5:40am: Alarm goes off. Maddie goes crazy and jumps off the bed in excitement, she thinks it’s time to get up. I press snooze and squeeze my snoogle tighter.
5:45am: Second alarm goes off. Maddie starts licking my face. Noooo… is it really time to get up? I crawl my way out of the bed and let Maddie out.
5:50am: I get dressed, throw my hair in a ponytail, and grab my shoes.
5:55am: I grab the doppler for my daily dose of baby heartbeat. I find the heartbeat pretty quickly and I swear I can faintly feel the baby pushing back as I push the doppler into her. Go away, Mom. I’m trying to sleep.
6:05am: Maddie and I head out for a 3-mile run. We watch the sunrise and take plenty of walking/ sniffing breaks. I finish listening to Outlander on the run – Holy crap, I’m obsessed! Can’t wait to download the next one!
(p.s. This is how happy Maddie is at the beginning of every run. She basically spins the first couple of minutes spinning in circles and looking back at me with the biggest smile on her face. It’s actually quite impressive.)
6:45am: Arrive back at home. Jump in the shower.
7:00am: Throw my robe on and head to the living room to turn the Today Show on. I start making breakfast with my wet hair still pulled back in a towel.
7:10am: Today’s breakfast: a bowl of vanilla Chobani with Cinnamon Chex, walnuts, peanut butter, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and a side of decaf vanilla coffee.
7: 15am: Sit on the couch and relax for a few minutes. I hate being go-go-go all morning and love having the extra time to just sit on the couch and watch tv.
7:30am: Feed Maddie
7:35am: I’m too lazy to blow dry my hair, instead I mousse it up and let it air dry – aka lazy hair.
7:40am: Make lunch for the day. (I literally just grab a container of left overs, a sparkling water, and an apple)
7:45am: Stand in front of my closet hating my wardrobe – ugh, it really sucks not knowing what will and will not fit. I opt for comfort and grab a loose black cotton skirt and a maternity tee shirt. At least my selection goes with my lazy hair?!
8:05am: Kiss the husband good-bye and hit the road. I listen to the soundtrack from The Last Five Years on the way to work – another obsession.
8:45am: Arrive at work, find a parking spot, and head in the office.
10:00am: I’m starting to develop the habit of casually munching on snacks through the day, it helps with my crazy hunger if I have small snacks at my desk. This week I’ve been trading off between dried mango and cashews.
12:00pm: Lunch time! Today’s meal consist of leftover chicken sausages on a toasted everything bagel with leftover potatoes and a sparkling water (I ended up eating the apple later).
4:00pm: Eat the apple from lunch
6:20pm: Leave the office and head home. Continue to sing at the top of lungs The Last Five Years soundtrack.
6:45pm: Stop at Publix and pick up pizza supplies for dinner.
7:15pm: Arrive at home and let Maddie out.
7:30pm: Pizza time!
Before: (topped with prosciutto, mozzarella, and olives)
Finish with arugula
7:45pm: Re-watch the first episode of Starz in celebration of finishing the book.
8:00pm: Ice cream. Obviously.
8:40pm: Derek’s home! He puts on and I break out the computer.
Bedtime isn’t too far off. Good night.