Monday, March 28, 2011

A Day in the Life

Not much is going on these days, so I thought I'd post about our normal routine. What's a typical day for Princess Sophie and her retinue? And how have things changed since before she was born?

Between 8:30 and 10 a.m. - Sophie awakes, and I go in to find her crawling around or sitting up in her crib. She is sometimes still pretty sleepy, but sometimes I get a happy grin.

"Good morning, Mommy!"

We pull up the shades and see what kind of a day it is outside and then it's time for a diaper change and nursing session.

What kind of a day is it today? Sunny, windy and cool is the norm these days.

Morning activities - We both get dressed and then make breakfast together.

All dressed and ready for the day

These days, Sophie enjoys Cheerios or oatmeal with banana, strawberries, or melon. After breakfast, we play a little, get laundry started, and clean up our dishes.

Around 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. - We read a few books, change Sophie's diaper, and settle in for another nursing session, which usually leads to a nap for an hour or two.

1-2 p.m. - Lunchtime! We love heating up leftovers from last night's dinner, plus some apples, oranges, or Asian pears.

Afternoon activities - In the afternoon, the name of the game is "get OUT of the apartment." On the best days we visit friends or take a walk, but sometimes we just go to the post office or the grocery store. Lately we've been taking care of cats for friends who are on vacation, so that gives us one more thing to do. I can't wait for warmer weather so we can just hang out outside!

4ish - Tuckered out from the afternoon's adventures, it's time for another nap. If we are lucky, this nap ends when Daddy gets home from work - yay! Sophie always has a huge grin for her daddy when she sees him. It's one of my favorite parts of the day.

Evening activities - If we have time, we've been enjoying walks down to the fishing pier in the evenings, with snacks!

Enjoying junk food on the beach before dinner - what a great example we're setting.

Then it's time to get dinner ready. Usually I cook while Keegan entertains the baby, but sometimes we trade roles.

7 p.m. - Dinnertime! Current favorites for Sophie are potatoes, tofu, pasta, and bread. She tolerates green beans, carrots, and broccoli as well.

Daddy is still hungry and decides to nibble on the baby. She loves it!

8 p.m. - Start the bedtime routine with books, a last bottle, and bath time! The big tub is a huge hit. There's lots of crawling around, playing with bath toys, pulling up, splashing, and smiling. Then it's into pajamas and blanket sleeper to be nursed to sleep by Mommy. Within half an hour, a certain baby is usually out like a light and Mommy and Daddy have some time for dessert and TV. We don't stay up too late, though, since it won't be long until we start the whole rigamarole all over again!


chrissy said...

Your routine sounds wonderfully simple and I can't believe how well Sophie is sleeping now. =D

Mom said...

We enjoyed reading this and seeing the pictures. What a cutie! Can't wait to see you all in person.

ginny said...

Aw! I loved reading this!

Nan said...

Thanks for sharing. I love to hear about this and to see pictures of Sophie. So cute!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun routine! I love this idea & may have to borrow it for my blog!