Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Day in Pictures

I've seen people do this on their blogs in the past and thought it might be a fun thing to do on my blog.  It might be interesting for me to look back in a few months and see what a 'typical' Saturday was like with an 8.5 month old. 

Wyatt typically wakes up sometime between 5:30 and 6:30 to eat.  This is our usual weekday schedule, so that is what he's used to doing.  (Fortunately, on weekends he will usually go back to sleep after this).  Today he doesn't wake until 7:30.  We're having some nursing difficulties so I attempt to nurse then end up pumping into a bottle for him.  After his bottle, he is wide awake so I change his diaper and take him downstairs for breakfast.

Today it is yogurt and I think banana, peach, granola something.  His appetite hasn't been quite what it normally is so I trick him into eating as much as I can.  Eventually I give in and put some puffs and yogurt melts on his tray.  I think this child would probably walk over hot coals for some yogurt melts.  Well, except he can't walk but you know what I mean!
Around 8:30, I sit Wyatt in the den to play with his toys and sit down to enjoy my coffee and breakfast.  My favorite part of any weekend ....
 Around 9, I finish my breakfast and decide that W needs a change of scenery.  We go to his room to play and practice crawling.  I use his wubba nub for motivation, and this time it worked!  (Army crawling)
He starts getting sleepy around 9:30 so I give him a paci and rock him for a grand total of about 2 minutes before he's out like a light.  I put him down in his crib and take the opportunity to take a long shower. 
10:15 W's awake!  Earlier than I expected, so I go in to get him and put him in the jumparoo while I finish getting dressed.  He's in a good mood so he plays for a while and I am able to fix my hair and makeup while I pump and then start some laundry. 
 10:40 ... time for a diaper change and I get him dressed.  He does not sit still for this which makes a pretty difficult task!
At 11, its time for a bottle.  Damn nursing strike is pretty tough on me ... I'm not accustomed to keeping up with all these bottles every day!  He takes his bottle pretty quickly and then we play in his room for a while.  He is so entertained by his ceiling fan. 
Them fans are purdy cool, aren't they??
At 12, its time for W's lunch.  I try my best to convince him to eat but at 12:30 I finally decide to quit fighting him and let him play while I fix and eat my own lunch.  I  use my fun V-Day wreath (that I made myself!) to practice with my camera settings while I eat lunch.  I clearly need some work on my photography skills. I realize I'm going to have to take the wreath down come Monday.  Sad Panda.
I finish lunch and we go upstairs for another change of scenery.  He plays with his piano while I try to put on a Baby Einstein DVD.  Trouble is, we have 735 remote controls and I am unable to figure out the DVD.  W is tired so I give up after about 10 minutes and try to put him down for another nap.  Once again, he went down in about 3 minutes so I put him in his crib and decide to do some chores.

I decide to tackle the pantry .... it is a mess!

30 minutes later, it looks like this!!! So nice and organized (although this picture doesn't really do it justice)

  Do you think we have enough drinks?
Ben gets home about 1:30.  I talk to him for a few minutes and bring him up to date on our morning.  At 1:45, I leave him with instructions for Wyatt and hop in the car to go to Trader Joe's.  Ahhhhh, love that place and I don't go nearly enough ...

I finish up at TJ's about 2:45 but since Henri's is rightnextdoor I decide to stop for a petit four.  (And a shortbread cookie too, if I'm honest)

I get back home at 3:15 and discover that Wyatt is STILL ASLEEP.  I told you he didn't finish that morning nap! 

He finally wakes up about 3:45 and I give him his bottle.  I love that he is looking at the camera in this picture!

After his bottle, I play with him for a little while and then put Ben in charge so I can lay down for a few minutes.  I'm tired!
After my nap, I go to discover he and Ben having crawling practice again.  I join in for a while and eventually take Wyatt to get him and myself dressed for dinner.  Ben gets dressed too and we decide to go to Valentine's dinner at Muss n' Turners (one of my favorites, one of Ben's not so faves but he agrees to go there anyway). 

We head out about 6:30.  We pause for a quick family photo first!  I can't believe how good it actually turned out -- it could use a little cropping but we are both happy with it!

I feed Wyatt quickly while we're having our appetizer and waiting for dinner. I've found that this is the best way to keep him entertained during an hour or hour and a half meal ... feed him while you're waiting and then we tend to not have a meltdown once our food arrives.  
At about 7:45 he is just tired, over it, and wants to lay his little head on my shoulder and close his eyes.  I am happy to oblige him.  He's been good at dinner but its time for him to go home. 

We get home about 8, get his PJ's on, give him a bottle and put him to bed for the night.  Ben and I eat our dessert that we brought home from the restaurant (didn't have time to eat dessert there) and watch TV until we fall asleep on the couch.  I love lazy Saturdays when we can do this!


Sarah said...

This is a great idea and it was a lot of fun to read about your Saturday!

The Slyes - Aubrey, David, and Harrison said...

sounds like my kind of day - your pooped by the end of it, but it was all worth it to be with you little pookie and cuddle with your man on the couch!

p.s. cute hair color/cut!

Michelle said...

I love this! Some parts of it are a little scary for a mommy-to-be (the waking up at 530 AM even on a Saturday!), but the rest of the day- craziness and all- seems to make it more than worth it. :) I also love the plethora of remotes. We have so many at our house that I sometimes call Pryor when he's on a trip desperate for help even turning our TV on! Last night was one of those nights, and I called him frantically while he was sitting in the airport in NY waiting for his next flight and was like "I can't turn the TV on and the Bachelor is about to start!" Back to your post, great idea and I love the family pic. It turned out so well! :)