A Day in the Life

After reading Elise's post about what her day is like with a little one, I thought it would be fun to document it for Miss Annalee as well. This was a Monday - I was just getting over my second bout of Mastitis {yes, it's just as awful as they say} and Annalee was 8 weeks old. 

I wanted it to be real life, no fancy camera or perfect photos, just a fun documentation of what these days are like - filled with lots of love, laughter and sleepless nights. 

12:30 am - Mom gets up to pump and take Keflex. Happy to get 3 oz!

3:30 am - Annalee wakes after a long 5 hours (yay!) to nurse. We move into the nursery to nurse, get a diaper change, and snuggle a little before putting you back down in your bassinet in our room.

4:15 am - Mom and Annalee are back to sleep

6:00 am - Annalee wakes and is ready to go for the day. Dad takes his turn and takes her out to the Boppy Lounger on the sofa. They have their daddy-daughter morning time while mom gets in another hour of rest.

7:00 am - Annalee is still sleeping, so Mom gets up and pumps (and takes her Keflex). Happy to get another 3 oz! Dad makes coffee and breakfast (cereal today) and I eat while I'm pumping.

7:45 am - Annalee wakes and is ready to eat after a long 4 hours, unusual for the morning, but certainly welcome! Mom gives you a bottle {since I just pumped} while Dad heads for the shower.

8:05 am - We visit with Daddy and play in the room while he gets ready for work.

8:20 am - Playtime in the MommaRoo. Dad says goodbye and heads to work and Mom washes bottles and pump gear, starts dishwasher, makes bed and picks up the kitchen. Makes a shopping list for the store and a to-do list for today.

8:45 am - Little Miss is over the MommaRoo and has a full diaper, so it's time for a diaper change and to get you dressed for the day. She's happy, so we do a little tummy time in the nursery.

9:15 am - It's lounge time in the Boppy while Mom blogs and checks emails. I write a few sorority recs and send those off. Order a couple items we need from Amazon {how did we ever survive without Amazon Prime?}, then I check work email while you nap and take a couple phone calls - decide we need to stop by the office later today.

10:30 am - Annalee wakes up and we have some play time. Needs a diaper change.

10:45 am - Time to eat! Mom nurses you and then another diaper change... you sure do go through some diapers. 

11:20 am - I make a quick change {into workout clothes} so we can stroll down to my office to do a few things... and ended up working for a little over an hour, while my co-worker held Miss Annalee. She was in good hands for sure. So comfortable, that she had a nice full diaper.

12:45 pm - #momfail for not bringing a diaper bag. Guess who got to stroll home in just a diaper? My child. Headed home for a quick bath, Keflex for mommy and to meet daddy for lunch.

1:00 pm - Dad is home for lunch hour and takes over holding little miss while Mom fixes lunch. Enjoyed some raw veggies and ranch for a snack, while defrosting some turkey tetrazini. Got come returns together to get in the mail. The final round of the Open was on today, so we turned it on and watched, while we ate lunch and played with Miss Annalee.

1:45 pm - Cleaned up the kitchen, added some things to the shopping list, clipped a couple coupons and prepped for feeding time. Dad heads back to work.

2:00 pm - Nursed Miss Annalee. This time she falls asleep after the first side, So I burp her and put her down in the newborn lounger beside me while I pump the other side. She takes a quick cat nap.

2:45 pm - I wash pump gear and store milk. Then I am extra sure the diaper bag is ready for afternoon outing to Walmart.

3:00 pm - Outing to Walmart and CVS!

4:45 pm - We got home just before feeding time to unpack groceries, get a diaper change and settle in for a good feeding session with little bit. She fed on both sides, but I pumped the right after she was done just to be sure it was drained {thanks mastitis}.

5:30 pm - Dad gets home from work. We do dishes, clean up the kitchen and pick up around the house. We have a good friend bringing dinner over tonight, so we straightened up a little.

6:00 pm - I hop in the shower and finally get dressed for the day (or night?) and get ready for dinner.

6:45 pm - Lauren arrived with a delicious meal for us and stayed to visit and eat since her hubby was out of town. We have dinner and just catch up until Miss Annalee gets a little fussy and needs mom's attention. Jesse picks up from dinner while I cuddle with little bit and say goodbye to Lauren. Then it's a diaper change and PJ's.
8:00 pm - Annalee is ready to eat! ...like starving. haha Dad gives her a bottle while mommy pumps. While pumping I fill-out out paper work to order her birth certificates and also write some cards to be mailed... birthday's, engagements and some "just because".

9:30 pm - Bachelorette time (a little delayed) to pass the time before her last feeding of the night at 11 pm. Dad works and I blog, while little bit chills in the newborn lounger. She takes a quick cat nap.
Love these little feet.

10:30 pm - Bed time prep. Mom pumps, Dad warms up bottle and gets it ready for little miss. We lay out her swaddle blanket, turn on her noise machine, I wash my face, brush teeth, wash my pump gear for a middle of the night feeding, etc. We like to be ready to go and jump into bed right away once she is fed.

11 pm - Last feeding for little miss before we all turn in and say goodnight!

I know we're going to miss these days so very soon. We love you sweet girl!

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