It’s that time again! Time for another edition of A New Day In The Life. I’ve pretty much written one of these posts every month since Quinn was born as a way to remember his first year. I love being able to go back and see how life has changed since he was a tiny baby.
I can’t believe this is probably the last blog post in the series. Well, ok, maybe I’ll write one more in June around Quinn’s first birthday. I mean, I need to finish out the year, right? And what a fast and amazing year it was! Anyway, here’s a recap of ALL of our day in the life posts as well as a peek inside our day yesterday.
- 1 month
- 2 months + an additional post this month
- 3 months
- 4 months
- 5 months
- 6 months
- 7 months
- 8 months
- 9 months <””Boo, I missed this month
- 10 months
5:55 AM: I hear Quinn over the baby monitor. I’m barely awake and so tired. (Our mattress stinks, so I woke up a few times in the middle of the night with back pain. Blah.) About 30 seconds later, Mal comes into our bedroom with Quinn and hands him over to me. We have a few minutes of cuddle time in bed before he gets antsy, so it’s time to start the day.
6:00 AM: I change Quinn’s diaper and then set him up for breakfast. Round #1 is a bottle, banana slices, and Rice Chex.
6:15 AM: He takes an intermission from eating for sunglasses!
6:30 AM: It’s time for Round #2 of breakfast: Blueberries, cottage cheese, and homemade banana + butternut squash puree. Quinn is happily squishing blueberries between his fingers (and dropping some on the floor to Murphy), so I pour myself a glass of iced coffee and eat a few protein soft baked granola bites from my BLEND swag.
6:50 AM: Breakfast is over. I change Quinn’s diaper, get him dressed for the day, and then let him play with his toys in his bedroom while I clean up after breakfast.
7:00 AM: I leave Monica a few WhatsApp messages regarding Married at First Sight and Bruce Jenner. Quinn crawls into the kitchen, so I give him some plastic lids to play with while I empty the dishwasher. He and Murphy eventually help me put away the rest of the dishes and silverware.
7:10 AM: Quinn is happily playing in the living room with some toys, so I take the opportunity to throw together breakfast for myself. I eventually hear him crawl into the dining room, so I peek around the corner. He’s splashing in Murphy’s water bowl. Usually, I take it away, but the bowl just came out of the dishwasher and the water is fresh, so I let him have some fun.
7:20 AM: Breakfast is served: Bacon and egg sandwich on a Cheddar & Herb (protein) Biscuit. I house it while Quinn and I play.
7:25 AM: Quinn is on the move! We walk around the house, open and close cabinets and doors, play catch with a ball, hug Murphy”¦ there’s lots of activity. We don’t stop moving.
8:35 AM: Quinn goes down for his morning nap, so I hop in the shower, get dressed for the day, finish a blog post, print/sign/scan an agreement, reply to a few emails, throw dinner in the crockpot, make a shopping list for Target, put away my laundry, fold Quinn’s laundry, wash bottles, chat with my sister about Quinn’s birthday party, pour myself another iced coffee, eat more granola bites, and start this blog post.
10:15 AM: Quinn wakes up from his nap. I change his diaper and then immediately feed him second breakfast/first lunch since his weekly My Gym class starts in about an hour. Second breakfast is a bottle, more cottage cheese, and banana + butternut squash puree, which Quinn insists on feeding himself. He does this right hand-left hand maneuver to feed himself. I hold the jar, he sticks the spoon in with his right hand and then he switches hands (to change his grip) and finally puts the spoon in his mouth. Tada! He’s a mess by the end, so I change his clothes, grab a banana to snack on, and then we hit the road.
11:00 AM: We drive to My Gym.
11:15 AM: We arrive at My Gym and have a blast during class!
12:45 PM: We return home after My Gym. Quinn is one tired boy, so I put him down for his afternoon nap. Then, I make myself lunch, which is a Dr. Praeger’s super greens veggie burger with a fried egg and buffalo sauce sandwich, Backyard Barbecue Kettle Chips, and some Little Secrets dark chocolate candies (like M&Ms but no artificial stuff).
12:55 PM: I eat lunch, work on this post, print/sign/scan another contract, reply to a bunch of emails… work, work, work. I down another packet of Little Secrets.
2:15 PM: Quinn wakes up from his nap. I change his diaper and then we play for a little bit. Monica and I talk more about Married at First Sight + other stuff.
2:30 PM: It’s time for second lunch! On the menu: A bottle (I attempt formula in a sippy cup, but it’s a no-go), blueberries, and black beans + shredded chicken from the crock pot.
3:00 PM: Quinn finishes lunch, so I clean him up and then we play, play play. (Quinn is holding a banana-shaped umbrella, which is his new favorite toy.)
3:45 PM: Mal comes home from school. We chat for a bit and then we take Quinn and Murphy on a family walk around the neighborhood.
4:15 PM: When we get home, I hop in the car and drive to KFIT.
4:30 PM: I get my butt kicked at KFIT.
5:45 PM: I return home. Mal just started feeding Quinn dinner, so I take over while he takes a shower and brings Murphy to the vet for a re-check of his ear. (Related: The whole ear thing has been such a fiasco. I’m not kidding you, we tried at least a dozen different medications and spent nearly $1,000 trying to get Murphy better. Thank goodness, he’s just about there. We now take him to an animal hospital that actually knows what they are doing instead of just guessing. Jeez, Louise.)
6:30 PM: Quinn eats all sorts of goodies for dinner including a ton of cottage cheese, so he is messy, messy, messy by the time he is finished. I give him a bath and then get him ready for bed.
7:00 PM: We read books and then walk around the house, opening and closing cabinets, until he gets tired.
7:15 PM: Quinn goes to bed, so I make myself dinner. Then, I sit down to work and catch up on things that I didn’t finish during the day. I also eat two, ok, three Honey Stinger Waffles (caramel + vanilla flavors) from my BLEND swag. Lauren told me these things were incredible and, boy, was she right!
7:45 PM: Mal and Murphy arrive home. Mal has a bottle of wine with him. I knew he loved me.
8:45 PM: I finish working, take a shower, and then pour myself a glass of wine.
9:00 PM: I plop down on the couch, watch TV, and drink my wine.
9:30 PM: I wash Quinn’s hook-on chair, clean up the kitchen, wash bottles, yada, yada… I just like having a clean house when I wake up.
9:45 PM: Bedtime, finally. So tired.
P.S. Today is Dunkin’ Donuts’ Iced Coffee Day! Yeehaw! All day today, $1 dollar from every cup of Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee sold at participating locations in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire will benefit Boston Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. You know I’ll be popping in for an iced coffee (and donut, obviously) later this morning!