A Day In The Life – 15 Months

Hi Friends!

Somehow as I sit here and write this, I have a 15 month old baby. Not quite sure how that happened but excuse me while I go cry! As promised, I’m doing my best to write one of these posts every 3 months. I just went back and read my 12 month post and it’s crazy how much things have changed!

In case you missed the past posts, here they are:

Day in the Life – 12 Months
Day in the Life – 9 Months
Day in the Life – 6 Months
Day in the Life – 3 Months

So here’s how our day looked yesterday. I tried to link to some of the things in the pictures people might ask about. Some of the links are affiliate links:

4 AM – Wake up and feed the animals.

5 AM – Wake up to make sure hubby is up. Like I mentioned the other day, there have been some changes at the gym and he’s currently coaching the 5:30am classes during the week before he goes to work. He’s doing great, but it’s been an adjustment to get used to waking up at 4:45 instead of 7:45 like he was previously. So, we both set alarms to make sure he gets up and out the door.

6 AM – Up and at ’em. Squish’s wake up and nap schedules have been less than predictable lately, which means it has been increasingly hard for me to get work done during the day. He typically wakes up around 7 so I try to get up by 6 to get a solid hour of work in before that. This is typically when I do a lot of social media stuff, as well as a lot of my daily tasks for Healthy Aperture, etc. I do my best to focus on Squish when he’s awake but I do occasionally need to answer work emails throughout the day.

7:30 AM – Hubby gets home around 7:15 and Squish wakes up around 7:30. He gets him up while I get breakfast ready. If Squish wakes up earlier, I get him up myself and breakfast gets delayed a bit…but this morning it was nice to have a few minutes to get his breakfast together in peace. He doesn’t always need to eat right when he wakes up…but when he decides it’s time to eat, food better be ready in about 30 seconds or total meltdown ensues. My go-to breakfast for him is a baked egg muffin, a sweet potato bite and some fruit. Plus Cheerios and a glass of milk. (This is the cup he uses and these bibs are dishwasher safe!). I cram down a fried egg and some Cheerios myself while feeding him.

7:45 – 9 AM – Playtime. Hubby heads to work and Squish and I play. He watches some PBS, plays in his kitchen, we read books, etc. (Rainbow Stacker, Magnet board + magnets, wooden blocks)

9 – 10 AM – Errands. We don’t run errands every day but today I had a few things to do. We headed to the grocery store to pick up a few items I forget to get over the weekend, picked up a prescription and bought some cat and dog food at the pet store.

10 – 10:45 AM – Snack and playtime. As you’ll see, we spend a large part of our day eating. Squish is in the 95th percentile for height & weight and he’s a very active little guy. So he eats A LOT and he eats OFTEN. In fact, he’s pretty much always hungry. For his morning snack I usually give him a popsicle. I make them with mashed sweet potato, peanut butter and prunes. He’s had poop issues all his life so he gets a lot of prunes 🙂 He then thinks it’s time for lunch and has a fit when I tell him he’s mistaken. (Shopping cart, high chair)

10:45 AM – Nap. I put him down in his crib and race downstairs to see how much work I can get done. Every day is different. Some days I’m working on my computer, some days I’m in the kitchen. Today the goal was to get videos two videos made and I got it done…just barely. (Food processor, Tripod, iPhone tripod attachment)

12:00 PM – Lunch. Hubby comes home for lunch and Squish wakes up ready to eat. I give him half a cheeseburger, some roasted squash and a clementine. Unpictured- me eating cold meatballs, green beans and a brownie.

12:15 – 2:00 PM – Playtime. Hubby takes a nap and then heads back to work. Squish and I explore the house, play with the recycling, Facetime with Mimi & Grandpa and pull out every kitchen utensil in the kitchen.

2:00 PM – I have a call scheduled for 2:30 and I know he’ll be hungry around then so I preemptively try to get a snack ready….but I’m not fast enough. Meltdown ensues while I make our smoothie (kefir, vanilla Greek yogurt, frozen wild blueberries and peanut butter).

2:30 PM – Phone call with a prospective blog client. I do my best to schedule phone calls during naptime, but it’s been pretty much impossible to guess correctly lately so since he’s still awake, I turn on the TV and hope he stays relatively quiet. (activity table)

3:00 PM – Nap time. I put him in his crib and race down to get things set up to take pictures. Apparently Squish isn’t in the mood to take a second nap today so I know I have about a 30-minute window before he’s had enough of the crib. I get my photos taken and then head upstairs to retreive him.

3:30 – 4:45 PM – Play time. Most days he’ll nap from 2:30 or 3 until 4ish and then we head to the gym. Today happened to be a rest day for me so I didn’t need to head to the gym until a bit later. I try to encourage him to play on his own for at least a little while each day. I’m able to sit at the kitchen table and do a little work while he entertains himself. (Binky clip)

5:00 – 6:30 PM – Gym time. We head to the gym to see daddy, hang out, cheer people on, etc. Most days we get there a little after 4 and I workout from 4:30-5:30 and then hang out for a while before coming home. At the gym, Squish gets another snack – usually a hardboiled egg and raisins, plus some Cheerios to keep him happy in his playpen for a little while so we can workout. (Snack Bowl)

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Dinner. Hubby went to a beer tasting dinner with a friend so Squish and I headed home to have dinner. I give him some chicken and hummus, sweet potato and blueberries while I eat a few more cold meatballs and some chips and salsa. We spend a little time emptying all the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen, dumping out a few baskets of toy and books etc. and then it’s time for jammies and bed for Squish.

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM – Work. I do my best to cross the rest of the things off my to-do list for the day. Hubby comes home and heads to bed around 10 so he can get up to coach and I work some more before heading to bed around midnight.

For the record, the day I documented was Tuesday Feb 9, 2016. Every day is different so for comparison, here’s a brief synopsis of Wednesday Feb 10th as well:

5am – wakeup to check on hubby
6am – wakeup and work
7am – Squish wakes up, eats and plays
9am – head to the gym to cover our 9:30 Crossfit class
11am – snack and playtime
12am – he naps, I eat with hubby and work
2pm – playtime
3:30pm – back to the gym
6:30pm – home to make dinner (chicken taco mac and cheese), fed him some but he was overtired and didn’t eat much
7:30pm – put him to bed and took a shower
8pm – sat down on the couch with my computer to work for a few hours.

So there you go friends. A glimpse into our life! I’d apologize for the disaster of a house, excessive number of tearful photos etc….but that’s real life. And it isn’t always picture perfect…but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!




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