I’ve been wanting to do a “day in the life” type post for a few weeks now, but just never got around to it until now. Plus, our days varied SO much up until Hunter was about 6-7 weeks old. At that point, we finally started getting into a little bit more of a “schedule” (I still say that loosely though!). As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I’ve been reading and following the Baby Wise method. In a nutshell, Hunter eats about every 2.5 – 3.5 hours, plays for about 20-30 minutes until he gets a little fussy, naps for 1-2 hours, and then we start all over again. I’ve learned that the key to this is ensuring that Hunter gets a full feeding each time. He can be good at “snacking”, so I have to be extra annoying at times to ensure he eats enough. When he eats better, it leads to better naps, which leads to better eating, which leads to longer stretches of sleep at night, so it’s totally worth it!
Here’s what our day looked like yesterday!
I hear Hunter crying in the monitor. I go into his nursery, unswaddle him, and feed him as soon as possible. He is HANGRY.
Cody and the pups play with Hunter on his play mat. I watch them while I start my coffee, whip up a smoothie, and eat a toasted waffle topped with peanut butter.
Hunter starts to get fussy, so I change his diaper, change him out of his pajamas, swaddle him up, turn on the white noise, and place him in his swing. He snoozes for a good hour and a half while I sip on my coffee, do my devotions, catch up on some blogs, and write my afternoon blog post.
Hunter starts crying, so I go into his nursery to unswaddle him, change his diaper, and bring him into the living room to feed him.
I talk to him for awhile, get a few smiles out of him, and we do tummy time for a bit.
He starts to fuss, so he gets swaddled up, and zonks out in his swing. I get dressed into my workout clothes and do my Summer Shape Up workout for the day. It takes me about an hour to do workout 1 + the HIIT run. I was one sweaty mess after that one!
Then I change out our bath towels and sheets on our bed. I eat a quick lunch before I hear Hunter stirring.
Another diaper change, feeding, and burp session.
Hunter smiles away in his bouncer while I get things together for the grocery store and start some laundry.
We head out to the grocery store to stock up our empty fridge and pantry. Hunter snoozes most of the time in his car seat on the cart while I shopped. Hunter kept sleeping away, so I decided to stop by the UPS store to send off a package.
We get home from our errands, and I put away groceries.
Hunter wakes up. I feed and burp him, and change his diaper.
We talk, do tummy time, and play on his play mat.
Hunter goes down for another nap while I work on this blog post. I also finally take a shower. I feel bad for all of those people that had to smell me at the store! Ha!
Cody and I eat a quick and simple dinner of BLTA (bacon-lettuce-tomato-avocado) sandwiches, roasted sweet potato wedges, and steamed asparagus as I hear Hunter start to cry from his nursery. I scarf down the rest of my food and then feed and burp Hunter.
I give Hunter a bath, rock him for a few minutes while we listen to a couple lullabies, and say good night.
Relaxation time for mom and dad! I snack on some cereal, we watch an episode of Brothers & Sisters on Netflix, chat about our days, and read for a bit.
Dream feed Hunter.
Bed time for mama!
Our day starts all over again!
What are your days like? Do you have the same routine everyday or does it change?