Oh lordy mamas, enjoy it while it lasts!
Our routine (with the constant nursing/diaper changes not added....lol)
6:10am..dh wakes reed and I up. The girls' are up by then and are dressed, sitting at the table to eat (LOVE my dh for this!)
6:40am...I'm awake, drinking first cup of coffee. If I'm lucky, Reed is still asleep. I start the girls' hair routine (good god, three girls is a major PITA!) and try to grab a bite to eat
7:10am...remind dd1 and dd2 to get backpacks ready (tues-thurs) or just dd1 (mon, fri) and shoes on. Feed baby, change dd3.
7:30am...get ready for out the door....buckle all kids into car
7:40,am...rush girls' to school
8:05am...home, and unload younger three (on mon/fri) or younger two
from 8:30ish to 9:45ish...playtime. Try to eat something that I didn't get to earlier. Drink some more coffee, check email/FB, etc.
9:45...dd3 to nap, nurse baby usually. I also try to throw in some laundry, fold a load or two & put away, do dishes, work on something crafty.
11:30am, start lunch routine
12:10am: get kids buckled into car, run and get dd2 from preschool (tues-thur)
12:45: feed dd2 snack, put kids down for nap (unless it's tues, then dd2 has her speech therapist come over for an hour)
1pm-3pm is usually BLISSFULLY quiet! I usually get more laundry/crafty stuff done.
3pm...go get dd1 from school, go to PO box for mail
3:15pm: feed kids snack, ask dd1 about her day (which involves tears and hugs lately...stupid bully)
4pm: dh is HOME! He usually will spend an hour vegging with the kids'
5-7pm: eat dinner somewhere in there, work out in the yard, go on a walk
7pm: bedtime routine. Even with two of us OMFG it takes forever, usually with extreme fits.
8pm: it's quiet. Dh and I usually need an hour to be alone after the last few hours lol.
9-10pm: Pinterest/TV/crafty time!
10-11pm: snuggle in bed with dh and baby time...love love this!
And that doesn't include if I have to run to town (30min one way) for appts or groceries. And on a "normal" day, I buckle and unbuckle 2-4 car seats SIX times. On a "town day"....much more than that.
And we start fostering again next month.