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A Day In The Life

Amy LedyardComment
A Day In The Life

I posted once upon a time about our schedule. I attempted to create a more precise schedule for ourselves and failed miserably. I'm not a schedule person, but there are some things that need to be consistent when you have a toddler; this is triply true when you have two babies under two, so we started with a regular bedtime and routine before Adia was born. We have deviated from that a bit since her birth, but things are starting to return to "normal" now; I thought it would be fun to share a "day in the life" post to update how things have changed with two.

Adia usually wakes up to nurse between 6 and 6:30am, and I always contemplate just getting up then and starting my day; reality is that I usually go back to sleep because Afton will typically sleep until 7:30 or even 8. I'm still waking up enough at night that, while waking up early is my preference and eventual goal, it's just not realistic at this point. So, back to sleep we go until Big Sister wakes up, at which point we make our way to the living room for a little cuddle puddle time before breakfast.

Some days I feel very inspired at breakfast time, and I make something that actually requires, you know, the stove. Ha! Other days I feel very not inspired for breakfast, and those are the days we usually have oatmeal, cold cereal, fruit, and/or yogurt. There's nothing wrong with those things, but I do feel very accomplished on the days when I make something nice for breakfast. :)

After breakfast, we spend our mornings playing and doing a few of the chores with which Afton can help like dishes, sweeping, laundry, etc. Lunch is usually around 1230, and we mostly eat simple things like eggs, veggie and cheese plates, or leftovers. From lunch we transition into nap time, which is when I do the majority of my writing, photo editing, networking, and blog promotion/planning.

After naps is when I like to run any errands we have because Afton wakes up refreshed and in a great frame of mind which makes anything involving her carseat go muuuccchhh more smoothly. :) Depending on the nature of the errands, we usually return home in time to go for a walk or play outside for a while before coming in to start supper. Husband comes home (or finishes work for the day--he works from home a lot, which is AWESOME!!) during supper prep and takes over baby cuddles and toddler entertainment while I finish up. We always make a point to enjoy supper together as a family. We often eat later, and, after supper, is when Afton is allowed a little screen time. Husband has a number of semi-educational toddler games on his phone, and he and Afton snuggle up and play those together for a bit before Afton's bath time. Then Afton takes her bath; we have story time, and then it's time to rock and tuck her in for the night.

Once Afton is in bed, Husband and I might watch Jimmy Fallon clips on Youtube or the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory online or do any catching up on work we need to do before the next day. We always try to spend some time just hanging out together before going to bed ourselves. Adia usually sleeps in our arms or, occasionally, in the bouncy seat while we do this, and she goes to bed when we do for now. We'll be working on moving her bedtime up over the next little bit, though, for now, we're enjoying all the newborn snuggles to the fullest. :)

All of our daytime activities are randomly interspersed with trips to the library, pool, and park as well as playdates and meeting up with friends throughout the week. We try to do something with friends or, at the very least, make it out of the house at least 2 or 3 days each week. It keeps this Momma sane. :)

What about you? What do your days look like?