Buckle up for a day in the life Monday. Actually, I want to rewind to Sunday night to start this post.
My sweet boy is in a phase right now where he doesn’t want to go to sleep in his bed and wants to sleep in “mommy’s bed.” I put him down in his room on Sunday night and he seemed sleepy and happy. I went to shower and came out of my bathroom to hear some noises in my bedroom. Y’all he was all wrapped up in my covers and hiding.
What followed was many walks back to his own bed. I didn’t get him down to sleep until after 10p (in my bed). These are the moments where you know be consistent is so important but it’s so hard not to cave.
With that preface, let’s kick off Monday in the life. Despite his late night, Finn was still up at 7:30a. We came downstairs and I fed the dogs, made coffee and Finn’s breakfast while he watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney+. Finn chose scrambled eggs and a homemade banana muffin for his breakfast. While he ate/played/hung out, I vacuumed and straightened up a bit.
Finn’s nanny arrived at 9a and he was super excited to see her after she took last week off for spring break. They took off for their morning adventures and I took off for a run.
I ran four miles and it felt amazing! I know I keep talking about running lately but it just makes me so happy. The weather was perfection. 65 degrees, sunny and low humidity.
I got new running shoes this weekend and went with the Brooks Hyperion Tempo. I’ve had my eye on this shoe since Virginia wore them on one of our walks together and raved about them.
The Brooks Hyperion Tempo is a neutral, lightweight running shoe…which is what I love. I just cannot do a lot of shoe these days. I like the feel of a lightweight running shoe but still want to feel a certain amount of support and structure. I get that with this shoe. It feels free but also like it holds and supports me.
My dress shoe size is a 7.5. I usually wear an 8 in a running shoe but I sized up to an 8.5 here and it was 100% the right thing to do. I was so nervous about running in them outside and committing to the 8.5 but I needed the extra room. I have actually found that 8.5 is a better fit for me in running shoes since I had a baby.
I didn’t get up early enough to eat before I ran so my first order of business after my run was refueling. I ate a peanut butter Perfect Bar on my way to teach yoga.
Next up on the day’s agenda was teaching hot power yoga at Charlotte Yoga. We are still teaching in masks but able to accommodate more people in the studio while still offering a livestream option. Class was great! 🙂
I showered at the studio and got ready for a medical appointment. I had an appointment at Novant Breast Center as a follow up to an issue I had back in 2017. I have had some intermittent pain in my left breast to the point where it wakes me up at night. My OBGYN is the best ever and super proactive about these things so he ordered a diagnostic breast exam for me. Thankfully my 3D mammogram showed no significant changes to the one I had in 2017. I cannot recommend enough not waiting until 40 and getting an early baseline mammogram. It is 100% worth it for the peace of mind…especially if you have a family history or any personal concerns.
To be honest, I felt a little self-conscious telling my doctor about my concern and for taking up my nurses time today but he was nothing but attentive and caring and she was nothing but kind and gracious. Both took my concerns seriously. I think so many of us stay silent about how we feel but what if it was something…and what if we never said anything.
I have worked with Novant in sponsored capacities in the past but I haven’t in over two years. I have never, ever had anything less than AMAZING experiences with the care I have received from the Novant healthcare system from primary care to prenatal visits to an emergency c-section to pediatric care to a toe injury/surgery and more.
I got home around 2p to relieve our nanny. Finn was down for a nap and I made a salad of baby spinach, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, quinoa, avocado, feta, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and homemade honey dijon balsamic dressing. I ate a BUNCH of Whole Foods brand kettle chips while I made my salad.
I was on a really big deadline for a project today so it was a bit of a balancing act to finish that up while hanging out with Finn this afternoon. He woke up from his nap about 30 minutes after I got home. We hung out inside and then headed out to the backyard.
We wrapped up outdoor time to get ready for swim lessons. While Finn was in the pool I finished up some things for the project I had due.
I needed a few things from Target so we made a quick trip over there after swim.
Of course we couldn’t miss our Monday post-swim tradition of car wash so we did a $6 ride through and then I vacuumed out the whole car and used some wipes I got at Target to clean the inside. Y’all…my car has never been as clean as it is now that I have a carwash obsessed toddler.
Ask me how many times we listen to this tonight between Target, the carwash and driving home. Finn was absolutely cracking up every time I started it over.
I am not above eating Finn’s leftover Annie’s mac and cheese as a side dish for dinner. Air fried chicken thigh/leg quarters with green beans. Many bites of cold mac and cheese were eaten in the preparation of this dinner. Like, double what you see here.
I wish I could say that bedtime was easy tonight but it was really hard. I had to be firm with Finn about staying in his bed/room and it made me sad but again…I know the consistency is so important. I am watching the season finale of Rock The Block as I type this and then I’ll head upstairs to bed.
How was your Monday?