Monday, July 25, 2011

Evie's Dream

It was my Evie's first Birthday today! "Happy Birthday Peanut!" I seriously can't believe she is 1 already- I have no idea where the year went! I remember her being born like it was yesterday. We've had an amazing year & it almost feels like I've been on a rollercoaster for the majority of it- not kidding you- its been a whirlwind of highs & lows, stops & starts, laughter & tears but WOW what an experience & I wouldn't change anything (apart from the birth!). Sometimes I still have to pinch myself that she's mine :)

I've been wanting to paint her a picture ever since she was born & last night I finished one- just in the nick of time for her Birthday. I've called it Evie's dream & I'm so pleased with how it turned out, it makes me smile when I look it so I hope it will make Evie smile too.

And I've not forgotten that its also Mummy Monday and I thought why not start with me? So here is a typical day where I am juggling work alongside being a Mummy:

7-7.30am Evie wakes up so I give her some milk and then we play with her toys in bed for a bit

8.00-9.00 Make & give Evie her breakfast & get her ready for the day.

9.00-9.40 Evie is playing whilst I take a shower & answer emails or make/finish any orders I have from Not On The High Street or Etsy that I want to post that day.

9.45-10.45 Take Evie to Hartbeeps - a fun, sound play class.

10.45-11.00 Bring Evie home, give her, her milk & put her down for a nap.

11-12.30/1.00 Whilst Evie is asleep I either work on any outstanding freelance briefs/finish orders/create new ideas.

1-1.30 Give Evie her lunch.

2.00-3.30 Either run some errands in town/take Evie for a walk stopping at the playground/meet up with a friend.

3.30-5.00 Come back home, give Evie her milk then we play, juggled with housework

5.00-5.30 Make & give Evie her tea

5.30-6.30 Either go out for another short walk/play in the garden or play indoors/watch some of the baby bedtime hour on CBeebies.

6.30-7.00 Daddy comes home and gives Evie a bath whilst I get on with any day to day housework/tidying up Evies toys etc

7.00-7.15 Give Evie her milk, read her a story & put her to bed

7.15-8.30 Carry on with some design work or house work.

8.30-9.30 Eat & relax in front of the TV

9.30-11.30 Carry on with my design work. If possible I try & make 11.30 the cut off point because personally I struggle to function on less sleep!

So there you have it- a day in the life of me :) I think seeing your day laid out like that really helps to put into perspective what is actually physically achievable in one day. Mummy Monday will be back next week!

For more information as to why I started Mummy Monday please click here. And if you would like to take part send me a message :)


phil said...

I think you're amazing and have been brilliant over the last 12 months! Xxx

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet emma, i was thinking of you and thought i drop by here to have a cup of tea with you!
I made it just in time to wish your little one a happy merry birthday! WOW she is now 1 already!! Time sure flies. Your day looks really fruitful! Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!

Lorna said...

Glad to see I'm not the only mum who works at 9.30-11.30 :) Happy belated birthday to Evie :)