Good morning! I'm so excited because I've finally gotten my act together for a 'day in the life' post! These are my absolute FAVORITE to read. I love seeing how others spend their days and manage their time. I've been trying to do one since Haddie girl was 8 weeks old, but I wanted to document just a regular day and it seemed like something would always come up on the days I had planned to do it. But! On Wednesday, October 19th, everything aligned and I was able (and actually remembered) to document an entire day of our new life. I'd say it was a pretty typical day with Haddie. Some good times, some cry fests, you know just a little bit of everything. So here we go! A day in the life with a 16 week old.
5:15am: Haddie is up and crying in her bassinet right next to our bed, ready for her first feed of the day. She's been sleeping since 8:30pm and we are amazed because she hasn't really gone that long before without eating! I change her and feed her and we're back in bed within 30 minutes. I'm actually able to fall back asleep easily for once (it always seems to take me forever).
7am: Nick is getting ready for work and Haddie is stirring, but thankfully puts herself back to sleep.
8am: Nick comes in our room before we leave for work and Brady gets so excited he starts snorting (haha) and wakes up Haddie and I. She's not a happy camper to be woken up so I run downstairs to get her a bottle and then all is right in the world. After she's done eating, I change her and then her Brady and I head back downstairs. I let Brady out, feed him breakfast, and pour myself a bowl of cereal and a big glass of cold water. Haddie happily hangs out in her mamaroo while I eat.
9am: We had back upstairs to Haddie's room where we 'read' the Black & White book - basically we just look at the pictures and she bangs her fists against it. I have been trying to read right before naptime because I find it helps her unwind. Right after, I wrap her up in her Halo sleep sack and put her down for a nap. She falls asleep super quickly.
9:30am: I head back downstairs and get going on my chores. I wash all of the bottles so we're set for the day, pay a few bills and respond to blog emails + catch up on my favorite blogs.
10:15am: Haddie is awake, so I go grab her and we head to her playmat to hang out and do tummy time. I try and follow the sleep, eat, play routine, but lately she's been taking shorter naps so it doesn't work out. It's more important to me to keep her feeds spaced out to 3 hours (unless she's super fussy) so it usually ends up being more like sleep, play, eat, play.
11:05am: She's done eating and I'm dying to take a shower. I usually take them at night after she's asleep because it's my favorite way to relax before bed, but last night I was out for a Junior League event and was too tired when I got home. I put Haddie in this little bouncy seat we keep upstairs and she's happy to chill out in there for a little bit right outside the shower. I quickly rinse off, make the bed and then get changed. It's beautiful outside today and I plan on going out for a walk, so I throw on athletic clothes - although let's be honest, 90% of the time now that's what you'll find me wearing.
My new favorite leggings!
11:30am: Haddie is starting to fuss, so I know it's about nap time again. We do a diaper change and then read a book. She's pretty cranky when I try and put her down and I have to rock her for a little bit.
12pm: She's finally sleeping! Nick usually gets home for lunch around this time and it's nice to be able to hang out for a little bit during the day. I have a toasted turkey/swiss/avocado open faced sandwich with chips and a pear. I eat some sort of turkey sandwiches like every day - easily the hardest thing I had to give up while pregnant!
12:45pm: Nick is back to work. I let Brady out and prep dinner (having stuffed peppers) while I wait for Haddie to wake up. Her naps are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour lately.
1pm: Haddie shows no signs of stirring so I sit down at my computer and work on this blog post.
2:10pm: I am SHOCKED Haddie is still sleeping. We're going on over 2 hours! I want to keep her on her eating schedule though, so I go and wake her up to feed her.
2:25pm: She's done eating and I get her dressed for the day. Easily one of the most fun parts - picking out her cute clothes! My friend texts me and wonders if we want to stop over for a walk in a little bit (yes).
5pm: I wake Haddie up for her dinner feed. She's super sleepy so I'm thinking she'll go back to sleep right after she's finished eating for her final nap of the day (this one can be a struggle).
5:20pm: She's done and is fighting sleep, but keeps yawning and fussing. She finally falls asleep after some rocking, but when I go to set her down in her bassinet, eyes WIDE open. She starts crying so I pick her back up to calm her down. Within minutes she's asleep again. I set her down and exact same thing happens. But now she's wailing. After a few minutes, she's calm again and I attempt to put her down a third time - WHAT WAS I THINKING. At this point she starts screaming her head off. I wonder if she's still hungry so I make her a two ounce bottle. She eats one ounce and is still crying. I feel like she is maybe overtired? But who knows sometimes!
6pm: Nick is home, so I pass her off hoping that he can get her to fall asleep and I can get dinner in the oven (thank goodness I did all the prep work earlier).
6:20pm: We give up. Apparently she's not going to nap right now. We take her downstairs so we can eat dinner, put her in her mamaroo and she's as happy as a clam haha.