Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Day in the Life of Rachel

Happy Tuesday! Today we have my friend Rachel.  She has an adorable daughter, Riley.  Rachel keeps it real and entertaining.  Enjoy!

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. Its a typical day.

6:00 – I start to stir. Never fails. Im 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, Ill just get up.

6:13 – he rolls over and stops snoring

6:15 – 7:00 – Its 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. Its time to play. Our living room floor is a toy tornado. We really dont 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 – Its time for breakfast. Usually fruit and a grain, blueberries & waffles or bananas & pancakes.

9:30-11:30 – were 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. Itll 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 – Its 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. Ive been trying to do better with a menu & now that Riley is doing table food its much easier just to give her what we are eating. Its 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 didnt finish during the day.

9:30 – I start my bedtime routine & by 10:15 my day is over. Im 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 Ill 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! ;)

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