Follow our journey through a typical day. O N E photo taken every HOUR… all day. Real life. No staging. No props. No special cameras. Just Reagan and I on a normal summer day enjoying every adventure put in our way.
5:00 am- Feed the baby. Pray he goes back to sleep.
6:00 am- Well… He’s up and ready to go! Smiling at the birdies chirping out our windows. Why must birds be at their loudest this early in the morning….. where is my coffee?
7:00 am- Trying to get ready with a one year old. RESULT- Toilet paper all over the bathroom floor and my M.A.C paint pot in the toilet. Still no coffee. ( I now see this is where a significant other would come in handy)
8:00am- Baby wanted to nurse. Guess someone was tired after destroying our bathroom this morning. Glad someone can sleep…seeing as mommy is now WIDE awake. Catching up on emails, doing laundry, cleaning said destroyed bathroom, and maybe just MAYBE finally get that coffee I have been dreaming of….
9:00- AHHHH yes. SWEET sweet coffee I have been dreaming of. Reagan and I have a tradition of going on a mother +son breakfast date once a week and this morning seemed like the perfect day for it. He people watches and eats the blueberries I packed and mommy enjoys her skinny caramel macchiato and blueberry scone.
10:00am- Chase baby through park. Relish in the fact that he is becoming such an amazing little boy with a spirit and bright as the sun.
11:00 – Swing until I am almost sure he will throw up or fall asleep if we continue. I love how he giggles and throws the arms in the air when I get the guts to push him a little higher. What an adventurer I have.
12:00pm- We have made it to lunch. He undoubtedly will pick out his blueberries and avocado as usual. I will try to sneak some chicken on his plate. He will throw it to the dog. I have my sneaky suspicions he will be a vegan someday.
1:00pm After lunch was over and cleaned up we play outside. If I can keep him from the dirt and rocks we usually inspect our garden and see if anything can be harvested. Today we picked a big zucchini to give to a dear friend of ours. It’s nearly half as big as he is and this isn’t our largest pick of the season!
2:00pm- SUCCESS! After going without a nap for nearly a week I am more than pleased to say we are back on our normal daily routine.
Sit and stare at my son wondering why God picked me to take care of such a perfect baby. Realize this time would be better spent doing homework.
3:00pm- After I put in a bit of time studying I realize I would much rather be out enjoying the sunshine.
While baby sleeps I collect a harvest from our garden. I have decided that every week (while my garden produces) I will drop a box of goodies on the doorstep of a deserving woman in my life. (posting to follow)
4:00pm- The baby is awake! We both aren’t much into sitting around the house and with this heat I didn’t want him out in the yard. I decided to take him out for a special treat. We got dark chocolate and oatmeal cookie batter. It was delicious, but so SOOOO sweet. After about three bites each we passed it of to grandpa who gobbled up the rest muttering ooohhhh’s and aaahhhhh’s. He is a very loud eater (but that is a subject for another time)
5:00pm Read all the books he got for his Birthday for the 100Th time and play wrestle. He has been so into cuddling and playing with me lately. It is one of the most rewarding things I have felt as a mother. I love that he now realizes how special he is to me.
6:00pm- Didn’t get a picture during dinner. Dinner with a toddler is like a blender with the lid off. By the time I get him sat down and eating and dish a plate for myself he is always finished and ready to escape the high chair. It doesn’t matter, will eat a warm meal again when he is eighteen.
Next, Get suckered into traditional post dinner wagon ride.
Decide baby need to be pulled on the wagon through the sprinkler. It didn’t end well for me. He got a good giggle out of how wet mommy got. I don’t care because I am just tickled to see him having such a ball.
7:00- BATH TIME- Something we both look forward to everyday. I usually use this time to tidy the bathroom and sing songs to him while he splashes and plays with his ducks. Tonight we played “ducks in a row”. It consists of mommy lining up the ducks and Reagan throwing them. It is exhausting and SO fun.
8:pm Lotion. Cuddle.SMOOCH.Read. Sing. (most importantly)Nurse. ASLEEP
ahhhh..they are so innocent and peaceful when they sleep.
stare in awe for 10 minutes….realize I’m being weird.
He will undoubtedly take up my side of the bed for the remainder of the night. I DON’T MIND ONE LITTLE BIT.
9:pm Now that the baby is asleep I will spend the remainder of the evening doing the second more important thing in my life. Studying. I want to become a midwife so badly. Not only to have a steady career so I will never have to worry about providing for my son ,but also because I have a true passion for Women and children’s health.
While studying I suddenly realize that adding ICE to the remainder of my coffee isn’t in fact actually GIVING me any more coffee.
Spend the next four hours studying. Decide at 12:30 that I could be snuggling my baby instead of writing this paper. Do just that until I fall fast asleep.
Hope you enjoyed our day as much as we did.