06/30/2017

A Day in the Life

During my years blogging, I have seen many posts sharing ‘A Day in the Life.’ However, I don’t think I’ve ever done one! I always find it interesting to see how others fill their days. Usually my posts are pretty calculated and planned, so I thought it would be fun to give a little behind-the-scenes look at a day in my own life. A look that is unplanned, filled with natural content, and in my own element. I decided to document my day this past Tuesday. Here we go!A Day in the Life - June 2017

I woke up around 7:00 and headed downstairs for a cup of coffee, the morning news, and to prep breakfast for Jack and myself. On the menu for him was oatmeal and berries, and I had a bowl of cereal and fruit while I waited for him to wake up. His wake up time really depends on the day and how well he slept the night before, but it’s usually between 6:30 and 7:00.

On this particular day, he woke up around 7:30. I changed his diaper and then warmed up his cup of milk. We then cuddled up on the couch for a few minutes while he had his milk. It’s my favorite time of the day because he is so snuggly and clingy in the morning. I love it, because he is usually Mr. Independent and on-the-go! I then feed him breakfast around 8:00 before we start to get ready for the day.

A Day in the Life - June 2017

I have a prenatal doctor’s appointment at 10:00 so we need to leave the house around 9:30. I let Jack watch a little Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Curious George while I quickly shower and get ready, and then I get him ready as well, pack the diaper bag, and grab a few snacks to take with us. I also grab a Beautycounter sample package I had made the night before to take with me to a play date after our appointment.

A Day in the Life - June 2017

Amazingly enough, it was barely 60 degrees when we left for the doctor, so I put a long sleeve on Jack  before jumping into the ‘vroom vroom’ as Jack affectionately refers to our SUV (or pretty much anything with a wheel!). He was looking way too cute – and too big – to not take a picture!

A Day in the Life - June 2017

We head to the doctor appointment, and Tim meets us there at 10:00. We feed Jack a yogurt and read books while we wait to be called. We then pull out the big guns – Mickey on the iPad – once we get into our room. I am so happy for many reasons this day including a) we get in-and-out of the appointment pretty quickly and b) baby girl’s heart rate is strong and she (and I!) are growing well!

A Day in the Life - June 2017

We then meet up at 11:00 with new friends at a local park! This particular park is a little boy’s dream and has everything from water play and basketball courts, to swings and sandboxes filled with dump trucks, shovels and pails. Jack and his new buddy run around while us moms keep a close eye on our boys while chatting all things motherhood, Beautycounter, and local happenings. By about 12:15, Jack was getting tired and hungry so we said our goodbyes, loaded up the car, and headed home.

A Day in the Life - June 2017

When we got back around 12:45, I quickly made Jack lunch – green beans and apple, gouda chicken sausage – before he went to sleep around 1:30.

A Day in the Life - June 2017

I then made myself a salad with watermelon on the side, before tackling a few things while Jack was down, including laundry, blogging, emails, and even caught up on the latest episode of Southern Charm while doing all of the above. (I know the show is a train wreck, but it’s one of the last reality shows I still watch and follow!)

Jack woke up around 3:30, so I fed him a snack of cottage cheese before we took Tebow on a long walk to the park. While we were there, I let him out of the stroller so that he could play with his baseball. He loves to throw it and run to it, throw it and run to it, on repeat.

A Day in the Life - June 2017

We got back home around 5:15 and I gave him ice water with a splash of juice in his cup, turned on a little music and let him read his books and rest while I started on dinner. I actually used this recipe to make sloppy joe’s and served them up with a side of green beans and roasted potatoes with onions and peppers. Tim arrives around 6:00 and we eat shortly after. I forgot to take a picture before eating, but it was delicious! I never liked the sloppy joe sauce from a can because it’s too sweet. This homemade version is much more savory, and used tomato sauce as the base. It’s a good one and I used to make it all the time! I need to bring it back into the regular rotation again.

A Day in the Life - June 2017

Around 6:30 we give Jack a bath, followed by a baby oil massage, change into a fresh diaper and jammies. and he has another warm cup of milk. We then brush teeth and read one – or ten – books. Around 7:30 we head to the crib, read Good Night, and then it’s time for prayers, I love you’s, and big hugs and kisses.

Once Jack is down for the night, I take a quick shower, warm up my lavender neck wrap from my favorite spa ever, and cozy up on the couch to catch up on the day with Tim and watch a show. Around 9:00 I head upstairs to read a little bit – I am still reading Present Over Perfect – before falling asleep around 9:30.

Comments

  1. Samantha Myers says:

    I love that you aren’t afraid to let him have the iPad or watch TV! Perfect balance of healthy foods, books and outdoor play but allowing those luxuries that make life a little easier for us parents when we need it and when they need down time! You go, banana! You’re a super mom! Can’t wait to meet the newest little 🙂

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Thank lady! I definitely try to find that right balance. Honestly, we try not to make the television a big deal. If we need to do something like shower or make dinner – or if he acts like he is sleepy or just needs a minute to himself – we’ll put on a show and let him watch. It’s a good break for all of us! Plus, the shows we let him watch are pretty educational. I swear that he has learned a lot of numbers, letters, colors, shapes, etc. from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! Plus, he doesn’t usually get upset when tv time is over and we move onto another activity. It works for us in our family! 🙂

  2. I miss those days, lol. These newborn days are harder than I remembered! Our morning routine is the same. Snuggles with milk and TV around 7 whenever she wakes up, and then breakfast at 8 🙂 Love that Jack has downtime with books while you cook. Also, as weird as it sounds, I love when I see other moms turning to the TV to help them. Sometimes I feel guilty but some days it’s all I got in me and I need to get things done!
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    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Yes and yes! We don’t sit around watching tv all day, but we definitely utilize it when we all need a break! He only really loves a few shows – especially Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – so we’ll turn it on when I need him a little distracted while I do things like shower or make dinner. We don’t make it a big deal, and usually he is fine when it’s time to turn it off because he knows he will get to watch another show another time. Plus by the time an episode or two is over, he is ready to go do something different and active!

  3. Loved reading this! I don’t know that I’ve ever done a DITL post either! Jack looks like he had the best day ever…I’m dying over that big cheesy smile! <3
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