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A day in the life of a breastfeeding urban schoolteacher mom. A little background on me: I am a fourth grade teacher in Philadelphia and momma to a gorgeous almost 8 month old little girl, Lexi. Here is how a typical day in my life goes…
5:15 am- Alarm goes off, roll over hit snooze twice
5:35 am-Finally drag my tired self out of “bed” (more on that later)
5:40 am-Wash my face, brush teeth, do hair and make up all while entertaining said 8 month old on the floor
6:00 am-Stand in my closet and complain I have nothing to wear
6:10 am-Finally pick out something frumpy and throw my clothes on
6:15 am-Let the dogs out and plop Lexi in highchair with a toy. Load up all the bags: Lexi’s diaper bag, my school and lunch bag, and my pump bag
6:25 am-Warm up the car so Lexi doesn’t freeze her butt off
6:30 am-Drive over to my parent’s house
6:40 am-Bring all my crap inside their house. At this time I make Lexi cereal, make myself oatmeal, and transfer the pumped milk from the pump bottles to regular bottles and clean said bottles.
7:15 am-Rush out the door and run to my car and speed off to work
7:45 am-Get to my school, clear out my mailbox, rush up to my room and start pumping.
8:00 am-Go next door to complain with the teacher there about how awful our jobs are.
8:21 am-Greet my students and my day of work begins.
12:45 pm-After four hours of screaming over students and being yelled at, I drop them off to lunch and run back upstairs to pump. This is where I pray someone doesn’t try and bust in my room while completely ignoring the huge, “Do not disturb” sign on my door. Don’t laugh, it’s happened!
3:00 pm-Rush out the school doors and hop back into my car to go get that smiley baby of mine.
3:30 pm-Get to my parent’s house and squish on the cutest baby alive for a half hour.
4:00 pm-Drive back to my house where I usually spend about five minutes cleaning up the mess my dogs have made, like will they ever be house trained?
6:30 pm-After hopefully scarfing something other than oatmeal crème pies down, I take my shower. If Greg isn’t home I bring Lexi into the bathroom and try and entertain her while I shower.
7:00 pm-Get Lexi dinner and then bring her up to bathe her.
8:00 pm-Nighttime routine; Bath, Lotion, Jammies and sleepsack, Goodnight Moon, Whale sounds, and Rocking in the rocker while she nurses to sleep (don’t judge).
8:30/8:45 pm-Place Lexi in the crib and pray to sweet baby Jesus she sleeps.
10:00 pm-Crawl onto the air mattress in her room (to save trips back and forth since she won’t STTN anymore) and try and sleep.
11:00ish pm-Lexi wakes up and joins me on said air mattress.
5:15 am-Lather, rinse, repeat
I know my life isn’t that exciting but thank you for taking the time to read about a day in the life of a breastfeeding urban schoolteacher mommy!
Thanks, Jess! I hope Lexi sleeps through the night for you soon! ;)
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