Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Day in the Life | With a Newborn

It's been a while since I've done a day in the life post. I love these and I think it's fun to do one for each new phase of life. My last one {here} was when it was just the two of us. Now we're three and I'm on maternity leave.

 This particular day was a Friday, and we had a doctors appointment so our day had a little more activity than usual. Some days all Grayson wants to do is nurse and sleep on me and I'm definitely not going to turn down those snuggles. Also, I'm still healing from his birth so I'm trying to take it easy.  Days like that we stay in our jams all day and park it on the couch. 

I'm including the first couple diaper changes but will mostly leave them out. Assume there are on average, 478 diaper changes per day. Also, he's eating just about every hour at this point. Sometimes we get a longer stretch of 3 hours if he's really conked out... and he's nursing for about an hour or so at a time. 

So, did you just do that little math problem in your head? Every hour... For about an hour... Yes, this boy is attached to my boob pretty much constantly. So there you have it. There's our day! 

Just kidding. 

2:30 am Grayson starts wiggling around and making noises that sound like a grumbly old man. I wake up to feed him and do a quick diaper change.  Back to bed for nursing again and warm snuggles. 

5:40 Nicks alarm goes off. He showers and takes G to the nursery to change his diaper. He leaves for work after quick kisses for mama and baby. We nurse again and fall back asleep. 

8:30 We wake up for good and do another diaper change. I pour my coffee and get back in bed to listen to an episode of Serial and... You guessed it! Nurse. 

9:15 G is sleeping so I put him down in the rock n play and drag it out to the kitchen. I quickly make breakfast and scarf it down before we wakes up. 
10:00 He's still sleeping so I drag the rock n play back into the bathroom and take the worlds fastest shower.

10:30 I rush around getting dressed, smear on some makeup,  and feed the dogs while G swings in his swing. Then I get him changed and dressed and pack the diaper bag. 
11:00 I hear a giant poo and change G again. Finally I get him in the carrier, load the car, and head to  his two week well baby check up. 

11:35 We are running a few minutes late for his appointment with the Pediatrician. We get checked in and  Grayson screams through his entire appointment. He's still a little below his birth weight. He's in the 13th percentile for weight and small for his height too in the 34th percentile. He's just an itty bitty. The doctor says everything is good even though he's a little small. 

12:15 After our appointment I wrestle the stroller in the parking lot. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fold it up. I call Nick at work... as if he could do anything about it. I can't decide if I want to laugh or cry. I seriously consider leaving the damn thing behind before I finally discover the secret button and boom, we're out of there. 

12:30 To celebrate my being smarter than my stroller we go to Target for Starbucks, long sleeve onesies, mascara, and makeup remover wipes. We'll just pretend that's all I actually bought. #yeahright 

1:30 I lug the carrier into Bagel Street Cafe to grab a bagel and cream cheese. G is getting ready to start screaming and I'm starving. I know I won't have time to make anything to eat once we get home before Grayson  starts to count it down to freak out town.  

2:00 We get home and sit down to nurse while I eat and watch real housewives of Beverly Hills. I might or might not have squeezed in a Vanderpump Rules. #guiltypleasure 

3:30 Grayson has an explosion and we head back to the changing table. After a peepee fountain that narrowly misses my face, I change his clothes for the third time.  Clean and dry, we sit in the nursery in the rocker and listen to another episode of Serial. 

4:30 I throw in load of baby laundry and we get on the floor for tummy time. We look at some books and sing some songs... Or I sing some songs and Grayson stares at the wall. 
Is it just me or does he look so grown up here? Also, looking so much like his daddy.
5:00 Nick gets home and snuggles our boy while I fold and put away his laundry.  I pack an his overnight and diaper bag for our first overnight to Napa tomorrow.
6:30 I sit on the couch, nurse, pump, and watch the news while nick cooks Fish tacos for dinner. 
8:30 After dinner we all snuggle on the couch. All of our shows are over FOREVER or are on a break so we start Mad Men on Netflix. Somebody please tell me how we are just now jumping on this bus? 

11:00 I throw a bag of my clothes together for Napa and we get in bed and pass out immediately. We have a couple of hours until the tiny dictator wakes us up for more fun. 

This really is the best time of our lives. I am enjoying every single day so much and I love being home with our boy. We thought we were blessed before, but this time really is something special. 


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