So I recently went back and re-read my previous day-in-the-life post and whew! Things have changed since then. And honestly that makes me a little happy. (Ha) I do not miss all of the early feedings and pumping a bazillion times a day!
I thought it would be fun to do a follow up day to compare what has changed and as a way for me to remember this season when it is gone.
So with that being said, here was our day yesterday!
9:00 am: Get the kids up
Just like my last post talked about, my kids do not not normally sleep this late, but I try not to get them up until 9. We are all battling a cold/stomach virus this week, so they were all actually asleep at 8:30 and started cooing and talking while I was making breakfast.
I give the boys cereal and fruit, and Rhett gets oatmeal. I feed Elliot her food and give her a bottle, then put her in her exersaucer to play (Also keeping her upright while her food settles keeps her from spitting up orange baby food all over the rug. Ha).
I have started playing a Christian playlist on Spotify while we all eat breakfast together and the boys love it! It's a cheerful way to get the morning started and it warms my heart to see them slowly learning the words.
While the boys finish up eating, I run the vacuum so that Elliot doesn't get into all of the crumbs they have dropped. It's a new thing for them not to cry when I vacuum and I am SO thankful! I could never find a good time to do it because it traumatized them when they were awake and then woke them up when they were asleep. Sooooo...dirty floors it was! Ha
We all hang out in the living room and read books, push the walker around/run over baby sister with said walker, and watch a show (Little Baby Bum on Netflix. Two words: life. Saver.).
Eli has a cough, so I try to diffuse some oils to help him with that. Trying to keep him still and rest his little body is a difficult task!
Rhett dropped his toys in the toilet, and that was a first for us. So I put them in the kitchen sink to run through the dishwasher later. While I was cleaning out the toilet, Eli got into the diffuser I mentioned earlier and spilled it. Elliot was screaming during all of this. (Ha)
11:00 make lunch
I make sandwiches for the boys with goldfish and Pediasure for Eli (come on and gain weight baby boy!). I feed Elliot another bottle.
11:30 Chris comes home for lunch
Best part of my day. :)
He helps me lay them all down, and then we fix lunch and watch The Office.
12:30-1:30 watch tv
Normally I do something fun, like decorate or work on projects during this time, but since I'm sick, I watched The Office the whole time. (Ha)
1:30 Elliot wakes up
I change her diaper, and let her play on the floor.
2:45 Boys wake up
I fix snacks and drinks and we play and watch a show. It's a very calm slow day due to them feeling under the weather.
I feed Elliot a bottle and lay her down.
3:45 Lay Eli back down
4:45 Chris gets home
Chris goes into work at 7 at his new job so he is supposed to get to come home at 4, but most days it's closer to 5 and sometimes 6. He's a hard worker but I'm a needy wife, so I miss him!
5:00 Make dinner and get Elliot and Eli up
I start making dinner while Chris plays with the kids. Chris feeds Elliot and makes some chicken for the boys since the tacos we are having aren't very kid friendly. (Ha)
6:00 Clean Up
Chris plays with the kids while I do the dishes and vacuum again. I clean their high chairs and trays to get prepared for the next day.
6:15 Brush the boys teeth
6:30 Bedtime for boys
6:45 Feed Elliot a bottle and lay her down
7:00 Chill with my man until we go to bed around 9:30
And that was our day! For any of you new moms out there or veteran mom's who have recently had another child, it's amazing how quickly the seasons change and yet feel like they last a lifetime!
If you are in the midst of a crazy and chaotic season with your babies, take heart! Although it might not feel like it, they will become more independent and it will get better.
My kids are still very needy and aren't all that independent, but they are learning! And that encourages me so much! I can't even imagine a day when they can feed themselves and get in and out of the car by themselves! (Ha) But I know it's coming!
Looking back on my first day-in-the-life post, I actually saw how far they've come. We've all changes a lot in just a few months!
So let's take heart, be encouraged that it won't always be like this, and scoop up those sweet babies! Let's savor every season, even the hard ones!
Sidenote: Our daily diaper count went down from 17 to 10. There's a praise right there!