March 22, 2012

a day in the life of mom

4:53 a.m. my little arm clock, aka baby Ry, sounds that it's time to eat. I groggily sit up in bed and prop myself up on the pillows while Mr. Baker brings the little man to me where I'll spend the next 20 minutes or so trying to keep my eyes open while Ry eats to his heart's content. I then change baby boy's diaper and am back in bed by 5:30 a.m.

8:51 a.m. my tiny human alarm clock sounds again, "Rise and shine-you look beautiful momma! I'm hungry!". Although his cries aren't this charming or cute, however, I will give it to you bubba your cries are definitely a lot sweeter and more tolerable than most.

9:15 a.m. it's time to change a diaper!

9:20 a.m. I hurriedly scramble to make myself look halfway presentable (i.e. change my clothes, throw my hair in a messy ponytail and brush my teeth) before having to shoo the pups to the living room to let them outside to potty. By 9:30 a.m. baby, pups, and all necessary items for daily survival-paci, boppy, chapstick, etc. are moved to the living room.

9:40 a.m. I'm reading my Bible and praying for just a few quiet moments in the Word.

9:55 a.m. Ry and I do some talking and playing.

10:05 a.m. baby boy has passed out so I do a little reading.

10:50 a.m. Ry is stirring himself awake so I lay with him for a bit. He goes back to sleep as I hold him and check the internet on my phone.

11:35 a.m. he's fussy!

11:45 a.m. feed Ry.

12:05 p.m. done feeding Ry, but have to let him marinade for a bit before changing his diaper. If you're a mom you understand!

12:30 p.m. change Ry's diaper.

12:45-1:00 p.m. I get to eat lunch! I also start getting something ready for dinner.

1:05 p.m. change Ry's diaper. again. Now it's bath time!

1:20 p.m. I'm bundling my clean little guy and rocking him back to sleep. Then I do a little more reading while I hold him.

2:30 p.m. I do a light cleaning around the house.

3:05 p.m. relax for a moment.

3:15 p.m. baby boy's hungry!

3:40 p.m. change that smelly diaper and hang out til' daddy gets home! Sometimes I like to leave the last diaper just for daddy-he really appreciates it! ;)

4:20 p.m. daddy's home! I get to shower-yay! We spend the rest of the night doing dinner, hanging out and giving the rest of the poopy diapers to daddy! ;)

And repeat :)


  1. I have a five month old baby girl. I totally understand your excitement over taking a shower once daddy gets home!

  2. whew. i am tired just reading this! you have a lucky baby boy. :)

  3. Sounds like a good day! I love getting to spend my day with a sweet baby boy!

  4. Wow! Sounds like a busy day! Sometimes I dream about the day when I will only have ONE baby to look after - multiply this times four or five, and you have my part-time job ; ) None of them are mine, though!


  5. WOW, I think my cats alarm clock (4am) is help prepping me for a baby schedule! ESHK! xoxo A-

  6. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed reading this post!!

  7. i have a new little 4 week old and it's so reassuring to read that other people aren't out doing a whole lot else other than feeding and cuddling and maybe showering!

  8. yea it's hard to get out and about much!