A Day In The Life – April 2013

 

I’ve seen other bloggers document “a day in the life” and it inspired me to do the same.

I love recording and taking pictures of our daily lives, especially these first several weeks after Hawke was born.

All the pictures were taken from my iphone. A few of them are very grainy since I keep the nursery dark for nap times.

I know as our baby gets older, our daily activities will also change. I will look back at these photo journals in a few years (or even in a few months) and I will be interested in remembering the details of this time in my life. Being a new mom with a 5 week old baby 🙂

My morning starts when baby wakes up, usually between 6-8 am. He sleeps in a co-sleeper next to our bed. I try to get in some cuddle time and pick him up and bring him to our bed once the husband leaves for work. I feed/nurse him soon after he wakes up.

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I am following an Eat, Awake, Sleep routine right now. During his naps or when he is playing independently during his awake times, I make breakfast, catch up on reading baby books or mostly doing shopping online for baby/household items.

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Lunch is often eaten on the floor with me playing with him. Once I see signs that he is tired (rubbing eyes/yawns), we head to the nursery and I rock him to sleep on the rocking chair. He is usually asleep after several minutes of rocking.

On this day, I didn’t get much sleep the night before so I took a nap while he was sleeping, with the baby monitor next to me.  After my nap, I enjoyed a few cups of mother’s milk tea. I also pumped, cleaned/sterilized bottles/pump parts and do other household chores.

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My afternoon snacks these days are usually greek yogurt with fruit or a large fruit smoothie. When the husband comes home from work, he takes over baby duties.

We ate dinner early so I can go to the gym. A long hot shower after the gym was glorious. More tea after dinner.  I typically go to sleep around 9pm (the husband does the last bottle feeding for the day, around 10pm) and I will sleep thru 1-2am when baby wakes up again to eat.

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April 30/ Hawke 5 weeks old / my maternity leave – week 8

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Comments

  1. Wow! You’re doing amazing. SO awesome that you have so much milk. He is such a cutie. Once you hit the three month mark, it gets so much easier every day…until they walk 😉 You’re a fabulous mom

  2. Hey lea! I don’t know if you remember me but its roxan. I used to blog at kitchen meditation 🙂 i dont blog anymore but ive been following yours still. anyways – first off congrats on your little one! He is too cute.

    You mentioned washing/sterilizing your pump parts. I want to give you a great tip! You can leave your pump parts in the fridge between pumps and wash/sterilize me once a day. I came across is tip several times on different forums and started doing it when my twins were about 4 months old. I’m still doing it and my twins are turning 9 months old next week…. They’re still alive so I guess it works just fine!!!

    Let me know if you have any questions. I’m leaving my email address to comment, feel free to contact me!

    Again congrats!!!

  3. Sounds like you’re doing amazing! It’s funny how little things like getting to the gym and having a shower seem like such a luxury post baby 🙂
    Thank goodness for husbands who are actively involved so we can get those much appreciated breaks!

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