“So what do you do all day?” is the one of the most common questions I get asked now since I’m a SAHM. I decided to recap a day-in-the-life post to recap what Toby and I do currently on a daily basis. This took forever to put together (I saved little notes on my Notes app on my phone all day to remind me what we did), but it was worth doing and I’d like to do it again in a couple months to see the changes for our schedule! I’m going to separate this into two posts, since it’s pretty long.
Day of the week: Monday, Aug. 27th – morning schedule
2:50AM – I wake up to Toby fussing on the monitor that sits on my nightstand table. He’s been asleep since 9:30 so it’s time for him to eat. Grab my phone, head over to the nursery, un-swaddle, sit down with the Boppy on the my lap. Toby nurses for 20 minutes (I usually time all of his nursing sessions on an app on my iPhone). I’m surfing the Internet or checking Facebook while he eats. After burping, I re-swaddle him in his Miracle Blanket and lay him back in the crib. He is asleep almost immediately. I head back to bed for a few more hours of sleep.
6:50AM – Wake up again to Toby crying. Grab my phone, head back to the nursery. He stops fussing as soon as I say “Good Morning, Toby!”. He is all smiles and bubbles. Un-swaddle and bring him over to the changing station to do a diaper change. As soon as I lay him down, he realizes he’s not being fed right away and freaks out so I try to do this quickly. Back to glider, he nurses for 20 minutes. Hubby comes over to kiss us both good-bye since he’s ready to go to work. I decide to try to get Toby back to sleep and rock him. After about 10 minutes, I re-swaddle, put him back in the crib and give him the pacifier. Maggie comes in to see what I’m doing and peeks in on Toby before we leave.
7:45AM – I go back to my room and turn the monitor on to see if he’ll fall asleep on his own since rocking didn’t make him drowsy. I watch the Today show (biggest news is Hurricane Isaac that is going to hit Florida and New Orleans this week) and also check the video monitor every so often. Toby is wiggling like crazy in his crib but not making any noise except for an occasional grunt so I close my eyes and hope we’ll both doze off for a bit.
9:15AM – Success! I wake up to Toby stirring on the monitor. We both got an hour or so of sleep. I head back to the nursery, un-swaddle and start nursing. He’s all smiles again.
9:40AM – We come downstairs after he’s done eating, I put him in the swing and turn it on. After cleaning up cat barf, I grab a bowl of Rice Krispies and come back to the living room to eat breakfast on the couch. We go back upstairs, I pick out an outfit for Toby, change his diaper, apply lotion, and dress him. Then I prop him up in the Boppy on the floor so I can change his crib sheet since I’ll be doing his laundry later.
10:10AM – We go into Hubby and I’s bedroom and I put Toby in his infant chair so he can punch the toys that hang above him. I hop in the shower, then brush my teeth, dress in my standard mom outfit (stretchy shirt that can be pulled down for nursing, yoga pants), apply some make-up and throw my hair into a messy bun. By this point, Toby is fussing and I know he’s ready for a nap.
10:35AM – We head to his room to read a book to calm him down before napping. I choose Love You Forever which always makes me tear up at the end. He is closing his eyes as I finish so I swaddle him in an A&A blanket and give him a pacifier. I quietly leave his room with his laundry basket and go downstairs. I fold Hubby’s laundry that was in the dryer and stick Toby’s stuff in the wash. Then I relax on the couch, work on an Etsy order on my laptop and check out some blogs.
11:40AM – Toby is up! He usually wakes up pretty cranky from naps so he’s not too happy until I walk into his room and say hi. Quick diaper change and then nurse again. We come downstairs and he lays on his activity mat to play for 20 minutes or so. I make lunch quickly and then eat in the living room so I can watch him. Then I move him over to the swing so I can vacuum the downstairs and throw the laundry in the dryer.
Up next I will post the PM schedule!