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1/2 a day in the life of yours truly

2012/02/25

So we have this mama blog – trumamas, but have inevitably grown too busy to keep up on it [sort of like this blog] and are waiting for it to have the right look, feel, etc…I dabble in coming up with headers but just haven’t dedicated any time to it. Anyway, back in Jan I decided I wanted to do “a day in the life” post, since sometimes I look at my strange new stay-at-home life and wonder what the crap consumes the full day or how do I keep my kid entertained…so I took some notes on my iCal and some photos, and figured may as well post it here instead :)

It’s only a half day because my part-time nanny was able to come over last minute that afternoon and I had a ton of prep work I had to do, so I jumped on her offer… Well here goes:

7am – I wake up, our lil man usually wakes between 6:30-7:15am, but Johnny always takes the first shift. He goes and gets him, changes him, gets him morning milk and then brings him up to our bed…so at 7- [again, this day in the life was back from Jan 2nd – so we were still nursing at that point] I bf him and lounge in bed, while trying to catch up on the kindle on my phone. We cuddle and play monster in the sheets + pillows (thus why my kid has such a good “monster” impersonation now…)

8am – we head downstairs for some bfast, [I decided to do this post post-bfast so I wasn’t able to catch any bed cuddles or him actually eating] RWD had a waffle w/ almond butter, some home-made sausage, a handful of cheerios and some craisins. I sneak in a chai and quick bfast for myself while he feeds himself…

8:20 – after bfast, he lounges and plays with toys while I do the am vacuum session (crazy the amount of hair you have with two berners-so we’re on a twice a day vacuum schedule). He’s in the “I LOVE THE VAC” stage so he usually just giggles and chases me around.

8:40 – we climb the stairs, he’s adamant about being able to do it himself at this point, to head up and start some laundry.

8:45 – he also happens to LOVE laundry. And he’s actually quite a good helper, so he hands me everything out of the washer so I don’t have to bend over ;)

it’s weird because I guess back in Jan he wasn’t walking yet either – so :) lil man crawls everywhere after me

8:50 – we head into his room to brush our teeth and get undressed and ready to shower – luckily he actually enjoys brushing his own teeth and is pretty good at it.

9 – the key to a successful shower is having everything prepped, so prior to actually getting in, we set out towels + his clothes so it’ll be an easy transition afterwards…

which includes setting out my own stuff as well – gotta be prepared + efficient w/ a lil person in your life

9:15 – we shower and he does well at just playing on the floor so I can actually get my own shower in…this is the aftermath (not too bad right?)

9:30 – I like giving him a bit of ‘naked time’ so he can air out, this usually is my time to get dressed, brush my teeth, comb my hair – which he uses to explore our room and closet.

9:35 – I realize he’s being way too quiet which means something must be up, so I peak around the corner and yup you guessed it…he’s pissed and taken a shit on the floor. The funny thing about this- I literally do this every morning with him, and of course on the day I decide to document we have our first “accident/s”. Figures right? ..yeh, remember how I prepped his towel + clothes prior thus making the transition easier? Guess the naked time in-between wasn’t so bright – so he hops back in the shower for a quick rinse off…

[sorry, totally gross I know]

9:45 – This time, we go straight to the bed and put on his diaper – I, lucky me, get to clean up his poop and pee on the floor, then head down to his room for lotion + hair combing. He has other plans – which include throwing all this shoes (which don’t even fit his feet) in his hamper

10 – we play a mean game of chase (playing hard hopefully equals tired babe which equals good nap), start a load of his diapers and eventually settle down to read good night moon – his current favorite.

10:10 – after reading it about 3 times, he finally snuggles in and is ready for his nap

10:12 – i lay him down and success!

10:17 – i head downstairs to do a brisk clean up, and sit down to search out good recipes, catch up on my blogs – i check the monitor because i heard noises and yup he’s pulling the blanket over his head playing peek-a-boo with himself…

10:30 – now he’s full on blabbing to himself and standing up – ugh, srsly being at home with your kid all day and not having them nap is pretty much the worst thing ever. 1. you don’t get your own downtime to do whatever and 2. you get to deal with an overly tired kid the rest of the day… so we wait it out and usually make him have at least ‘quiet’ time in his crib the duration of what his nap would usually be or wait until he’s freaking out crying so hard it’s obvious that he’s not going to ever be able to calm himself back down

11 – still not down. =/ but thankfully not crying…

11:45 – just as I’m about to give up (being able to have a distraction like blog surfing makes the time go by WAY too fast) I check the monitor one last time and finally he’s fallen asleep…from the sitting position to a fold over sleeping position.

12:35 – he wakes up :) feeling rested and in a good mood, plus mama got plenty of her own time and was able to eat a peaceful lunch. Not to mention get his lunch all ready to go (fish sticks, broc bites + a small agave/almond butter sandwich)

12:40 – after a diaper change, we pick out a couple stories

1 – after lunch we have a dance party and wait for the savior shelby (our nanny) to come over…in which she magically gets him to play all afternoon, take another great nap + stays sane while doing so ;)

-this is where I headed upstairs to pack up our whole 2nd floor in prep for our floors being torn out and re-done…it’s kind of insane to think how much has changed in the past 2 months, i’ll have to attempt another day in the life next week to see the differences.

*my hipsta camera does this annoying thing where when it shakes (aka goes from my pocket to my hand, or any movement whatsoever) it changes the settings…so sorry the photos are all weird

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One comment

  1. This is the most amazing blog post ever. I totally snorted when I saw the poop.



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