Erin’s daily schedule

My day with NMO and 2 kids

I get asked quite a few times how do I manage my NMO and two kids. Without a doubt it can be very challenging at times especially taking two kids to doctor appointment.Some times I will get lucky and will have some one watch the kids while I go see doctors. As we all can relate to having NMO we have a bunch of doctors we have to go see and check in with.
Most of the time I show up to the doctors office with both kids and wish for the best. I am lucky all of my doctors really enjoy my kids and will have a nurse come help watch the kiddos while the doctors are talking with me and running tests. My Neurologist office if I come during lunch time the nurses will take my kids and feed them for me back in their break room.
I thought it would be fun to write out how my schedule is with kids.

6:45 Alana wakes me up to feed her
7:00 Start feeding Alana
7:30 Allen is awake and wants his OJ.
7:45 I get to make my cup of coffee and try to eat something for myself
8:00 Allen wants me to cook him eggs and toast
8:30 I am wrangling the kids up into my bedroom so I can take a shower and get ready.
9:30 Packing up the kids to get to a doctors appointment and load them in the car.
10:00 Arrive at a doctors appointment and hope the doctor is not running too late. Feed Alana again
11:00-11:30 I am hopefully done with doctor and checking out and scheduling for my next visit.
12:00 Back home unloading kids and start making lunch for Allen and myself
12:30 Allen and I are eating lunch
1:00 Cleaning up the kitchen and making phone calls to people
1:30 picking up the house and telling Allen its almost time for a nap
2:00 Allen’s nap time, tuck. I hand off the kids to him so I can him into his bed. Also time to feed Alana
2:30 Misc stuff that needs to get done around the house
3:30 I try to come up with some ideas what to cook for dinner and try to keep Alana entertained
4:00 Allen wakes up from his nap and wants a snack
4:30 Eric comes home from work. I hand off the kids to him so I can cook dinner
6:00 We sit down for dinner
6:45 clean up the mess from dinner and time to Feed Alana
7:15 Eric and I play with the kids together as a family
7:45 Allen and Eric take showers.I get Allen in his PJ’s
8:00 I get both kids bedrooms ready for bedtime
8:15 I get Alana ready for bed
8:30 Feed Alana her last bottle for the night
8:45 Get both kids room for bed time. Eric finishes feeding Alana
9:00 Tuck Alana into bed. Read Allen a book and tuck him into bed
9:30-10:30 Make sure both kids are a sleep before I can go to sleep.

That’s my day folks!

Sep 2015



One Comment

  1. When our kids were babies we would turn on Sesame Street to keep them entertained for about one hour daily. It was a nice break. Now, I watch Spongebob with my grandkids while they do creative things like drawing, writing, and puppet shows. That hypnotizes them a little too much. I’m sure my wife feels your pain.

    Comment by James on September 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm

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