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