5:30 am: alarm goes off or I woke up 10 min earlier. Get up and dress the workout cloth I prepared the night before
5:35: start pumping and make coffee
enjoy the decaf capuchino while check emails and catch up on blogs
pack lunch/snack for the day
6:15: finish pumping, put them in the fridge, and pack pumping supplies
6:20-7:10: morning workout while watch a movie
I’ve been doing this interval on the treadmill lately and really like it: 6 min incline walking at 9% and 3.9 mi/h, 6 min jogging at 5.6 mi/hr, repeat 3-4 times.
7:15: morning skin and hair care
Sofia was still sleeping, so I got dressed first
7:20 Sofia still asleep… went to blow dry my hair and put makeup
split some concealer on me so I had to change
7:35: nurse this little cuttie
7:55: leave the house. Traffic is always bad in the morning
8:30: got a bit hungry so grabbed two protein macaroons
9 am: arrive office, open email and eat breakfast
Protein pumpkin cookie dough. It’s so delicious and so portable to eat at the office (no more leaking oatmeals)
10:40: 1st pumping session while continued working
1pm: lunch in front of the computer. I used to enjoy lunch with friends/colleagues but I can’t take lunch and coffee breaks and still leave like 1.5 hrs earlier.
1:40 pm: 2nd pumping session and continue to work
3:00 pm: coffee with a school friend and also colleague
4:30 pm: last pumping session while had the last macaroon
5:30 pm: ready to leave
5:40 pm: arrive the parking garage and head home. Make a call to mom to check how Sofia was doing
6:15 pm: arrive home, give Sofia a lot of kisses. Mom showed me her new position during tummy time: looking back instead of lifting her head
6:35 pm: bath time! Ready to undress
6:45 pm: nursing
her eczema is still not healed. going to the pediatric dermatologist today
7:20 pm: put her in the crib. She was not asleep yet. Gave her the pacifier and left the room.
7:25 pm: prepare lunch for the next and a quick dinner. Bok choy, seaweed soup with egg
Sofia asleep after turning 90 degrees
7:50 pm: Take off the makeup and night skin care
8:00 pm: night snack in my bed while catching up on blogs/emails, roasted kabocha and corn
I know.. my dinner and night snack are really close, but whatever… I like going to sleep with a full tummy!
8:45 pm: last pumping session
9:20 pm: turn the light off and sleep!
That’s it my friend, how I squeeze everything into 24 hrs: 7-8 hrs of sleep, continue to provide breast milk to Sofia, be present in her night routine, be productive at work, workout in the AM, me down time at night. You really don’t need to give up when you schedule it well.