Thursday, November 12, 2015

Day in the life: 11/11/15

by Meghann on November 12, 2015

I thought it would be fun to do a “day in the life” post of what life is like with an almost 6 week old (Annalynn was one day away from being 6 weeks). 

2:30am: The baby is stirring. Check my phone and let out a silent cheer that it’s past 2:00am. Woo hoo! Baby girl slept a little more than 5 1/2 hrs!

2:45am: Baby girl is done eating and has fallen asleep on the boob, attempt my 3-stage maneuver of making sure she ends up back in the Pack ‘n Play without waking up.

  • Step 1: Move my hand gently under her head and start to rock her close.
  • Step 2: Pick her up with two-hands (one under the butt, the other under the head) and hold her out while still gently rocking
  • Step 3: Slloooowwwwly lay her down. If she starts to stir, give her a minute before repeating. (This time she opened her eyes for a few seconds before falling back to sleep)

6:20am: Baby girl is up again. A 3 hour stretch! We’ll take it! She nurses and I cross my fingers she’ll go back to sleep. Generally if she gets up after 6:00am it’s a 50/50 shot of if she’s ready to be up, or she’s good with sleeping. Surprisingly, she goes back to sleep. I pass back out.

8:00am: Derek gently wakes me to tell me he’s leaving for work. Annalynn is still sleeping in the Pack ‘n Play by the bed. I roll over and attempt to get more sleep.

8:10am: I’m up. I figure it’s only a matter of time before Annalynn is up so I hurry to the kitchen to make coffee and breakfast.

8:20am: Annalynn is still sleeping, so I decide to treat myself by dining at a real table in the dining room. Breakfast was a quick 2 eggs, a pumpkin muffin, and cantaloupe.

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8:40am: Baby girl is still sleeping. This is weird. I feed Maddie, get dressed, and respond to some emails.

9:10am: I hate to wake a sleeping baby, but I have a doctor’s appointment in an hour and half and it’s approximately a 3 hour process to get out the door. I wake the sleeping baby and change her, feed her, and burp her.

10:10am: We head out the door.

10:40am: Arrive at the doctor’s office and baby girl is wide awake. I attempt to entertain her in the waiting room.

11:05am: We’re finally called back. They take my weight and blood pressure and then let me know we’ll have to go back to the waiting room to wait for a room to open up.

11:15am: Annalynn had a diaper explosion. I change her diaper and change her outfit, then nurse her in the waiting room.

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11:25am: We’re called back mid-feeding for the rest of the appointment. We see my doctor and get the all clear to start exercising again (woo hoo).

11:40am: I finish nursing Annalynn in the room before heading out.

12:00pm: I stop at Starbucks for an iced coffee and snack on the BelVita bar I packed.

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12:15pm: Next stop is Babies R Us to see if they had a swim diaper we need for our water babies class that starts tomorrow (they don’t).

12:40pm: Finally, we head to Bed, Bath, & Beyond to restock our K-cup stash.

1:20pm: Home! I let Maddie out and then change Annalynn’s diaper.

1:40pm: I grab a water and the boppy to nurse Annalynn in the office. That way I have both hands free to do some work while she eats.

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2:20pm: Put Annalynn down for a nap. Reheat leftovers for lunch.

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2:30pm: While baby sleeps, attempt to do all things: dishes/laundry/start this post/play with Maddie/etc

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4:30pm: Annalynn is up! I change her/ feed her.

5:00pm: We head out for a walk around the block and I test out my new ring sling. We’re still getting the hang of it, but I’m attending a babywear learn & play on Friday to help figure it out.

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5:30pm: Playtime! We do some tummy time and kick around on the play mat.

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(photo actually from the day before, but you get the idea 😉 )

6:15pm: Daddy’s home! I hand off Annalynn and start cooking dinner.

6:45pm: I nurse Annalynn while dinner is roasting in the oven.

7:15pm: Derek and I eat dinner watching a 30 for 30 special on Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. Tonight’s meal consists of roasted vegetables, black beans, and avocado.

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7:45pm: Annalynn falls asleep on Derek’s chest (I took the photo before I heard her start snoring). She’s been surprisingly calm this evening.

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8:30pm: Annalynn is up and ready to eat. I nurse her and she falls asleep on my nap.

9:15pm: I hand Annalynn off to Derek to get her ready for bed while I brush my teeth and get ready for bed myself.

9:30pm: Derek hands Annalynn to me in bed and I nurse her one last time before putting her in her Pack ‘n Play for the night.

9:45pm: I pass the heck out and cross my fingers we’ll have another good night of sleep.

Good night!

 

 

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