I really liked Erin’s idea of documenting a day, hour by hour, so I thought I would try it. When you’re home with a baby there is no average day, but I think this day (Monday) turned out to be a pretty good picture of our daily life.
Because of daylight savings time, Harper woke up extra early and Mike got up with her about 6:45. He usually lets me sleep a little longer since that’s their time together before he goes to work. When I got up, he was feeding her some baby food I’d made over the weekend.
I tried putting her in her jumper to play, but she didn’t want to.
She used to love that thing, but not anymore. She seems to be making a developmental leap — mimicking, clapping, trying to stand/walk — that is making life chaotic lately. Note to self: get some next-stage toys!
Mike left for work, so now I am trying to check some things off my to-do list. One of them was to try to get a replacement wheel for our stroller. After a few minutes with a grumpy customer service rep, I am told a replacement is on the way.
I’m working on some pom-pom projects for an upcoming blog post.
Harper is starting to get cranky, so I give her a cold teether. Her two top teeth are starting to come in, so that always makes days more challenging.
Harper is an epic nap warrior. She has always taken short naps, and after getting into a routine of 4 30-minute naps a day, she is now down to two. And she fights hard to go down for them. After another major battle I finally get her to go down. I had to sneak in her room to get this photo of her.
After she woke up, a mere 20 minutes later, I realized that her leg was actually stuck in the bars of her crib. Now I feel terrible!
After lunch (leftover pot pie, which I shared with her), I got some dishes washed.
Harper decided to play with a whisk on the floor. She is very into anything that is not an actual toy.
Harper plays with some toys on my lap. I can tell she is still tired from only having one short nap, especially when she starts slumping over.
I feel like I have to be consistent with her napping in the crib, so we battle again for her to go to sleep in there.
The nap thing didn’t really work. I was so nervous about her sleeping position that I kept interrupting her sleep. When I finally gave up and took her out of the crib, she was not too happy.
I realized that maybe I was being too strict about the naps and that maybe with the teething, the developmental changes, and the cold she has, she probably needs some extra comfort. So I cuddled up to her in our bed and she fell asleep. For an hour!
Poor thing was exhausted. I eventually got up and worked on the computer while she slept.
Post-nap, Harper is in a much better mood. I assemble some cloth diapers while she plays. Usually we get some kind of outing in the afternoon, but we ran out of time today.
I have one order to finish from a big group of orders I got last week. So I get to knitting.
I make dinner.
Harper feeds herself one of those baby food packets. She used to only eat a few bites of baby food here and there, but now she has a huge appetite.
Dinner is ready (veggie chili) and Mike is home.
I live for this part of the day when I get a little break!
Harper’s bed time. She ends up falling asleep on me without her bedtime feeding.
She hasn’t been this cuddly since she was a month old, and I have to admit I love it!
Now that we don’t have cable, we are totally hooked on “Dancing with the Stars.” Tonight Cher is a guest judge. She’s still rockin’ it.
I use my baby-free time to get a little more work done. This time of year I’m usually stockpiling accessories for the Renegade Craft Fair in December.
Bedtime. Sometimes I get some reading done before I go to sleep, but not tonight. It’s been a long day.