May 31, 2013

A Day at Home

Since Memorial Day was so crazy, I wanted to attempt and stay home the whole day (gasp!) on Tuesday so James would get a little break from the car seat & so I could catch up on laundry, diapers and such.  Thanks to these pictures, I’m bringing you along for the ride…


A bit earlier than I like to rise, but James said GET UPPPP.  Actually our morning really started at 1:30 am with a steam session in the shower to alleviate a very stuffy, can’t breath through his nose baby.

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first order of the day…get the diapers started!

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Then James chills in the bumbo for a hot second while I splash some water on my face, put my contacts in, etcmay  2013 175

Buuuut he is really getting too big for the bumbo, since he can arch his way out of it.  A mad dash to rescue arching baby below followed the snapping of this picture..

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Breakfast time! James does not eat solids yet..he just plays with them.  He also often insists that I cook my breakfast while holding him.

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Feeling fancy so it is french toast with bananas, powdered sugar and maple syrup today (and a thin layer of PB for some more protein).  It was delicious and a nice break from my normal egg burrito.

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Morning playtime for him

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Breakfast dishes & trimming up some chicken for tomorrow’s dinner for me. I’d rather sit on the living room floor and chew a giraffe.

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Multiply this times 8 or 9. Allll the live long day. And, don’t be fooled that the camera caught him laying on his back.. I am normally sweating, trying to snap his diaper on while he is rolling onto his stomach, half-hanging off the table.

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We got a treat today! My brother Chris came over to say good-bye before he headed back to SC.  It was a treat to have a visitor from the outside world! He promptly wound my son up to the crazieth degree then peaced out. Thanks for coming Uncle Chris!!

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See the booty in the air? That means he is out. Nap numbero uno!

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The diapers are done so I hang them up and put them outside for some miraculous sun bleaching..they dry super fast this way, too!

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Then the heavens opened and all the angels sang because finally….the best part of the day…The shower awaited!  Most days, since we normally go do something, I take one while he is awake which means conditioner half rinsed and only one leg shaved but not today! It was glorious!

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Better late than never..morning prayer

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A day full of laundry awaited, no fun during this naptime

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Can I call this gardening? Trying to take care of my geraniums.

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Nap is over, so it is getting dressed for the day and some quality swing time.  may  2013 196

An apple slice babysits while I do my least favorite chore: unloading the dishwasher

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Nap number two means I get to blog, yay!

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Aaaaan he’s up. A snack to get us through the afternoon and more floor playtime.  The front of our house is shaded at this time, so we step out to enjoy and ice cube or 3.  We lounged around on a blanket and chatted with our next door neighbor for a while.  When I went back inside, I decided it was time to turn on the AC.

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During the last quick cat nap of the day, I conquered the rest of the laundry and chatted with my mom on the phone

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My view during our late afternoon walk

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We practiced crawling, which can be soooo frustrating, huh, James?

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In fact, things were getting really fussy and I was feeling very sleepy so it was time to get a little help from Motown and dancing around the kitchen. may  2013 204may  2013 207  may  2013 209    

But it didn’t last. Witching hour was truly upon us.  This picture is really mean but can you see his two little teethies?!may  2013 214

He didn’t eat any

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But he got filthy. So it was time for the inaugural bath in the sink. I couldn’t decide which of the four pictures I liked the best..

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Tonight's lineup

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Books, songs & prayers before bed

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He went to bed around 7:15 and I didn’t stay up too much later..he still gets up to nurse in the night so I need my survival sleep!

Not pictured: the nursing sessions that happened every 3 hours

Also not pictured: The dinner clean-up.  All those steamed carrots and mashed avocado all over the floor and in the nook & crannies of the high chair.

There you have it! What went down when I stayed home to recover after the crazy weekend.  It was a pretty good day.  Both his morning and afternoon nap were an hour and he was in a happy mood until the early evening.  I didn’t cook a real dinner since Marcus was working and we had given the house a good clean the Friday before so neither cooking or cleaning was on the agenda which makes everything much easier.  Other days James only sleeps for 30 minutes at a time and never lets me put him down.  I still like him, though- he’s a cutie!

1 comment:

Kristin N said...

What a great idea to blog about your day in detail! I will have to do a post like this one soon!

Thanks again for the fun time today, I can't wait to do it again!


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