Hazel wakes up before my alarm. She'll chatter a bit while I snooze, then its breakfast for her. I love these morning snuggles.
Happy baby while I take the morning constitutional.
Kaylee hasn't woken up yet, so time to go get her out of 'bed'.
Then changing Hazel's diaper while Kaylee actually wakes up.
Kaylee hasn't really woken up.
Hazel gets playmat time while I finish getting ready. This includes figuring out what Kaylee will eat so she's not grumpy, getting Kaylee dressed, packing my lunch, packing Hazel's 'lunch' of breastmilk pumped from the day before, getting myself dressed and getting everyone out the door on time.
Contemplate picking today's outfit from the load of clean laundry waiting to be folded. Decide against it. Resolve to fold laundry after work.
Everyone is in the car! I don't have a set start time on Fridays but I like to be out the door between 9 and 9:15. The earlier I get to work, the earlier I can leave.
Hazel isn't asleep, she just doesn't like rain.
I top Hazel up and the kids are begging me to put her in the bouncer. Hazel is very popular. Everyone wants to play with her.
I decided to 'dress up' today. An amber pendant necklace (with insects!) and some matching ish earrings.
The drive takes about 50 minutes. Eric wants me to go to Costco on my way home to get cat food.
I'm at work! I drop my lunch bag in the freezer so it stays cold and head back.
Clock in! I have to punch in a number, they do not have my fingerprint programmed in yet.
Immediate tasks: Plates that I innoculated yesterday are finally dry. They go in the bell jar with a candle to consume all the oxygen. The bell jar gets labled with the Lab ID and the date it gets taken out.
Then put into the incubator. All of those black plates? Those are all testing for Legionella.
I can't get into the excel file where we log new samples yet (only one person can edit it at a time) so I decide to do some research on a funky bacteria I've seen every week on the floor sampling of the clean room. Turns out its Bacillus mycoides and it's a soil bacterium. This means a few things. 1. The current cleaning procedure is not sufficient 2. The current steps being taken to minimize contamination are not sufficient or not being followed. I bring this up to my lab manager and discuss it with the facility manager. I've seen this problem before. It was solved with SporGon and sterile mops. I feel awesome.
I also feel some letdown and check it out in the bathroom. Good thing I have spare breastpads because I forgot to put some in this morning and have suffered the consequences.
The lab log is finally usable so I log in the new samples and assign them IDs. Then I take two to work on. I will be in charge of following them through to completion and writing the report at the end. Here I've prepped for more Legionella analysis of water samples.
Then its lunch. As a part time employee I have 30 minutes of break. I spend 15 minutes eating and 15 minutes pumping. This company is good, they have a nice private space for me to do this that's not a bathroom. I browse reddit while I pump and try to think about Hazel cuddles for extra oxytocin boosts of milk.
Good boobs! This goes into my freezer chilled lunch bag and I go back and finish the samples and get them set up. I was going to try and browse a lab supply company for some parts that we need but the network needed to be restarted so our computers had to be turned off. It was not back up by the time I left.
4 hours later... Time to go home.
And it's raining decently hard.
Greaaaat. I do stop at Costco and then head to pick up the girls. It only added about a half hour since I was only getting a few things.
The video is loud, but I love her reaction when she recognizes me.
Hazel is pretty much ready for a nap and we snuggle a bit.
When I'm able to escape the tiny one, Kaylee gets some one on one and snacks. Eric comes home shortly after and gets glomped on by Kaylee.
Hazel wakes up and seems cold. I'm cold. So I bundle her up.
We demonstrate for Nana's facebook friends that the happy smiling baby isn't always happy and smiling. No babies were harmed in the taking of this picture.
After I make myself dinner (Eric and I have decided that we're fending for ourselves) I take over Hazel duty. She's hungry so I get comfy on the couch.
Kaylee watches Episode VI
Hazel takes another nap, much to my surprise. I am trapped.
I play some Clash of Clans. War is about to end so I need to get in my final attacks. Hazel wakes up and is still acting fussy and hungry so I get ready for bed and put her in more appropriate pajamas. Eric handles Kaylee. I'm pretty much in bed for the rest of the night and entertain myself with Hulu and Netflix. I'm watching early ANTM on Hulu and Criminal Minds on Netflix.
Once I'm able to escape I grab a snack and set up with the laptop to browse the internet and write this. Hazel will likely fuss in an hour or so, I'll feed her then, try and move her to the crib and pass out myself.
Ta da. A day in the life.
Note: In the winter this day would include an evening barn visit to feed. There's no point to grain and I know they have plenty of fresh water, so horses were fairly hands off today.