg yoke is making me gag again. So I decided to start bedtime early. I hustle the kids upstairs for PJs and Teeth brushing. Once the kids are all ready for bed I take out the first Harry Potter book. I’m reading it to the boys. We do a Chapter at a time but this chapter is so long and takes almost an hour to read! Tilly gets bored and heads downstairs. John brings her back up and puts her to bed.
7:45pm and all the kids are asleep. I go downstairs and tidy up. Then I make the boys’ snacks for school the next day and my lunch for work. I pack their backpacks and put them by the front door. Then my phone tells me it’s time for bed! (Love that feature!!)
8:30pm and I’m putting my PJs on and brushing my teeth. The best part of bedtime is my butterfly pregnancy pillow. Amazing. Climb into bed, type some notes for this day, browse the internet and then it’s lights out at 9pm. 5am will be here before I know it!