Thursday, May 14, 2015

A day in the life (with a 6 month old)

The days are going by so quickly that I can't seem to keep up. Everyday Aiden is doing something new and I don't want to miss a thing. These days are so precious to me. I love this age and thought it'd be fun to do a day in our life so I can look back on it later and smile. So here's a typical Thursday in the Renner house...

4:30AM Aiden wakes up hungry. I go in and check on him and he always gives me a huge smile when I pick him up. I change his diaper, feed him then put him back to bed.
6:15AM Daddy leaves for work and Aiden comes in bed to snuggle with me. I work from home a few days a week, which I love. It means more snuggle time and not worrying about getting showered and being out of the house by a certain time! We sleep another hour then get up to start the day.
7:30AM I put Aiden in his Baby Einstein Jumper while I fix breakfast and work on a few things around the house. We watch some PBS Kids, I eat, feed him breakfast, pump then clean up the kitchen.
8:30AM After breakfast we head outside! It's been so nice out that we've started our days off with some front porch story time. Aiden loves being read to and is working on turning the pages by himself. Some of his current favorites are The Belly Button Book, Mr. Brown Can Moo and What's Wrong Little Pookie.
10:00AM It's nap time. Lately I find myself just wanting to hold him during at least one of his naps. Today was one of those days. He napped in my lap while I propped my feet up in the recliner in his nursery and finished reading a book. If you're curious, I finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and really enjoyed it.
11:30AM Aiden wakes up, I change his diaper and feed him. This kid still loves his changing table although he is liking his diaper being changed less and less. I read that this happens around 6 months. Uh oh. After Aiden is settled I'll put him in his bouncer in the bathroom while I shower. He's usually content until I start drying my hair then he's ready to move on to something else.
NOON If we had errands to run this would be the time of day I packed up the diaper bag and headed out to do that. I always try to leave the house when Aiden has a full belly. We might head to the grocery store, the park, to our play class at Kid's First or these days we've been frequenting Starbucks for their Half Price Frapps. Yum. Today we didn't have to go anywhere so we stayed put and back outside we went.
1:30PM Nap time again. This time I let Aiden nap in his crib and I get some work done. Aiden is such an inconsistent napper. People ask me his nap schedule and I say, he naps when he's tired. We are still on the BabyWise schedule of eat, play, sleep. He eats every 3 hours-ish so that's our day on repeat, but the length of his naps is ever changing. He always sleeps longer when he's in my arms though. That I do know.
2:30PM Another diaper change and time to eat again. I work a little more so Aiden hangs out in his swing, jumper or on his activity mat. He is usually easily entertained by one of these for a while!

4:00PM Daddy comes home! When Aiden sees his Daddy he lights up. If he's been quiet all day, he will see Drew and instantly come to life. It's the cutest thing ever. I hand Aiden over to Drew for a while and start dinner, throw in a load of laundry, clean bottles, check emails, etc. And while I may have made dinner today that's probably not an accurate picture of life these days around here, that is a rare occurrence, but I'm working on that.

5:30PM Aiden eats his dinner then we eat ours while he hangs out in his swing or sometimes on our laps. I love our little family dinners. This week we are starting solids so very soon Aiden will be joining us at the table in his high chair!

6:00PM Thursday nights we have Small Group. Usually Aiden comes along with us, but it's nice to have some uninterrupted adult time so we dropped Aiden off at my parent's house this time. He got to have some bonding time with his Uncle John while he was there too.
7:00 We head to our friends Andrea and Brandon's house for Small Group. It was a beautiful night so we sat outside and ate snacks while we talked. Right now we are doing a series called Brave that a few other churches in the area are doing also.
8:30PM We pick up our little guy from my parents and head home. Our nightly routine is me feeding him, Drew burping him and getting him ready for bed, I finish feeding him then pray over him and put him in his crib. If I'm tired I read in bed and fall asleep shortly after, otherwise I might have a glass of wine or some dessert, check emails, work on a blog post and watch a show with Drew, but our bedtime is always 10 or earlier. That's the life of new parents.

So there you have it. A day in my life. If you stuck through that whole thing, wow and thank you. I always enjoy getting a glimpse into someone else's life and know I won't remember these little details that make up my days with Aiden in a few years. I treasure this time!

11 comments:

The Heart Of A Woman said...

I stuck through the whole thing, because I would love for us to be on a schedule. We aren't, but I would love it and I love yalls schedule!

Brittany said...

I love the idea of these daily schedule posts. It'll be so interesting to look back on it and see how it has changed as he gets older. I've never done one because I think my life might be a little too boring for the blogosphere. Haha...

Jen Brown {Baking Baby Brown} said...

So sweet. These are the sweetest days of our lives and they surely go by way too fast. I could've sworn I just had my baby girl and here we are 9 months later.

Kayla MKOY said...

That picture of you two in black and white side by side is PRECIOUS! :) I love it... this is a great idea. Aiden seems like such a happy babe!! :)

Anne said...

I love these posts!! Also makes me a little nostalgic for these days - especially the more than one nap thing :) Hendrik was always a little inconsistent like that too. It sounds like you've figured out such a good balance of taking care of your boy and working - isn't working from home such a blessing for that?!

Erin LFF said...

So many cute, fun pictures :) I love that you read and hold Aiden while he naps-- enjoy those snuggles anytime you want girl! Also, I wish I went to bed at 10 or earlier- I can't ever make myself!

Jennifer Prod said...

love love that picture of the two of you on the floor :) also, "Lately I find myself just wanting to hold him during at least one of his naps." -- i definitely agree! i miss that little guy when he's gone too long :)

The Lady Okie said...

So cute! This makes me excited for when Baby Bum comes to join our family :)

Jessica M. said...

Aiden is just adorable! I loved reading about his/your day.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww what a wonderful day! Half price fraps and all. ;) It's so great that you have a great little schedule. :)

Leigh said...

I love to see how other mom's spend their days! Doesn't it feel like the days just go by so quickly?