I haven’t done a day in the life post for quite some time, so I thought I would post a typical day in our household as a stay-at-home mom and an 11 month old little boy. Â The last update I did was when Aiden was 6 months old. Â While the days are similar, they are quite different as well. Â He now requires two naps that usually aren’t done on the fly and he isÂ easierÂ (I say that loosely) to put to bed. Â He is also eating three meals that are solids now and an occasional snack as well as breastfeeding.
1:00 am: Aiden wakes. Â The nighttime wakings are still going on. Â Over the past few months, they have come and gone, but he is definitely waking at night and WILL NOT go back to bed unless I breastfeed him.
3:30 am: Aiden wakes again.
7:00 am: We get up, change diaper and nurse
7:15 am: Slice Aiden a banana to keep him occupied while I scramble some eggs for him and brew myself some tea.
7:30 am: We eat breakfast and I catch up on some emails in the process.
8:00 am: Aiden plays while I clean the kitchen and make the bed. Â He usually crawls around and “helps” me do things like empty the dishwasher.
8:40 am: I nurse Aiden again before his naptime. Â We also read some books.
8:50 am: Aiden’s naptime. Â I hear him babbling/fussing for 15 minutes before he he finally decides that he’s not going to sleep. Â I have to wait to work on the blog/podcast and work stuff. Â We rock and he wants to just play.
9:30 am: I take a shower and put Aiden in the Johnny Jump-Up because that’s a safe place to contain him for a few minutes. Â He’s really outgrowing it, but it still works.
9:45 am: I rock Aiden back to sleep and let him breastfeed
10:05 am: Sit down to drink my green smoothie and finally get some work done.
11:10 am: Aiden wakes up
11:15 am: Aiden eats lunch. Â Today we had a couple little red potatoes with avocado.
11:45 am: We get ready to head out to Target. Â This is the time that we usually leave the house. Â Sometimes, he’ll take an earlier nap, so we can get out before lunch, but not today.
12:00 pm: We grab the essentials at Target and browse a little more.
1:00 pm: We have more playtime that consists of practicing walking, throwing balls, reading books and playing with our cars.
2:20 pm: Aiden is wiping his eyes, so it’s nap time again.
3:30 pm: Aiden wakes up and we play in my room. Â He loves crawling on the bed and singing nursery rhymes. Â Dad is also off work now so he can play with us or he goes to the gym.
4:10 pm: David takes Aiden for me for a little bit while I record a podcast.
4:45 pm: We make and eat dinner because we eat early as a family and I have a work-related exercise class to go tonight.
6:30 pm: Cardiolates class. Â I also get videos of David bathing Aiden that melt my heart!
7:30 pm: Cardiolates is over, so I drive home wondering how bedtime is going. Â I don’t want to call in case David is in the middle of trying to put Aiden to sleep. Â Aiden usually goes to sleep around 7:30 pm after we read books and nurse.
8:00 pm: Aiden is asleep, so David and I talk about our days and spend a little time together.
9:00 pm: I work on some more blog stuff and then get ready for bed.
10:30 pm: Aiden wakes up. Â This is an unusual time for him to wake up but since I wasn’t home, he didn’t drink enough milk before bed, so he was hungry still.
That’s a pretty typical day for us. Â Sometimes we meet up with other friends in the mornings or go to the gym after nap time before lunch. Â I want to keep believing that he’ll stop waking so much during the night. Â It is inconsistently getting better though. Â There are occasional nights where he’ll only wake once and other nights where he’ll wake 3 times. Â If you are interested in more information about our sleep patterns, click here.
What’s your favorite time of the day?
How do you fill your days with your little one?