The alarm clock goes off and I start to hear Caroline stirring in the monitor. She typically wakes up anywhere from 6 to 6:45 each morning. Joe gets up and starts to get ready for work and I head upstairs to grab Caroline. Quick diaper change and we start our morning playing and hanging out on the couch while watching the news. Caroline enjoys her sippy cup of milk while we hang out.
Both Caroline and I start to get hungry and we head downstairs for breakfast. Caroline enjoyed a spinach muffin with grapes and cheese while I had a protein waffle. I also quickly emptied the dishwasher and got ready for the gym. I also got Caroline changed and ready for the day.
We play for a bit downstairs before heading to the gym. I have been going to Burn Boot Camp for a year now and both Caroline and I love it. She is always inthralled with all the musical toys they have since we do not have many at home. The 8:30 class has been my go to since last summer.
We head home from the gym and Caroline immediately goes down for a nap. Right now, she will nap anywhere from one hour to over two hours. I can never tell how much time I have so I always try to squeeze as much as I can into her naps. While she slept, I quickly showered and started on laundry. I then tackled some ironing while catching up on the Today show. I also quickly straightened up my car and cleaned up around the house from the weekended. Caroline was still sleeping so I made a batch of apple sauce & sweet potato puree to place into pouches. Then I prepped for dinner tonight by starting mashed potatoes in the crockpot.
Caroline's up from her nap and it's lunchtime! I grabbed a goddess bowl I prepped yesterday with with quinoa, edamame, chickpeas, carrots and beets. I got the entire meal inspiration from Sarah Fit's recent ginger dressing recipe. Caroline tolerated the chickpeas but that was about it. I try to offer different veggies to her each day even though she frequently refuses. She ended up also eating some of the apple sauce & sweet potato puree as well as grapes and kiwi.
I loaded up the car with Caroline and Charlie to run a few errands. Afterwards, we head to a local park for a walk and playtime. Caroline absloutely loves the swings. She gets so excited when she sees them at the park and will cry every time it's time to leave.
Back home and head upstairs for some playtime. Lots of chasing, stacking towers and practicing walking. Her favorite toy right now is the busy box and could stand there playing with the beads for a few minutes. Which is impressive since her attention span is a bit short!
Caroline started to get grumpy and quite tired. So I took her into her bedroom for a nap. Lately afternoon naps have not happened and today was the same. She played and rolled around for about 45 minute before becoming upset and throwing her pacis out of the crib. I went back in and calmed her down and gave her back the pacis. After about 5 more minutes of her not winding down I got her back out to play.
The no afternoon nap really started to wear on Caroline and she was getting quite upset at every little thing. So we headed downstairs for an early dinner to buy a bit of time before bedtime. She looked at books while I cooked some chicken breasts and finished making the mashed potatoes. She had chicken, mashed potatoes and then kiwi for dinner.
Early bedtime for Caroline and she goes down without a fuss. After she is asleep, I head back to the kitchen to finish our dinner and clean up the kitchen. Joe is working late tonight so I place his plate in the fridge.
Relax on the couch for a bit while watching the news and enjoying dinner. I'm a old lady at heart and look forward to Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune each night. After dinner, I start working on this blog post and catch up on reading a few blogs.
Joe is finally home and we catch up while he enjoys dinner. Then we watch a few episodes of The Crown before I call it a night around 9:30.
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