I chronicled about 4 hours of fun before we were rescued by a kind visit from a fellow mom and then eventually Simone.
To preface I'll say that I went to bed at 10 and Theo was up at 2:30 (!!!!!!! if he keeps this streak alive I'll die a shocked and happy death), 4:30, and 6:00.
7:00 - Simon leaves for work. I debate getting up and making the bed.
7:05 - Simon comes back in scaring me half to death ... he can't find his work badge.
7:20 - I get up and make the bed.
7:30 - Bash yodels his morning greeting so I run downstairs and pour him a bottle of almond milk and contemplate throwing in a bottle of Benadryl (I resist) ... put him back down and say a quick prayer he goes back to sleep till noon or later.
7:45 - make a cup of tea ... I hate tea but in order to justify my cup of creamer with a dash of coffee ... I try to choke it down every morning.
7:48 - try to return some emails but Bash is up UP so I only get to one about postpartum workout DVDs ... one of my favorite things.
8:00 - feed Sebastian a Nutrigrain bar (my mom purchased and the kids are addicted which is a nice break from their hot dog addiction) while I scramble three eggs for the monster ... remember to take Synthroid .... make an egg and cream cheese on tortilla for myself
8:03 - add eggs to the Costco list
8:04 - start debating how awful it would be to take the kids to Costco alone? We really need eggs and almond milk and diapers and I'm reallllllly itching to get out of the house
8:05 - give Sebastian a wipe to "clean" his tray .... he loves it.
8:06 - realize how ridic it is to type things in one minute chunks.
8:07 - don't care.
8:11 - give Bash a Clementine to buy some time so I can eat my breakfast and finish my tea ... he blows on it in case it is too hot.
8:22 - finish my fare ... while going through all of Sebastian's tricks to keep him happy ... before I take bash out of highchair -- have to get strategic so I grab Theo from upstairs and put him in his bouncy
then run downstairs to throw a load of laundry in so I can shut both doors to both sets of stairs so that Basher stays put on the main floor (because he still hasn't mastered going down the stairs)
8:29 - finish readying the premises (securing the bathroom) ...
as soon as I put Bash down on the ground Julia is crying
8:30 - change her diaper and give her some milk and explain that Nana and Aunt Sarah went home
8:31 - come out to find Basher has emptied 1/2 a tub of baby wipes that I swiftly confiscate.
8:32 - tidy up ...
8:36 - forgot to latch Julia's door so Bash invades ... help J sit her Dora dolls up (she is slightly OCD about this) and make a mental note that today is the day that Julia WILL take a bath and change out of her Dora shirt.
8:37 - change Sebastian's nightmare of a diaper and put him in street clothes
8:38 - return an email asking about milk supply issues after running the diaper outside which is a frigid 28 degrees but still feels really good.
8:42 - Julia tells me she needs her diaper changed (it's a bomb).
8:43 - change her diaper and discuss the prospect of potty training (she says "no") and I hear theo crying ... find Bash on top of him.
8:45 - finish changing diaper ... run that outside.
8:47 - give Julia cough medicine and breakfast of a Nutrigrain bar
8:50 - nurse theo -- curse through the pain
while I'm nursing I find Sebastian in the bathroom playing in the toilet
9:17 - finish nursing
9:19 - nope .. Theodore wants more more more.
9:20 - change his diaper first while both kids watch and Bash swipes the diaper until Julia gets it back ... all very gross and unsanitary.
while nursing the kids fight over a toothbrush and Julia explains to Basher that it is snowing outside
I decide the tree needs to come down .... even though Epiphany isn't until tomorrow, also realize I haven't heard from Simon which probably means he is scrubbed in and his surgery started ... which is good and he might get home at a decent hour.
9:39 - throw Julia in the bath .. Bash throws her diaper in the bath.
9:41 - make coffee and eat 1/2 a banana.
9:43 - find that Bash has not only rescued the diaper from the trash and thrown it back in the bath but that he has also emptied the very full bathroom trash into Julia's bath. Really bleeping gross. I semi-flip.
9:45 - bash finds my half eaten banana while I'm flipping and finishes it before he rubs the peel all over the kitchen walls.
9:50 - wash Julia's hair while Bash brings in a bread pan and two muffin tins and throws them in the bath water that Julia is complaining is "too hawt!!" even though it is bordering on freezing/lukewarm.
9:52 - first sip of coffee
9:53 - get Julia out of bath
and hear Theo start crying ... find Bash all up in his grill
9:54 - throw a diaper on J and throw Bash in his crib with a bottle and nurse Theo
9:55 - Julia and I enjoy my coffee together
10:15 - rescue a seemingly tortured squawking Basher from his crib.
10:17 - get Julia dressed.
10:20 - a fellow resident wife offers to come over with her 4 girls and bring lunch from Chick-fil-A ... yes, please.
10:22 - start cleaning (sort of)
10:25 - decide to take off my nail polish but Julia requests to hold Theo and I'm a softie
10:26 -Find Basher drinking the rest of my coffee and soaking his shirt.
10:30 - Julia declares she is done holding Fee-oh.
10:35 - discover another bomb in Basher's diaper.
10:40 - take off polish and change diaper .. try not to gag .. Julia explains basher ate too many hot dogs.
10:43 - throw Bash into confinement (his high chair) with some hot dogs because I'm a glutton for gross punishment.
10:45 - tornado around trying to clean
10:50 - Julia (accidentally?) drops a toy on Theo so he's a wreck ... nurse again
11:00 - ask Julia to give a whining Sebastian some goldfish ... so she empties entire box onto his tray
11:10 - paint nails ... priorities
11:15 - try to change clothes but Sebastian's cries are just loud enough to not ignore so I go see what his problem is. He just wants a little attention.
11:17 - still mid-change I sweep up the fish and pray the neighbors aren't at their window.
11:20 - get dressed in my elastic jeans for the second time since Theo was born, grab a crying Theo, snap a photo with fattycakes ...
11:40 - greet kind friend and promise to never put you through that again.