Life Lately... Jules Edition

Well, this is my 4th attempt to blog within a week. I apologize for going AWOL. To be very honest, the last 10 days have been a roller coaster ride. There's been dramatic life changes and I'm just trying to keep up with my life! So... what has my life been lately?

I went back to work on Monday. I know... it's been exactly eight weeks since the birth of Janie and that time has gone by way too fast. I had always planned on returning back to work this week but I had also thought maybe I won't. Luckily, the transition has been smooth. We all worried about Janie's lack of interest in taking the bottle but she's taking it! Han has been a super dad, being a stay at home dad for the entire week and watching both girls! Not going to lie, I was worried he was going to text me every hour asking about my eta- but he only texts me for eta once a day. At work, my students have been walking on eggshells this entire week because they're afraid I will "punish" them any second... which is nice because everyone is pretty calm. 

So, my role shifted from being a stay at home mom to a working mom. I thought it'd be really difficult to get back into that routine but thankfully, it hasn't been. However, the most dramatic change with the shift in roles has been... TIME.

Man, there's just not enough time in the day when you're a (working) mom of two. I now need to factor into my daily routine lunch prep, work prep, 2 separate times for pumping (at home), and pump parts cleaning for my pump session at work.

Here's what my daily schedule has been like this week:
6am- nurse Janie
6:30am- pump til both boobs are drained
7:15am- pack lunch, pack pump, pack milk cooler
7:25am- get ready/dressed
7:35am- leave for work
7:45am - 3:00pm- @ work
3:15pm- nurse Janie
3:45pm- transfer milk from bottles in the cooler to bag and into the freezer
between now and 6pm, play with Halie and keep Janie entertained all while getting diner ready
6:30pm- dinner
8:30pm- get the girls ready for bedtime
10:00pm- final goodnight kiss for the girls
between now and 1:30am, pick up toys and tidy up living room, wash dishes and pump parts, prep lunch, pump, work prep, and shower

So why am I still up at 3am today? Tonight, not only did I have the usual night routine, but I also had all the christmas presents and cards to write for Halie's daycare and my work...

It's just never ending! Life with two is definitely not an easy one but I love that it keeps me on my toes. And you know what, God is faithful and He provides. I have no serious worries throughout the day, everything is smooth sailing, and with the help of coffee, I have enough energy to do this day after day. 

last evening of maternity leave spent at Disneyland for the Holiday fireworks

last evening of maternity leave spent at Disneyland for the Holiday fireworks

love these sweet bedtime routine moments- diaper, check. pajamas, check. goodnight! 

love these sweet bedtime routine moments- diaper, check. pajamas, check. goodnight!