Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Day in the Life: 6 months and SAHMing It

5:30am: The Hubs alarm goes off and we both kinda grumble, but get up. He has to be at work at 7am and has a bit of a commute, so it's a much earlier wake up call than we had at our old jobs, but it's not so bad. Afterall, during marathon training, I had a 5am wake up call everyday. WOAH. I was hella crazy, huh? Anyway- we both get up. He takes Sadie out and gets ready and off to work. I usually do a workout DVD-- either Jillian or 8-minute abs/arms.

Bailey's wake-time is SUPPOSED to be 6:30am. Sometimes she makes it. Sometimes she starts squaking at about 5:45-6am. Either way, I don't get her out of bed til 6:30am.

6:30am: Wake up (or go get her if she's already up) Bailey! Getting her in the morning is the best. I legit miss her when she's sleeping! I'm a freak, I know. We nurse and diaper change right when she gets up.

7am: Bailey plays in her jumperoo thing and I make and eat breakfast (lately coffee and lactation muffins {aka- muffins with brewers yeast and ground flax seed added}). Before we started solids, I'd eat my breakfast while reading blogs, but now that we're starting solids I eat my breakfast while Bailey "eats" (aka- knaws and kinda plays in it) her breakfast (note: I'll do a fuller post later on starting solids, baby led weaning, baby food, etc.)

After we eat, Bailey plays in her jumperoo thing while I pump. Bleah.

7:30-9:30am: Walk! I loooove our morning walks and get SO BUMMED when it's raining and we can't go. Usually B will nap from about 8-9am during our walk.

9:30am: Nurse and diaper. Then, we either play or run errands. If we play, we'll play with toys on the floor, dance, look in the mirror, sit in the bumbo, read books, etc. Sometimes we'll also go to a local mom's group I joined's playdate or event during this time too. Just depends on the day.

11:30-12:30pm: Naptime. I usually do some cleaning or dinner prep during this nap.

12:30pm: Nurse and diaper, then more play time! Sometimes I also eat lunch (turkey sandwich, apple and carrots today) during this stretch, sometimes I wait til she goes down for her next nap. Just depends on the day.

1:30-3:30pm: NAPTIME! This is B's longest nap, by far. And, she's really consistent and goes down super easily (most of the time). I watch some TV (currently watching Orange is the New Black in Netflix. LOVE it, even though it is F-ed up!), clean up, and prep dinner.

3:30pm: Wake up B and nurse/diaper. Then, it's more play time  and dinner prep til the Hubs gets home, when we finish up making dinner and he gets some quality daddy/daughter playtime in.

5:30pm-ish: Dinner (this night was Italian beef sandwiches ala the amazing crock pot) and more play.

6:15pm: Give Bailey a bath, jammies, and then the Hubs reads her a book.

6:30pm: Then, it's my favorite time of the day. Our night nurse session. I'm obsessed with her and just love these moments so much. Her smell, her little noises, when she tries to hold my hand. Love every second.  

7pm: Put Bailey down for the night. Lately, she's been going down so easily. It's been AMAZING.

7-9pm: Clean up after dinner, watch some TV with the Hubs, pump again (booooooooooooo).

9pm: BEDTIME for me. Yes, I go to bed at 9pm. I know. I'm lame.

10pm-ish: Hubs gives Bailey a bottle of pumped milk while I'm snoozing away.

2/3am: Bailey wakes up and we nurse. I KNOW she doesn't NEED this feed and I really want to try to get rid of it and get her to sleep through the night, but we're just not there yet. Soon.... I hope. :/

1 comment:

  1. I like when you do these day in the life posts. I'm impressed with your two hour morning walk - do you run during this time as well? I keep saying it but I need to go to sleep earlier as well. Maybe I'll push it back to 10 pm though :)