I am so honored that I am able to share our life with Jenn’s readers. My name is Censie (said like Kenzie), different I know, from Building Our Story. I am the proud mommy of Jude and the happy wife of Jeremy – this last 7 almost 8 months with Jude has been amazing and we love being a party of 3 now!
Our Day (Work Day):
5:15am – 6:00am: The alarm goes off at 5:15am (way too freakin early if you ask me!).
By 5:30am I am out of bed and in the shower. Jeremy is getting dressed and ready for the day and ready to walk out the door.
6:00am – 6:15am: Once I am out of the shower and semi-ready we wake up Jude around 6am. Jude isn’t thrilled with this wake – up time. He really is a baby that would love to sleep in until 8am every day. Jeremy and I both wake Jude up. It is our little family time in the morning. I pick out his clothes and Jeremy plays with him for a couple minutes and then finishes getting him dressed. While Jude is getting dressed I am doing my hair and makeup.
6:15am – 6:45am: Jeremy leaves around 6:15 for work. Jude plays on our bedroom floor while I get my lunch packed, coffee made, diaper bag packed and morning bottle made. I feed him his bottle, this takes him until about 6:40. One last diaper change, coats on and we are out the door and hopefully in the car by 6:45am.
6:45am – 7:10am: Head to my parents’ house – we are so lucky. Both of my parents are retired teachers so they watch Jude full time for us. Like I said we are so lucky and we know it. They do this cost free and love it.
8:00am – 4:00pm: I work. I think of my kiddo a lot. I miss him. I usually blog about him when I am sad for being away. I do know that he is in good hands and having fun with Grandma and Grandpa though.
I work Tuesday through Friday in the office and Monday’s I get to stay at home with Jude and work from home. I love that day. We get to play and read and have Mommy/Jude time but I don’t have to take a pay cut – I love my work!!
Even better is that Jeremy works 7am-4:30pm Monday through Thursday which allows him to work 8am-12pm on Friday’s so he picks Jude up early on Friday’s for some Daddy/Jude time!
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner time!! Jude eats with us, we love teaching him about eating together at the kitchen table as a family. Yummy!!
6:30pm – 8:30pm: Jude’s play time with his toys and Mommy and Daddy. He also takes a bottle during this time. Just to tie him over until his bedtime bottle.
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Bedtime routine! Yes we do a late routine, I just can’t put him down earlier. I know he could go down earlier but I want to spend as much time with him as I can!! Some nights he does go down earlier than this.
Our routine – bath time every other night. Into PJ’s, lights dimmed, rockabye baby cd on, read a book, twilight turtle on, bed time bottle and hopefully sleep soon after!
10:30pm – bed time for Mommy and Daddy
So that is our day (work day). We love the weekends by the way! So much more time for family and fun! It would be great if we didn’t have to work right? ;O)