Yesterday was my first day back at work after 6 glorious weeks at home with Magnolia. I spent a lot of time Monday preparing for the day; washing and prepping bottles, packing my bags, and loving up on my baby girl. It was hard to say goodbye to her Tuesday morning but the day went really well for us both! It was actually really nice being back at work and being able to focus on some of my other passions. After a great first day of work though there was nothing sweeter than coming home to my beautiful girl! Here’s a look at my first day back for this Day In The Life post.
2:45AM – Fed Magnolia
3:15AM – Headed back to sleep
5:20AM – Alarm goes off and I snooze once before waking up at 5:29AM. I immediately get ready for work before Magnolia wakes up.
5:40AM– Magnolia wakes up. I change her diaper and head downstairs to feed her.
5:55AM – While making a cup of coffee Magnolia poops so I change her again.
6:00AM – Fed Magnolia
6:40AM – Made myself some oatmeal for the road (I combined 1/2 cup of quick oats with 1 cup of almond milk. I then cooked the oatmeal in the microwave for 2 minutes and add 1/4 cup of dried fruit and 2 tbsp of wheat germ when it was done.)
6:45AM – Threw the Salsa Chicken ingredients in the Crockpot (4 raw chicken breasts and 1 jar of Old El Paso medium salsa. Cook for 6 hours on low.)
6:50AM – Gathered up all of my bags (lunch, workout clothes, breast pump, laptop, and purse) and put them in the car.
6:55AM – Said goodbye to Neal and Magnolia and took a few “back to work” photos.
7:00AM – Started my commute and enjoyed a BEAUTIFUL sunrise!
7:45AM – Arrived at work and ate my breakfast
11:30AM – Enjoyed lunch at my desk (leftover no bean soup with avocado and a Yoplait yogurt) and caught up on e-mails — I’ll share the soup recipe soon.
1:00PM – Headed to the gym to workout during my “lunch” break. I ran/walked 2 miles on the treadmill and then lifted weights.
Side note for those wondering – I pumped at 8AM, 11AM, and 2PM
3:00PM – Ate 1 1/2 cups of roasted pumpkin (DELICIOUS!!)
4:00PM – Headed home
4:40PM – Arrived home and gave Magnolia a gazillion kisses
5:00PM – Fed Magnolia
5:40PM – Shredded the salsa chicken and toasted a few tortillas
5:55PM – Enjoyed dinner with Neal!
6:20PM – Called my sister Alison to chit chat
7:00PM – Gave Magnolia a bath
7:35PM – Put away dinner and cleaned the kitchen
8:00PM – Turned on the World Series
8:10PM – Fed Magnolia while watching the game and then put her to bed
8:55PM- Cracked open a beer (drank a little less than half) and watched the game while finishing this post
10:15PM – Got ready for bed
10:30PM – SLEEEEP!