A couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be fun to do a “day in the life” post. Now, by no means do we have a typical schedule, but there are certain rhythms that stay pretty consistent, and particular days that usually follow the same general events. So I picked a day, took lots of photos, and here we are!
7:00am — Good morning! I love my happy morning Charlie, who is usually up and babbling around 7am. He is such a goof at this point and it’s a great way to start the day.
While he’s still enjoying being silly, I spread out a blanket on our bathroom floor and let him play while I take a shower. My days for this are numbered, however, because he’s recently started rolling both ways and it’s only a matter of time before he decides to investigate things like, say, the bottom of the toilet (ick).
Sure enough, I emerge from the shower to be greeted by this guy on his tummy, in a totally different place than where I left him.
Time for a morning nap! After I’ve finished getting ready for the day, he’s usually ready to take his first nap. He doesn’t last very long first thing in the morning, so off to sleep he goes…
While the little guy sleeps, I finish making the baked oatmeal that I prepped the night before. Mr. Jones and I enjoy a bowlful of deliciousness and talk about what’s going on that day.
9:00am — Aaand he’s up. The first nap is usually a short nap, but he’s also super happy when he wakes up. I usually hear him singing away and go into the room to find him grinning from ear to ear.
Time to get dressed!
Since Caleb has a meeting this morning and we only have one car, he drops Charlie and I off at the library. Charlie chills in the stroller (er, “pushchair”) and I browse through a few cooking magazines.
9:45am — We walk through the park to the Leisure Centre, where my mum’s group meets. Charlie snoozes a bit and I enjoy the lovely weather.
10:00am — Mum’s group! I always love this time. We’re here for two hours and it’s a great time for Charlie to play with the other babies and some new toys; I get a snack (and good conversation with other moms), and sometimes there’s even a special bit of instruction on infant safety, baby massage, etc.
12:00pm — Mr. Jones comes to pick us up and someone is plenty happy to be in the car seat with Sophie.
Playtime at home on his blanket. This is his favorite place to practice rolling around and pseudo-crawling (it’s coming, I know).
I fold some cloth diaper laundry while he’s playing and get it put away in his nursery.
Grunting begins, which means he’s ready for another nap. First, a pre-nap #selfie in our upstairs bathroom. Even when he’s sleepy, it doesn’t take much to get a good smile.
Aaaaand he’s out. Minus one sock, apparently.
1:15pm — While he naps, I do some knitting…
…and planning for the rest of the week.
2:30pm — Awake and ready to go! We have a late lunch, but that’s just how it happens. People in the UK tend to eat lunch a bit later than we do in the States anyway, so I’d say we’re adjusting pretty well.
Time for a book! He really just loves to smack the pages, but I think he’s starting to appreciate the pictures a little more now.
We play some more and there’s another short nap (he’s currently consolidating his many tiny naps into a few longer naps), so I work on a blog post and enjoy a cup of tea. After a while, Mr. Jones comes home and we hang out a bit, then he plays with Charlie while I make dinner.
6:00pm — Dinner time! This was the week before we began letting him experiment with food, so he had started joining us at the table in his high chair. He got very good at knocking toys off the tray on to the floor (and so it begins).
6:30pm — A quick trip to the Cwmbran Boating Lake with some friends of ours! It was beautiful out and we loved having a nice little walk around the water.
(And no, Charlie is not big enough for the swing — Mr. Jones pretty much just held him in place and did a little pseudo-swinging. He really enjoyed it though!)
8:00pm — Time to put on a new diaper and get PJs ready!
8:15pm — No bath tonight (it’s getting late), so just a quick book and then off to bed! Caleb and I do a bit of reading and watch part of a movie, then it’s bedtime for us as well! Thanks for sharing our day with us. :)