HI! I’m Rachel from The Growing Gibsons . I have been trying to write the post for Emily for well over a month. Things got way to crazy and I never had a moment to sit down and actually write or do anything for that matter.
So here I am! I am mommy to a beautiful 9 month old girl, Riley, who is my absolute center. I live my life in 2 hour increments mostly around the babes schedule/routine. I work part time, Tues, Wed & Thurs 8:30-5. For some it might be a bit sturdy but for us it works well. It’s a typical day.
6:00 – I start to stir. Never fails. I’m not sure why.
6:05 – I tell my husband to breathe quieter
6:07 – I tell him again
6:10 – I loudly question why he never wants me to get any sleep
6:12 – Fine, I’ll just get up.
6:13 – he rolls over and stops snoring
6:15 – 7:00 – It’s my time. I shower, dress; drink a cup or 5 of coffee, take care of the dogs. If it’s a work day I pack my lunch. I try to get bottles made the day before but sometimes I have to do them in the morning. Pack the diaper bag with breakfast & lunch for Riley.
7:00 – Riley is usually up. Always smiling. We do a diaper change & get dressed. She has a bottle.
7:30 – She’s done the bottle and had about enough sitting on anyone’s lap. It’s time to play. Our living room floor is a toy tornado. We really don’t have anywhere else to put them and Mommas not ready to make the move to the small TV in the basement. So instead I spend 90 minutes chasing her under the table and getting her un-stuck from under toys
9:00 – It’s time for breakfast. Usually fruit and a grain, blueberries & waffles or bananas & pancakes.
9:30-11:30 – we’re ready for a nap. Both of us. Morning nap is the worst for me. I want desperately to go back to sleep. Sometimes I do. Despite what some believe, mostly I do not. I might have yet another cup of coffee. Usually I practice my mind control by staring intently at a pile of laundry willing it to wash itself. It’ll work one day
11:30-1:30 – Riley is usually up & ready for another bottle. Afterwards we play, well she plays, I chase. Sometimes we go out, usually to Babies R Us, sometimes the grocery store.
1:30 – It’s time for lunch. Usually veggies & a fruit.
2:00-4:00 – It’s time for another nap. If I wasted time during morning nap I really have to get in gear. I try to vacuum & sweep the floor every day because of the dog hair. Laundry, dinner, dogs, basic housekeeping.
4:00 – I give her another bottle & we play until Daddy gets home.
5:00 – I try to get dinner started & figure out what we & she will eat for the next day. I’ve been trying to do better with a menu & now that Riley is doing table food it’s much easier just to give her what we are eating. It’s also forcing us to eat better.
6:00 – Dinner time for everyone.
6:30-7:00 – We usually start the bed time routine. Bath, which takes 30+ minutes because she usually plays forever in the water. Bottle & a book or 3.
7:30 – She’s down for the count. I finish up what I didn’t finish during the day.
9:30 – I start my bedtime routine & by 10:15 my day is over. I’m crashed.
Boring & tedious to some but we have fun. We dance and sing. I make a fool of myself to get a smile. It works for me. At 6:00 I’ll start it all over again.
Thanks, Rachel! I just bought those pjs for Miss I and we have the same high chair! Riley so adorable, thank you for sharing!
Are you a morning or night person?
If you are interested in sharing a day in your life, send me an email pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com! ;)