day in the life.
7am: Jojo was up, so I was up. She was actually up at 5am, but teething has her sleep schedule a bit all over the place so I’ve decided to not let her cry for very long until the teeth are in. Sooo I pulled her into bed with us and fed her until we dozed off and then we got up at 7am. For breakfast I made me french toast with sourdough bread + my typical iced vanilla latte. It’s always a fight on which I should have in focus…jojo or the food haha. Jojo won this time :)
This sourdough is insanely yum. We got it from the bakery section at our grocery store, HEB.
Then I fed Jo her breakfast (this day she had oatmeal) and made some energy balls for snacks for me and had a few.
9am: Jojo was having trouble falling asleep so I helped her and she took her nap on me. Hard to beat the sweetness of having a baby nap on you.
10am: Hang with Jojo
11am: My mom came over to keep Jojo for me so I could get some alone time. My birthday was last week and Ryde (a cycling studio in town) sent me a free class for my bday so I went and took the spinning class. Before I left I needed some food and ended up finishing off a rotisserie chicken we had in the fridge.
Into the cycling class I brought a gatorade to drink, while the majority of the people drank their pH balanced water hehe. Cycling classes are intense and I know my body needs sustenance! My knees felt good during/after the class…we’ll see how they feel tomorrow before I consider taking another class in the future. I would’ve asked someone at the cycling class to take my picture, but, man, the people there just seemed really into it/intense….maybe I was just intimidated. Probably the latter. So instead you get a photo of my empty gatorade bottle haha.
12:45pm: After I got back from Ryde I had a Luvo meal for lunch + a lemonade + some energy balls for something sweet to end the meal.
1:30pm: Jojo woke up from a nap. My mom had been wanting to see our new house, so we went over there to check in on it. Renovations are moving along! I’m trying to convince Andrew that we should add more window EVERYWHERE, but I’m not sure it’s in the budget. There is a room of windows (i.e. a sun room!) in the house which is where all my food photography will be happening so I don’t need more windows, but I’d like them. Our current house is small with huge windows, so I know I’ll miss that…but there are a lot of great upgrades the new house will have, like the gorgeous vaulted ceilings in the living room.
For the rest of the afternoon me and jojo hung out. Like I said, Jojo is teething so she’s been more fussy than usual. We’ve chosen to use tylenol to help her with the pain. Any teething soothing ideas? I heard someone recommend giving a baby a frozen bagel to gnaw on, but haven’t tried that. Also a few people have recommended essential oils.
We have a bunch of teething toys + frozen wash clothes + frozen banana stuffed inside a teether, which all seem to help! And me just picking her up always helps :)
Later I had an afternoon snack…some frozen custard from Connie’s Custard (<– the best ice cream/custard).
4:30pm: Andrew got home from work and I headed to my office to see a client.
Jojo discovered that Andrew has ears lol…
Oh and I got this shirt on sale at Madewell and AM IN LOVE WITH IT. It feels so me!
6:20pm: Back home for Jojo’s bedtime routine…bath, boob, books, bed.
6:45pm: Andrew made dinner for us –> salmon + salad + buttered sourdough.
I went back for another piece of sourdough because it’s so good!
6:55pm: Joanna woke up so Andrew went in and helped her back to sleep. Like I said, her sleep is just mega off since we felt her first tooth poking thru on Saturday and we’re helping her get to sleep a lot more than we have in a while and I’m perfectly good with that.
7pm-ish: Andrew had to run by the new house to drop off some stuff for the contractor and I worked on this post.
Rest of night: We’ll probably watch Parts Unknown on Netflix, I’ll read a bit (like literally a bit…like 2 pages of the book on my bedside table), have a snack if I want/need and head to bed around 10pm.
(pssst. I have so many clients who tell me how the women in their life don’t eat much. I’m a woman who honors her body’s needs rather than suppressing them. I share what I eat in a day to model a healthy relationship with food. This is the amount of food my body needed this day. Sometimes I have more food and sometimes I have less food.)