Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Day In The Life....

Following in the shoes of a couple of my favorite bloggers, R and K, I thought it might be fun to document a day in my life with 2 babies. It's not riveting, by any means, but it may be interesting to someone out there:). Here it goes:

12:00am - Jason is off of work and so we decided to see what Addy would do for one of her mid-night feedings if Jason gave her a bottle. I am going out of town for 2 days and 2 nights in September and I've been sick with worry about how she'll do without me there to nurse her. Jason stays up late so I just turned off my baby monitors when I went to bed and let him handle it. He feeds her at midnight.

2:00am - I wonder where Jason is and if Addy is ok, and I can't fall back asleep without knowing how the feeding went. I come out of the bedroom to find him getting ready to come to bed. He tells me Addy did very well, sucked down her bottle and went right back to sleep. He even tells me how sweet she was with him while he fed her:). Great news!

2:15am - I can't sleep. My mind is running. Mostly I am worried about those days I am going to be out of town. How will the babies do without me? Will I miss anything? And what really kept me spinning is how I will find time to pump at the conference and where will I store all that milk? How will I keep it cold all day on the last day after I check out of the hotel and have a full day at the conference and then have to drive (3 hours) home?

2:30am - Still thinking. Still no solution. Hoping someone has a good idea for me before then. Start wondering when Addy will get up for her next feeding. There are always 2. My guess is around 4:30am, which is her usual time.

3:00am - This is the last time I remember seeing the clock.

5:45am - Addy gets up to eat. This is late for her and I'm just PRAYING she is not poopy and will go back to sleep. I drag myself out of bed to go feed her.

6:05am - Back to bed I go. She went back to sleep...phew! Hoping she doesn't get up in the next hour, which she often does.

8:00am - I hear the babies stirring, on and off. I decide, based on them getting quiet again, that I'll lay in bed just a few more minutes.

8:15am - I get up, make coffee, feed the dog, let her out and sit down to gulp down just a little bit of my coffee before getting the babies up. Addy is still sleeping (unbelievable, she is my early riser!) and Jax is talking in his crib.

8:30am - Cut up fruit for Jackson's breakfast and get his bottle ready.

8:40am - Get Jax out of bed. Kiss his sweet face. God, I love him. Give him his bottle and change his diaper. Decide to get him breakfast and hope to finish before Addy gets up.

9:00am - No such luck, Addy wakes up. I leave some cheerios on Jackson's tray and go get her and change her diaper. I also smooch her cheeks, she's so darn cute and happy when I get her in the mornings! Addy peed through her clothes overnight, so I have to go and get her new clothes. Jackson screams because I'm not in the kitchen with him (insert mommy guilt here, wish my babies didn't always have to split me).

9:10am - Finish feeding Jax and clean him up while holding Addy. She never likes to eat right away in the mornings so I decide to wait until she gives me hunger cues to try to feed her some fruit. Babies and I move to the play area to play.

9:40am - Addy is acting hungry. I put her in her chair and feed her some peaches. She is actually eating them, yay! Jax is fussing at my leg because he wants to eat, too, of course! I put him in his chair, too, and feed him dried fruit.

10:00am - They have finished eating and we are playing and Daddy wakes up and joins us! Yay! We all play for awhile and I go and change Addy's sheets and get the babies' laundry together. I also find a bunch of clothes that need sorting for the next size up for Addy so I do that quickly. We play a little longer with the babies.

10:50am - Jax is fussing, time for a nap. Then I nurse Addy and she goes down for a nap too.

11:00am - Addy didn't fuss much before going to sleep, so the house is quiet. Jason makes breakfast, I work on a letter to T (Jackson's bmom). We sit down to eat breakfast and then I clean the kitchen, pick up some things, write a few more thank you cards from Jackson's birthday. Then back to writing the letter to T.

12:15pm - Just as I am finishing the letter, we hear Jackson waking up. We are going to the pool today. Jason and I go get ourselves ready for the pool - swim suits, sunscreen, etc.

12:30pm - Get Jackson up - bottle, diaper, lunch. Addy wakes up soon after. Try to feed her peas but she refuses to eat.

12:45pm - Get suits, swimmy diapers and sunscreen on babies.

1:10pm - leave for the pool.

1:25pm - Get to the pool and swim.

2:00pm - Addy is hungry so she and I get out to nurse.

2:10pm - Jax is fussy, time to end pool time. We get both babies dried off, into dry diapers, clothes, etc. and head home.

2:45pm - We get home and Jason takes Jax in the shower to get cleaned up and I try to feed Addy her peas again. No go. I nurse Addy and put her down for a nap.

3:00pm - I get Jax out of the shower and into his clothes and put him down for his nap. I then take a shower when Jason gets done.

3:30pm - Jason and I sit down to eat lunch/dinner and watch an episode of Lost.

4:15pm - Start laundry, blow dry my hair and clean up around the house. I also get the pictures together to send to T, writing her number on the back of the pictures so they don't get lost at the prison mail room (learned my lesson before).

5:00pm - We have a wonderful visit from J and her beautiful family! I get to hold her new baby girl! Both babies wake up, so we get them up, give Jax a bottle and change his diaper. Change Addy's diaper too.

5:15pm - Jason leaves for work and we get babies into their chairs for dinner time. Jax is impatient, but loves his dinner. Addy again refuses to eat her peas. Not a good day for solids for her.

6:00pm - J and fam leave and the babies and I take our evening walk. Lovely! I notice Addy is is coughing, which she has been doing on and off the last couple of days. Hmmmm...

6:30pm - Back from walk, the babies and I enjoy some play time in the living room.

6:50pm - Get Jax ready for bed, get him a bottle, new diaper, pj's, and his medicine. We read a book, which he enjoys, and then we brush his teeth and he goes to bed. Addy is fussing throughout and crawling on my feet. She is getting tired and wants my attention, too.

7:00pm - Try to get Addy to play and stay up a little longer so she'll go to bed easily.

7:15pm - Addy can't hold it together anymore, time for bath. Give Addy her bath and get her all ready for bed.

7:40pm - Rock and nurse and sing to Addy. My favorite time with her. She is kind of antsy so I have to put her into bed sooner than I'd like instead of snuggling her a little longer. She's just ready for bed tonight. Luckily, she doesn't cry or fuss before going to sleep tonight. I love these nights when she just peacefully drifts off to sleep:). Jax cried for a second or so while I was rocking Addy but luckily stopped so I didn't have to go in there. He is still talking away in his crib at this point.

7:50pm - Clean up stuff from Addy's bath, change over loads of laundry, clean up the kitchen for the third time today, clean up all the toys in the living room, feed the dog and get her clean water, grab an ice cream treat and sit down at my computer. I hear Addy coughing on the monitor again. Make a note to call the doctor if it doesn't go away in the next day or so.

8:10pm - Sit down to write this post. Feeling guilty because there are certainly a million other things I SHOULD be doing.

8:50pm - Finishing up this post. Jax has gotten quiet in the last 10 minutes. Maybe he is finally asleep? Nope...just heard him again. Dang. I'm going to do a couple more things on my computer, then head to bed. My goal is to be tucked into bed by 9:15pm:). I've got 2 feedings tonight as usual and I never seem to get enough sleep. I am always tired lately. And I have to go to work in the morning.

I've re-read the post - doesn't seem too exciting. But it was fun for me to chronicle a day!

And I just remembered I haven't written a post about Jackson's first birthday party - more to come on that sometime this week. I added it to my to-do list:). Right now, I've lost the will to do anything. I'm just too tired. 'Night, y'all!


  1. Sounds exciting to me!!! You basically have tiwns and are more together than I am!!'

  2. I love this post!!! You do so many different things with them each day. I always try to get mine out of the house at least once a day - otherwise she gets bored at home. You really do manage so well given how insanely busy it must be to have two this close in age.