Monday started off pretty rough especially since we decided to move the boys around last night. No one really slept all that well and Noah was up around 6am (which is early in this house). Thankfully, Joe got up with Noah so I could go back to sleep (I had been up since 5 with Simon). I finally woke up around 7:30.
I went out to greet Noah and he was happy to see me, as usual. As he jumped into my lap to snuggle he head-butted me in the lip. So I got to start off my morning with a bleeding and swollen lip.
Then I play and watch TV with the boys for a bit before putting Simon down for his morning nap (sometime between 9:30 – 10)
Then I made lunch for Noah and I. He had PB&J and grapes, I had a tuna sandwich. Then Simon woke up around 12 and he ate a lunch before we headed out to get Jude from Kindergarten at 12:45 pm.
While Simon was eating his lunch Noah locked himself in the bathroom. I wasn’t sure if he knew how to unlock it so I fumbled around till I found something that would unlock the door, unfortunately I couldn’t get it open. Luckily, just as I was contemplating removing the entire doorknob he figured it out and opened the door.
Jude gets out of school at 1 so we push Noah’s afternoon nap back.
The next hour or so is always pretty hectic. Unloading everyone from the car and settling them back into an afternoon at home. But I finally get Noah down for his nap (which was difficult with the new sleeping arrangements) and Simon down for his afternoon nap (around 2:30). So I take a little me-time with some frozen blueberries.
I need to take some product images for the blog. I usually take them outside on the picnic table.
Time to work and eat a bowl of cereal. It’s about 4pm.
I put Simon to bed while Joe reads books to Noah and Jude. I settle in at my desk to do more work… a busy night ahead of me. We just started giving the boys Calms Forte before bed hoping it will help them go to sleep. While I work and manage the boys Joe makes a Target run for more bananas and milk. As I’m writing this it’s after 9pm and they are still awake. I’ve been up there 7 times to put them back to bed. We are trying to be patient since this room sharing thing is new but it’s tough. Noah usually passes out about 7:30 – 8 but Jude has always had a hard time going to sleep.
I’m scheduling this to post in the AM but for now I’m going back to work and will probably go to bed around midnight and wake sometime around 5 to feed a sad baby. It’s a long Monday.