a day in the life…


  •  Changed one two three diapers


  • Slithered out of bed and started my day (after trying to ignore my alarm 3 times!) 


  • dropped Calder off at daycare (no tears, just a really lengthy good-bye hug!!)

8:00 – 11:00

  • “constructed” my new stool
  • stared around my room trying to envision the layout that would work best
  • sorted school supplies, which felt a little like Christmas morning for school-supply loving geeks such as myself!

11:00 – 11:15

  • Drove to Beaner’s to meet with our fiancial advisor

11:15 – 1:00

  • Arrived back at the school where our financial advisor was waiting because we had changed the meeting location
  • Started Calder’s college savings
  • Talked a lot about money (realized kids (and life in general) costs more than expected)


  • Called daycare to check-in (after having restrained myself most of the morning)
  • Learned that he had 2 more poopy diapers and that the daycare provider thought it might be something more serious than teething, my diet, or stress. 


  • Scheduled an appointment for Calder to be seen by the doc!
  • Felt terrible that I hadn’t called the doctor or daycare earlier!


  • Picked up Little Man and headed home for lunch and to let Xanther out


  • Headed into Lansing to hit the Dollar Store, Teacher Store, and Babies R Us before Calder’s appointment.


  • Stuck in a traffic jam on I-496.


  • Avoided most severe part of traffic jam because we weren’t going downtown at rush hour. 
  • Stopped at Dick’s Sporting Goods to check out kayak sales
  • Left empty-handed (thankfully!)


  • Arrived 20 minutes early for our appointment
  • Fed Calder
  • Were seen by the doctor much earlier than schedule (Hooray!)


  • Left the office with a smiling, cooing, little baby who apparently has nothing wrong with him as he seems just fine.


  • Shopped at Meijer for odds and ends, including two bookshelves for my room, which I’ll assemble tomorrow
  • Looked longingly at the aisles of treats and tasty goodness that I wanted to devour, my lunch having long since worn off.


  • Dropped off a few things at school and a friend’s house
  • Sat in the backseat with a wailing child who was not the least bit amused by my antics!


  • Finally arrived home
  • Fed Calder
  • Changed him
  • Finished feeding him
  • Changed him again (2 diapers this time!)
  • Swaddled him so I could restock the diaper supply that has been quickly dwindling
  • Emptied Diaper Genie
  • Washed bottles and pump parts
  • Made Dinner and Sat down!
  • Watched my angel fall asleep on my handy-dandy video monitor! *Thanks, Mom!*


  • Crawled upstairs, kissed my sweet child on the cheek, climbed into bed and thanked God for the countless blessings in my life!

4 thoughts on “a day in the life…

  1. I think there’s potential here for the likelihood of a 2nd infamous Christmas letter like the one that we all enjoy reading from a older brother’s friends wife who also has a way with words and wit and could easily write for Letterman.
    It’s 7:45 a.m. and I am sure your day is off and running. Those shelves will look great in your classroom and Calder will have a great day with his new best friend!
    Love you all and this all brings back a lot of memories.

  2. Too funny! I can only hope to aspire to such holiday humor!! At this point, said shelves are assembled and sitting empty behind my desk, which is in its new location. And beyond all comprehension, I have successfully unplugged, reorganized, and reassembled my computer and all its paraphernalia (I had to check to be sure I spelled this correctly). What’s more – the fact that I’m online is proof that I did something right! 🙂 Off to grab some lunch before wrapping up my day and heading off to pick up my poopy boy!

  3. Hey! I’m so glad you passed along your link! I loved seeing the pics of C. He is ADORABLE!!

    Now you are added to my bloglines so I can keep up with you all.

    Welcome to the world of blogging. And good luck with the race in a few weeks! I have been “sorta” running again, too. I should just sign up for a race to get motivated to really train. I would love to run another marathon, someday…but it is infinitely more difficult now with kiddies! 🙂

    I love your day…it definitely looks like a “mommy” day. 🙂

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