I can hardly believe it but I realized that Squish will be 22 months next week, which meant I was rapidly running out of time to do my quarterly Day In The Life post! But have no fear….I got it done.
In case missed any of my previous posts, I’ve been writing one every 3 months since he was born. You can find the links below:
Here’s a look at what our days have looked like recently. As usual, all days are different but this should give you a fairly good idea of what life is currently like with a 21 month old, while 28 weeks pregnant.
6AM – Up and at ’em. After a nearly 6 week stretch of Squish deciding 5am was a good time to wake up, he’s now back to typically waking up somewhere between 5:45 and 6:30. I hear his little voice saying “Mama?” over and over on the monitor so I get up, change his diaper and we head downstairs to eat breakfast.
6:15 – 8:15AM – Breakfast, then PBS Kids and playtime while I try to get some work done. Try being the operative work. Some days I can get in a solid hour or so of work…other days we’re out running up and down the driveway at 6:45AM.
8:30 – 11:00AM – We spend a little time with daddy before he heads to work and then we’re on our own. I put the computer away and we play. This summer that’s meant lots of outdoor time as well as a recent obsession with trains. On this particular day it was finally a little bit cooler than it had been so I took him to the park.
We actually went back to the park we used to go to all the time at our old house and it was crazy to see how much better he was at climbing things he used to struggle with. After about an hour at the park, we tried to go to the library but there were no parking spots!
We stopped at Great Harvest for a sample and a loaf of bread and then came home, had a snack and played with trains.
11:00AM – 1:00PM – Most days we eat lunch between 11 and 12. Some days we wait for daddy to come home, other days we eat before he gets home. On this day we ate closer to 11 because I’d just come across a local gymnastics place that has open gym from 12-1:30 a couple days a week and we had plans to go check it out.
Most days we leave the house at least some point during the morning either to go to the park, play group, swimming lessons, etc. Leaving around lunchtime is more unusual. But we ate lunch and headed over to check it out for about 45 minutes and got home around 1pm.
1:00PM – Naptime. After months of trying to transition his one nap per day to the afternoon, we’re finally getting there. While he was getting up at 5am, he was ready for a nap by 9:30, up by 10:30 or 11 and up the rest of the day which made for some long afternoons. Now, most days he’ll go down for a nap around 1 and sleep for an hour and a half, sometimes 2 hours. Except when he doesn’t. Like this day. On this day he rolled around in his crib for about 30 minutes while I tried to cram in some more work and then he was up screaming.
1:30-4:00PM – So, we made the best of a no-nap day and played some more. Of course on this day I had a conference call scheduled at 2:30 so I did my best to listen in and participate while watching to make sure Squish and his baby weren’t tumbling head first off rocks into the neighbor’s bushes.
4:00- 6:00PM – Gym time. We typically head over to the gym around 4. Some days I workout with the 4:30 class while Squish sits in his play yard, some days we just hang out and watch together. We usually hang around until our 5:45 class starts and then head home around 6. Some days we stay later than that.
6:30 – 8:00PM – Dinner. I try to eat dinner with Squish most nights. Sometimes I just feed him and wait to eat until hubby gets home, but I like him to see me eating, etc so usually we eat dinner together at the counter. After dinner is bath time. Gone are the days of winter when I could only bathe him 1-2x per week. He is a little sweatball and rarely a day goes by that he doesn’t require a bath.
After his bath, we read books. Most nights, daddy comes home around 7:30 or 8, so we try to stay awake and read until then. Then we say night night and Squish goes to bed.
8:00 – 11:00PM – Shower and work. Here’s where I try to cram in all the work I wasn’t able to fit in during the day. Some days I’m able to get a fair amount done in the morning, at lunch and during nap time so there’s less to do at night….but I try to stay on top and ahead of things because you never know when you’ll have a day like this day where you get pretty much nothing done all day long!
Work includes blog stuff, sponsored posts, social media, answering emails, various projects, working on stuff for Regan, etc. I typically take my recipe photos during naptime. My parents also come into town every 4-6 weeks and I try to take at least one day while they’re here to cram in photos of 4-6 recipes so I can get a little bit ahead.
11:00PM – Bed.
So there you have it! We’re less than 3 months away from having another baby in the picture so the next update should give you a glimpse into life with a toddler and newborn. Eeek!