I love reading everyone’s day in the life posts and feel self conscious about posting mine right now because, well, there is a lot of tv watching happening in new baby land, but I think I’ll like to look back and see what my day was like when Manny was a month old and Moses was 21 months.
1:30 am- Manny starts croaking, I look for my phone and check my tracking app and see that he’s slept almost 4 hours. I change him, feed him and get him re-swaddled without too much to do. I’m back in bed by
1:50am tell snoring Seth to roll on his side and fall back to sleep by the time I’ve counted down to 89.
4:55am more croaking from manny. Change and feed him and hope Moses won’t wake up when Seth gets up to shower and get ready.
5:05am Seth is up, I’m back in bed with Manny this time, don’t feel like swaddling again.
6:00am Seth leaves
6:20am I hear the neighbors bang something upstairs and so does Moses. He cries for daddy. ‘Daddy, where are you?’ I go in, he is not amused and keeps crying for daddy. I feed Lula and I tell him I’ll be right next door feeding manny. Still crying, I bring Manny in to eat in his room. He tells me bye, so I go back to my room and finish feeding Manny.
6:30am ‘Up!’ Is the call from Moses’ room. I put Manny in his bassinet and get Moses out of his crib and change his diaper, relieved his rash doesn’t seem to be worse, and even hopeful that it looks better. We get him a bottle of milk and fart around for a bit talking about toddler stuff - diggers, cars, milk, giraffes, ABCs, the usual.
7:10am I heat up some chicken sausage and put Moe in his high chair with a little tv. Feel guilty, but I need to get dressed and Moe seems mostly a normal kid that likes to sing and dance and whatever. TV. I get dressed. Manny remains sleeping.
7:30am- Moses has been done eating for a while, I get him dressed and he asks to go to the park. I tell him daddy will take him to the park after ’school’ and we pick out a truck to take to the park. Guck guck (garbage truck) is chosen.
7:45am I change Manny’s diaper and Moses makes his bath letters cozy in a nest of blankets on the floor. He also tries to sit on Lula, who is ever patient and does not even flinch when he also accidentally (?) stands on her tail.
8:00am I put Manny in his car seat in the house, put Moe’s jacket on and fold up the snap n go to bring for errands today. I bring Moses and stroller out to garage, Moses screws around in the gravel ‘yard’ while I manage to get the stroller in the hatch without letting the hatch hit the garage doir, feel victorious. Pick up Moses to put him in the car and realize he’s pooped.
8:05am back in the house, change the diaper, back out to the garage,
(Somehow the rest of the day was deleted, here is what I found in my notes. Blerg.)
8:10am get manny into the car.
8:15am head to daycare.
8:25 drop off moe. No tears!
8:30a realize it’s too early to do my errand and that I have no gas so I go to the gas station and fill up. $72?! Sigh. We have (?) to use premium octane in our dumb car so, ugh.
8:45am filling gas didn’t kill enough time. I park in front of mail boxes place and type notes for this while listening to All Things Considered. Nina Totenberg, god I love her.
9:09 I get the snap and go out of the hatch and realize I don’t know how to unfold it. Google it and watch a video. Uh, wow, that was… so easy I’m embarrassed for myself. Put Manny’s car seat in the snap n go and hit Starbucks while mail boxes place opens up. I’m sad that my one of favorite baristas is taking orders not making my soy green tea latte. It’s never as good when this girl makes it.
9:15 get the box I’m returning out of the car and mail it. $24?! This is why I hate when I have to return something not through amazon. Highway robbery.
9:40am home! Pick up some of the Moses leavings, blocks, cars, the usual. Consult my bullet journal, add a few more to dos and cross off a couple of things.
10am- change and feed manny. Try to rewatch the parts of game of thrones I missed through Manny’s crying last night. Text with a friend who is starting at a company I hate, she feels the same, miss a lot of game of thrones, but don’t care
12:30am I’m in the middle of a Getting On marathon with a baby sleeping on me, but I have to eat and go to the bathroom. So, I do those things. Not at the same time. Then change manny and feed him annnnndddd he’s back to sleep.
1:26pm I’m done with Getting On. Feel adrift. Nap time!
1:40 manny isn’t having it so I successfully nurse him to sleep in bed.
3:00 Seth is home and having a sneezing fit. We’re all awake!
3:08 changed and fed manny, time to get some vitamin d… And exercise
4:00 procrastinate until now, finally head out with the dog and Seth and do a walk. It’s hot.
4:45 home again, feed Lula dinner, change manny.
4:50 Seth leaves to pick up moe, I put manny on his tummy and hope there is no puke.
5:00 I shovel some food in my fave
5:05 manny has protested long enough on his tummy so I pick him up and feed him while watching the good wife s4
5:23 it appears we’re in a cluster feed situation.
5:25 nope! Just a sleepy baby situation
6:30 glance at the clock and realize Seth isn’t home, meaning dinner and bath will be a shit show.
6:35 they’re home!
6:40 I try to get moe to eat.
7:07 Moses bath starts he’s a mess. Crying hysterically in the tub
7:20 Moses is out we discover why he’s crying when we see his rash is back and really awful. He watches an episode of zerby derby while he has his bottle
7:45 we say goodnight and Seth puts him to bed., I begin dealing with lord fussington. He’s not that bad tonight.