Thursday, June 14, 2012

Our Routine Today

I'm always interested in knowing what a day in another person's life is like.  Maybe it's because it really says a lot about them.  It shows what is important to them.  I have also enjoyed looking back over my past blogs and remembering what days were like back then.  So, for my future self and anyone else who is curious, this is a snapshot of our days.

6:20-7:20am - Declan wakes up.  I consider it a good morning if he sleeps til close to 7 (c:  Ryan gets up and starts oatmeal in the microwave for D and I go get him and change his diaper.  Usually then Ryan will get his shower while I feed Declan breakfast.  After the babe has had his food, he is released to play while I either get ready (if we're going walking that day) or I make my own breakfast if we're staying in.

7:45am - Declan and I do the ceremonial bye-byes and kisses when Ryan leaves for work.  Then he continues playing, usually, and I check my email, get my coffee, eat my breakfast, etc.  Lately we've been walking 2 or 3 days a week, so on those days we'll leave with Ryan and head off to the trail with my water bottle and his sippy cup full of ice water or milk and armed with raisins, just in case.  On home days, after I've sufficiently moseyed around and my coffee kicks in, I'll usually do something laundry-related until around 9 when I'll keep an eye on D for signs that he's ready for his nap. 

9:15-10:00am - Declan's morning nap begins.  I put him down and go to work for my stay-at-home job.  He'll usually sleep for an hour, sometimes as much as an hour and a half.

11:00-12:00pm - Lunchtime for Declan.  Depends on his breakfast, but he'll usually want lunch at 11.  After lunch, he gets a diaper change and usually needs a good wipe-down, too.  Then he is released to play again and I go back into chores mode.

1:15-1:30pm - Declan's afternoon nap begins.  This one has been growing shorter on some days, so I'm wondering what I'll need to do to help his morning nap fade out and his afternoon nap be more solid.  I'll work again while he naps.

3:00pm - D usually needs a snack around this time.  Then he's off to play again and I do housework or get supper started.  He usually needs my attention more between 4 and 5, so I have started to just plan for that time to be with him.  Sometime we go outside so he can roam around and explore, and sometimes we play inside sorting blocks by color and reading books.  It's a happy time and I enjoy setting that aside just for us.

5:00- 5:30pm - Supper for Declan.  Ryan usually gets home while Declan is eating, and he joins us at the table and we talk.  I would really like to move toward eating meals with Declan, it's just something I have to work on prepping in advance. 

5:30 - 6:00pm - Declan gets his bath, Ryan does "Towel Time" with him.  He dries him, diapers him, pj's him, and they have lots of good giggles all the way through.  Then either Ryan or I will sit in the rocker and read him 1 or 2 of his books.

6 or 6:30pm - Into his crib by 6 or 6:30.  He gets his pacifier and a blanket, we turn on the fan and turn out the lights, then kisses and goodnight, and close the door.  He usually babbles or taps his paci on the crib rail for a few minutes, then goes to sleep.  Then Ryan and I have supper and usually watch a rerun of the Big Bang Theory.  After supper, he'll go clean the kitchen and I will work for a few more hours.  I try to go to bed by 10, but it usually is closer to 11 or midnight. 

So those are most of our days here lately.  We're busy, but we are enjoying it (c:

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