Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Day in the Life of a Stay-At-Home Mom

I love when people do "Day in the Life" posts! I find them so fascinating and interesting. Even the mundane daily tasks interest me because that's life, you know? So I decided to do one! What a better way to get to know me and what a typical day looks like!

24 February 2015

5:30am.


Landry is awake. This has become life the last 2 months. She had been sleeping 12 hours, usually 6:45pm-6:45am. However, since introducing solids she has started pooping around 5-something most days. So ignoring her isn't an option.



Look out the window and it's a snow day. I am not a fan of winter and its not enough for Daniel to stay home from work. :(

I went in and checked, no poop. Laid her back down and she fell back asleep in about 15 minutes. Back to sleep I go.

6:05am.

Daniel's alarm goes off and I go back to sleep while he gets ready for work.

6:59am.

Landry is awake for the day. Daniel is a rockstar, so he has already made all the bottles for the day. I go grab one out of the fridge and go to get Landry up.

Diaper change. Which has become increasingly difficult with her new found ability to sit up on her own and crawl!

Bottle time. She eats 7ozs of her 8oz bottle.



Then we head to the kitchen for coffee with Daniel. Once we are done with coffee Landry and I keep Daniel company while he finishes getting ready for work.

7:38am


Daniel leaves for work and its breakfast time for Landry and me! Bananas for Landry and eggs for me.

8:07am.

Done with breakfast, kitchen cleaned up and on to making bed and sweeping our bedroom. Whoever says your house should be super clean when you are a stay-at-home mom is crazy! I swear our house is dirtier now than when I was at work. I have to sweep our floors almost everyday because of all the dirt the dogs drag in.

8:21am.


Independent playtime for Landry while I call my Papa to see how his snow day is going.

8:45am.

Landry is fussy a little earlier than normal and is rubbing her eyes so I decide early to nap. We get ready for nap and I lay her down. I lay her down awake because it teaches her to put herself to sleep instead of relying on me. She falls asleep in under 10 minutes.

8:51am.

Get ready for the day. Usually this means just brush my teeth but today we are leaving the house (got to get groceries!) so I actually do my makeup and put real clothes (besides yoga pants) on.

9:03am.

Work on blog posts.

9:40am.


Landry awake. Short nap and she wakes up cranky. But I hurry and get her diaper changed and get her dressed so we can run to the grocery store

9:54am.

Out the door to the store we go! Sometimes I go to the grocery store out of the way because  they have a Starbucks inside. :) Coffee makes the world go round, right?

10:41am.

It's so pretty on our road!

Back home. Unpack the groceries.

10:50am.

Bottle for Landry. She takes her full 8ozs!

11:04am.

Diaper change, followed by teething tablets. It's like a waterfall coming out of this girl's mouth! She already has her two bottom teeth and I think she is trying to get the top two soon. We then play for a little bit.


Practice standing.

11:55am.

Lay her down for a nap. She falls asleep quickly.


I make myself lunch followed by editing some photos and checking facebook/instagram/twitter.

1:22pm.

Landry is awake. I get her up change her diaper and now it is time for lunch for Landry.


Tasty zucchini banana puree!


However, lunch time gets a little crazy. She is so over me feeding her. She really is preferring finger foods to purees now in days.

1:55pm.

Done with lunch and all cleaned up. We go to her room and change her shirt (so many outfit changes when eating solids!) and listen to some Disney pandora while playing with toys.

2:24pm.

Diaper change followed by a bottle. She eats her full 8ozs again!

3:05pm.

Lay her down for another nap. She seems extra tired today, I don't know if it is the teething or a growth spurt but I let the girl sleeps if she wants too!


While she sleeps I play with the pups some, check facebook, watch some Dance Moms online (don't judge me!) and try to decompress a little. It's been a rough day! Clingy, teething baby makes for one tired mama!

4:12pm.

Landry wakes up followed by another diaper change.


We go to my bathroom to play in the mirror for a little while! Then Landry nearly busts her face on the faucet so we quit playing in the bathroom.

4:24pm.

We go to my office to play a little while. We switch around rooms throughout the day so Landry and I both have a little change of scenery. We play "ride a little pony" and Landry just giggles up a storm.



She then watches as I play tug-of-war with the pups. She absolutely adores her pups!

5:21pm.

Daniel's home! Yay because Landry was getting fussy and nothing I did seemed to make her happy. We hang out in the bed together as a family.

5:48pm.

Daniel starts solids for Landry and she is stoked at first but then loses it. We take her to her room and have naked baby time.

6:20pm.

We start bedtime earlier than I would like because Landry just doesn't seem to be able to make it any longer. She is fussy and tired. Daniel begins to feed Landry and I leave to get us Zaxby's for dinner cause rough day meant I did not cook anything!

6:59pm.

I'm home, Landry's asleep, and we are eating Zaxby's while watching Gilmore Girls. Netflix binge-watching is what a lot of our nights look like in the winter. Beyond ready for summer so we can get out of the house a little more.



7:44pm.

Shower time. It's a hair washing night so I have to shower earlier to give my hair time to dry. I know exhilarating stuff right here!

8:00pm.

Another episode of Gilmore Girls followed by Fraiser.

9:12pm.


Daniel let's the pups out. I hang diapers so they can dry over night.

9:33pm.

In bed ready for sleep!


In case you are wondering what the pups do through all this:

Lots of laziness, playing outside, and watching Landry. 


*Not included, numerous times letting the pups out, me using the bathroom (I do, no worries), soooooo many "No, Rin! No, Moo! Don't lick Landry in the face!", multiple "Gentle hands, Landry!", tons of kisses and hugs, giggles and smiles, and crying before naps.

What does your day typically look like? Are we old for going to be so early? 



4 comments:

  1. Seems about like my days, especially when my Princess was so little! I totally hear you on the house being dirtier as a stay at home mom! It's crazy isn't it? Also, you are a rockstar in my eyes if you can bring yourself to do the whole "real clothes" and makeup routine to go to the store! I can never manage it anymore!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays! Hope to see you again next week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is crazy how much dirtier my home seems! And I miss getting dressed up and putting myself together so any excuse I can find I take it but then usually regret it when my clothes are covered in food and spit. haha

      Delete
  2. I love reading these!!! The last part was so cute :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When I first started staying home with Landry I read so many Day in the Life posts because I just wasn't sure what my day should look like. Granted my day still doesn't really look like those posts I read but it was nice to read!

      Delete

Well Hello there! Let's continue the conversation...