I can’t believe it’s time to write another one of these posts. I’m trying to do one every 3 months or so to help me remember how much my days change as Squish grows.
In case you missed the previous ones, check them out here:
So here’s how yesterday went down:
4:30 – wake up, feed the animals, go back to bed
7:30am – Squish wakes up. We’re still dealing with the daylight savings switch. Usually he sleeps until 8 or 8:30 but for the past several days he’s been up at 7 or 7:30. I get him up, in a clean diaper and dressed (rare occurrence and only happened because his diaper leaked and pjs were wet. Usually whatever he wore to bed stays on most of the day). We head downstairs and I settle him in his pen with his Cheerios and cup of water and turn on Mickey Mouse Club House or Curious George while I make coffee and breakfast.
On Monday he went to his one year appointment and the doctor said it was time to transition him from formula to milk so we’re working through that this week. He’s been eating solid food for lunch and dinner for several months but has previously just gotten a bottle and some Cheerios in the morning. Now that he’s transitioning to just milk, he needs more food so we’re exploring breakfast together!
This morning I made my Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes and he ate his topped with almond butter. Afterwards he got a bottle with a combo of milk and formula and then back into the pen while I check my email, do some social media stuff, etc.
9am – TV goes off. Yesterday was Little Gym day for Squish so we headed there. Most days we don’t have any morning activities but TV still goes off and kidz bop radio comes on. Then we play.
Anyways, yesterday we went to his gym class from 9:15-10. Note- he’s obsessed with the hula hoops. Notice EVERYONE else in the class is on the opposite side of the room doing what they’re supposed to be doing 🙂 As soon as it was over we headed home for naptime.
10:30am – naptime. Doesn’t he look peaceful?
I work on my computer on the floor in his room until he falls asleep and then head downstairs to cram in as much work as possible.
12:00pm – Nap time is over and daddy comes home for lunch. He’s eating “meat pot” – hubby always requests that my mom make it when she comes in town – it’s a cassoulet full of white beans, kielbasa, pork, chicken, carrots, etc. Squish loves it.
Post-lunch playtime! Excuse the mess. Playpen is out of control. He also got a bottle with 5 oz milk, 2 oz formula.
1:00pm – Daddy goes back to work and Squish takes the dogs for a walk while I nap. KIDDING. I pop squish in the Ergo and we walk the dogs together.
Childproof locks working their magic.
1:30pm – Playtime. Some days we head out to run errands during this time or go to the library or something like that. Other days we just roam the house.
3:00pm – Nap time. Yesterday I happened to have a call with a company about a sponsored post so that delayed nap time a bit. Afternoon naps have been hit or miss lately, but I do put him in his crib for at least an hour every afternoon so I can get some work done. Some days he sleeps, some days he just bumbles around in his crib talking to himself. Yesterday he did fall asleep for about 45 minutes. If he doesn’t nap, I usually head to the gym for the 4:30 class. If he sleeps, I wait until 5:45. Some days he falls asleep in the car on the way over and some days he just doesn’t nap in the afternoon.
I get another hour or so of work done if I’m lucky. Yesterday I did some planning for a cornbread recipe I’m planning to make and photograph today. I use Pinterest for photo inspiration. If I’m not lucky, no work gets done in the afternoon. That also happens frequently.
4:45pm – Change of clothes for Squish after another leaky diaper + a change of clothes for mom before we head to the gym. Pretty sure it’s time to size up the diapers now that he’s drinking more water!
Squish roams the gym and then usually hangs out in his jumper during the actual workout but yesterday’s workout had a lot of running in it so I brought the stroller along and ran with him.
7:00pm – Home from the gym. Squish plays with daddy while I make a quick dinner of spicy shrimp and noodles.
Too spicy for Squish so he eats half a cheeseburger and some applesauce.
Gimme all the food.
7:30pm – More playtime. Last night we had some fun with daddy’s guitar.
8:15pm – I give Squish his last bottle and put him to bed.
8:30pm – Work. I do blog stuff like write this post, catch up on emails, finish any other work I couldn’t get to during th day, try to cross some of the million things off my to do list, etc.
12am – shower and bed.
And then a new day begins 🙂