Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Day In The Life Of a Busy Stay At Home Mum!

6:10am
Sienna has been cooing in her cot & it's just woken me up, i look at my phone to see the time and try to see if her dummy will send her back to sleep as she isn't crying for food.
6:20am
 After multiple times of trying to give Sienna her dummy, she has spat it out every time and making louder noises, she wants to play.
6:25am
 I decided to take her out to try and shh her as to not wake Warren, she decides she is now hungry and starts grizzling.
6:26am
 I feed her after making her bottle on the bedside cabinet, burp her and do her nappy. I put her back in her cot while i go to the bathroom, when i come back she is nearly asleep. I am far too awake so i drag myself downstairs for coffee.
6:30am
 I fill the kettle up and put it on making sure i have enough for Sienna's bottles as well as my bucket of coffee. Sometimes it takes 2 kettle fulls ;) I run back upstairs to the bedroom and gather the darks for washing as quietly as i can and without any light.
6:48am
 The washing goes in and on. The kettle is still boiling so i start unloading the dishwasher.
6:51am
 The kettle is boiled, i half make my coffee(just black), just so i can smell it whilst i finish the dishwasher.
6:55am
Milk in coffee, done. Washing on and dishwasher unoaded & reloaded, productive so far!
6:56am
 I go into the lounge with my coffee to start typing this. This is 'my time' in the mornings IF Sienna goes back to sleep after her 6/7 feed. I will drink my coffee, have some breakfast, catch up on some TV or blogging and try to wake up & get energized for the day.
7:27am
I've drank most of my coffee, checked emails, caught up on some blogs and whilst watching 'Don't just stand there, i'm having your baby' i decide to start on some work for the business, I have jewellery stands and plaques galore to complete. 
7:35am
I finally decide go and get that wood i need to work on after being distracted by Bryony's blog.
7:39am
I REALLY go and get that work ;)
7:49am
Warren appears downstairs looking tired but ready for work, we have a little chat while i carry on with my work.
8:12am
I'm hungry, i need food. I run up to check on Sienna to see if i have time to quickly before she wakes up. She stretches a little but goes back to sleep. Quick, food get in ma belly!
8:30am
Breakfast eaten and water drunk, Warren leaves for work, now more painting before Sienna wakes!
8:39am
Paint is drying, i tidy bits of the house. This is repetitive until Sienna wakes. I also take out the prawns to defrost for tea.
8:49am
Sienna wakes while im sorting the washing that has dried from 2 days ago. She seems happy in her cot so i leave her for a couple more minutes while i fold and put clothes away. I get her out her cot, we have tickle time before i do her nappy and get her changed.
9:21am
We go downstairs, the washing is done so i pull it out, put in the basket and put the next lot in. Where did that time go? Babies are time wasters ;)
9:30am
I make Siennas bottle and the postman comes with more wood for me :) I feed Sienna her baby rice and bottle, and whilst feeding her i phone the prescription line to order her infasoy milk for saturday. Staci (warrens sister) texts and say she wants to come up today. I say it's fine.
9:46am
I grab a quick shower, chuck my hair up and clothes on, i don't bother with make-up but i need my eye cream.
9:57am 
I come downstairs and play with Sienna. She is happy and giggly this morning, i'm so in love :)
10:10am
Sienna poops. Nappy change. Play time.
11am
Staci arrives. We drink tea, chat, she looks after Sienna and i carry on with more work & put things on the website for sale.
12:09pm
I leave Sienna downstairs with Staci while i go to the 3rd floor to put out the washing.
12:30pm
I get Staci & I a coke, we chat and she feeds Sienna. I carry on with some more work. The washing machine is done so i put in on to dry.
1:15pm
I'm hungry, Staci has Sienna while i make and eat an omelette. Sienna is tired so Staci puts her in her cot for a nap.
2pm
Staci goes, I carry on with more work. 
2:30pm 
Sienna wakes, i go and get her and bring her downstairs, change her nappy & we have an hour or so of playtime. I make her laugh and she has some time in her car.
3:30pm 
Sienna decides she is hungry. I make her bottle and feed her. She doesn't drink it all.
4pm
Sienna has tummy time while i do a bit of work but she doesn't like it too much so i pick her up again. The washing in the tumble dryer beeps.
4:14pm
Sienna is having a little grizzle, i think its her teeth so i give her some ambasol and calpol and let her chew some toys for a little bit while cuddling her. I try to give her the rest of her bottle, she still leaves about 2oz.
4:25pm
I remember the dryer beeped a while a go and Sienna seems a bit happier so i give her another bit of tummy time while i quickly pull it out. It's not dry so i take half out and put it back on for an hour. I do her nappy. More play time with Sienna, i try my hardest to get a giggle. 
4:35pm 
Her t-shirt is covered in dribble so i change her into her pjs. We have lots of cuddles before daddy gets home and its his turn.
4:50pm
She takes another ounce and falls asleep on me.
5:08pm
I lay her on the sofa and do a little bit of work before Warren is home. I put the kettle on.
5:15pm
Warren gets home. I show him what i've been working on. 
5:25pm
The dryer beeps again, i switch the loads.
5:30pm
Sienna wakes up to see Daddy. I start dinner.
5:50pm
Still waiting for dinner, Daddy is singing with Sienna.
6pm
We eat dinner. I carry on with work while Sienna has Daddy time.
6:30pm
Hollyoaks!! I'm still working on my wood & drinking green tea.
6:45pm
Daddy does bottle while sienna is having a little nap.
7pm
Sienna decides she is hungry again but we have no clean bottles, they are currently sterilising. BAD PARENTS!
7:04pm
Staci arrives with banoffee pie, yay!
7:32pm
We eat banoffee pie and coffee.
8pm
I finally stop working on my products for the business & start tidying up a bit. Sienna won't go to bed, but i am determined to keep trying now she is getting really grizzly.
8:20pm
Sienna goes down without a peep. I swap the loads in the dryer for the last time. Woop! Time to chill.
9pm
We go to bed to watch one born every minute.



Ahh such a busy day! Please note this isn't what it's like EVERY day, but this is at least twice a week when i have everything to do. Normally a Monday after the weekend. I just constantly have things to do, it is a lot busier now i have the business but i love it and i'm working hard to make it work.


Do you have days like this?







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