Here’s a day in our life at 3 months! Friday is our easiest day because I don’t take students. No babysitters!!! Hooray!! EJ’s been struggling with the substitute babysitters while his regular sitter is out of the country for a month so we are happy to have a day with just mama & baby.
EJ woke up once at 2AM or so and then again at around 5AM to eat. We drowsily kissed Kevin goodbye to go to 5AM CrossFit, and then to work at 7 or so.
These two are still snoozing around 9AM!!!!! EJ is apparently still worn out from hanging out half the day yesterday with a baby friend his age. The other baby’s mom texted me that her baby girl has been sleeping like crazy too!! I slept in too, but this leaves me some time to drink some coffee, read some blogs, and text some friends. EJ loves to just snuggle into my leg and be close to me. Never change, baby!
When he wakes up, disaster strikes. His kicky little legs kick my coffee mug arm. That’s what I get for drinking out of a wide-mouth latte mug in bed!!!! Well, I was planning to wash the sheets anyways!! Edmund is starving so I feed him and we hang out for a while. He’s gotten very chatty!!! He just wants to be listened to. It’s so sweet.
Every baby needs a little diaper time in the morning! EJ is still super chill so he’s actually happy when I leave him in the crib for a few minutes so I can, you know, go to the bathroom and get a drink of water! Crazy stuff like that.
Now is the short magical window of time where EJ will sit in his bouncer so I can get something done. I do the dishes, clean up the kitchen, throw the laundry in, and make a batch of coconut flour muffins! I make variations on this simple recipe. I have a really hard time getting breakfast at a decent hour in the morning because we are trying to eat real food – very little sugar, no grains, and no dc. That always requires a lot of preparation… taking the time to fry bacon doesn’t happen very often right now! I could probably get up earlier, but I need my sleep. And also, if I got up, EJ would sense there is no body heat beside him and wake up. He’s not a fan of that although I’ve been attempting to train Pippa for that job! We listen to a lot of music during this time, mostly Josh Garrels. This is Edmund’s jam.
It’s time for a walk! EJ’s having such a good day that I decide to risk it and take the stroller instead of the Ergo carrier. It’s starting to get pretty warm & sunny so we’ll both stay cooler with this setup.
Lucky Pippa has water stops along our walking route. How is she with the stroller? Not great. But today she got hot so she was a little better behaved. :)
Somebody’s getting sleepy! I have to keep him covered with a blanket today so he doesn’t get sunburnt, but he’s dealing with it. Because he’s sleeping, we go a little farther than normal, about 3 miles. Fitbit steps! Hooray!! I listen to a podcasts and tan!
Waking up right before we get home!! HOW IS MY BABY AS LONG AS THE ENTIRE BASSINET?? Not cool!!!
By the way, we LOVE our Bumbleride Indie. It’s perfect for our neighborhood’s treacherous sidewalks and walking in the park. However, I do think Edmund will prefer it when he can face forward. But I like to look at him!! Plus the bassinet is soooo cute.
Since it’s Friday, we’re very low on food so this is what I find for lunch. A couple of Niman Ranch apple cinnamon sausages, eggs, and I eat more than one more muffin!! :) I’m going to be snacking all afternoon, but I know I’m going to have gf beef, salad, and avocado for dinner. So it’ll work out.
Boyd Bear is just chilling. Thrilled that he went for an hour without us bothering him while we were on our walk.
EJ’s feeling unusually cooperative today so he sat in his bouncer while I ate. He’s normally always squirming in my lap. I try to squeeze in a few extra chores and switch the laundry while he’s still being chill. We then spend a good solid hour in a cycle of feeding and changing dirty diapers, but at least he’s rolling with it pretty well today. Plus we have nowhere to be! My fave!!!
He finally decides to take a little nap. He hasn’t slept that great for the last week or two so hopefully we are on a good trend starting yesterday. I have to send out some emails to piano parents and check out some new music I got for students. Plus I send cute pics to Kevin at work. He says the same thing…. How can our baby already be taking up the whole bassinet? Noooo!!!!
Pippa’s exhausted! And apparently hoarding swaddle blankets!
She’s a sneaky one though. I left the room a minute later, and she leapt into bed!!!! Pippa LOVES clean sheets. She’s obsessed. I kicked her out because I’d like them to stay clean for at least a night!
I eat a Chomp. And then a Lara Bar… I check the laundry, and by the time I get back — EJ’s awake. But he’s smiling up at me like I’m the Best Person He Could Ever Hope to See. And that’s just so sweet.
I snuggle in with him and my book, and he falls back to sleep.
EJ alternates napping and eating. He is in baby bliss, and I just hang with him. It’s his Friday too, right? I really enjoy having the WHOLE day with him and not sharing with a sitter. I think the feeling is mutual. :)
I send out a few more emails. I am so relieved that I got my June schedule worked out for piano lessons. It’s MUCH more complicated this year because I also have to think about childcare. Not only that, I’m very concerned about keeping the right balance so I can set a good tone for my family. Anyways, it took a lot of emails, but I have it worked out! Hooray!! The best part is that we will get to start attending our community group again on Tuesday nights. We miss them! Scheduling and invoicing are my two least favorite parts of having my own studio for sure!!!
Kevin texts us! He’s coming home from work early! Of course, I get the feeling like… wow… I’ve really done nothing today! But I’ve been present with my baby, and the house is more or less presentable. So that’s a successful day! I get EJ ready to pass off to Kevin. They’re going on a father-son trip to the hardware store, and now it’s my turn for the gym.
Ugh. My first time doing both wall balls and box jumps post-baby. This workout was really rough for me. I just feel like I don’t have the engine anymore. I’ll get it back, but it’s so hard because I always mentally WAY overestimate what I think I’ll be able to do. Plus, I’m way sore from squats earlier in the week. So many squats. I finish the workout in 12:12. Ugh.
I walk home because…. STEPS!
And if you walk past Starbucks on a Friday afternoon…. I stopped by and got two iced coconut milk lattes for Kevin and me! I was happy I did because my favorite barista was clocking out for a month, and I got to chat with her for a minute.
I think it’s safe to say my baby was happy to see me. We sat on the porch swing and just took a few moments together as a family. It always feels like we’re rushing, rushing, rushing during the week. So it was sweet. We soaked it up. I was inspired by our neighbors who always drink a glass of wine on their stoop. Since I don’t care for wine, an iced latte will do! I fed the baby, and we planned out our weekend. Kevin had a little painting to do, and I took EJ and Pippa for another short walk.
EJ manages to make it through both my shower and another meal without a meltdown. So impressive. It helps that we’ve been showering him with affection. We just love him soooo much! Obviously.
Finally eating a decent meal, gf beef, avocado, Tessemae’s, and lots of salad!!
Kevin and I trade back and forth on clean up, laundry, baby, and trash duty.
How is it already 9:40PM? EJ is ready for bed. Kevin’s researching a home DIY project, I’m finishing up this blog, then I’m going to read or waste time on the internet!! :) My foot’s asleep because EJ is sleeping in my lap as I type this. That’s where he’s been most of the day, but it’s hard to take a pic of that. :) <3 What a sweet day with my son! I’m so grateful to get to spend so much time with him. I am savoring my calm days as much as possible.
15,258 steps though. ;)