6:40am – Xander is awake! This is a wake up that is on the slight earlier side – we find out this is because he pooped. He woke around 4 am to nurse (bad teething night we think last night) so John gets him ready for the day while I snooze for just awhile longer. He also feeds Xander breakfast.
7:30am – Boys are in the bedroom and John is ready to leave for work. I get dressed quickly and we head to the living room to play.
8:15am – Nurse/Nap begins (he falls asleep closer to 8:30).
8:30-9:15am – I reply to emails, schedule a few tweets, update BAMR Bands spreadsheet, eat breakfast part 1, watch the news.
9:15-9:58am – Head downstairs to sew.
9:58am – I hear Xander. I turn the video portion of the monitor on and watch his activity as I finish up downstairs. Xander rolls a round and tried to decide if he wants to fall back asleep or get up.
10:08am – Xander is now standing and ready to play. I head upstairs, do a diaper change, use the bathroom, and head back to the living room to play.
10:15-10:55am – Play play play. I also have the second part of my breakfast. Xander plays with the ABC magnets while my toast gets ready. We take some photos. Xander takes a few bites of my toast. Drinks water from the sippy.
10:55am – I get my bathing suit on and our swim bag ready.
11:08am – We are in the car and headed to swimming. We stop at the mailbox to mail BAMR Bands first. Open swim starts at 11:30 – we arrive a little after 11:20 and get ready.
11:35am – We are in the pool and playing, playing, playing!! Xander’s friends arrive around 11:45 and we have a good time until 12:35pm. I get us both dressed and we are in the car by 12:55pm. X has a quick nursing snack while we are in the locker room to tide him over for the car ride.
1:10pm – We are now home and there’s a package on the stoop! Xander plays with the tissue paper while I snap some instagram photos of the goodies instead.
1:30-1:45pm – Long nursing session before pm nap. Xander fall asleep during this nursing session and I let him linger until 1:55pm. Plus, I love the cuddles. During this time I do have my phone with me and check some emails and make collages for instagram.
1:55pm – I’m downstairs and hungry! I make and eat lunch, work on this post, and watch a little TV until 2:30… then John messages me on gchat, so I get distracted and talk to him while updating my BAMR Bands spreadsheet/sending two invoices.
2:45pm – Head downstairs for more sewing (this was a very sewing-centric day).
3:15pm – He’s awake! Diaper change for Xander, I use the bathroom, find his socks, and head downstairs. We play play play.
4:15pm – John’s home from work! The reminder of the day is not a typical day… but since it’s Friday sometimes the weekend looks a little different. Xander and I greet John outside and we all get the mail together. We talk about what we’re going to make for dinner and what we need to accomplish this evening. We’re having company this weekend so we take turns scurrying around the house doing tasks while the other one plays with X. Xander helps me wash lettuce.
We taught him how to do this once and now he thinks it’s his job. It’s too cute.
5:00pm – Decide to run a few errands before bed time. This is a risky move! We make it home right before 6. No time for Xander to have solids tonight. John takes him to bathe. I hurry up and throw things in the food processor – I want to run it before Xander is asleep.
6:20pm – Mr. Cranky is out of the bath. He is super ready to nurse. He nurses extra well since he didn’t have his solids tonight.
6:40pm – Xander is in his crib and sleeping peacefully
… until 7:20pm rolls around – A Night in the Life: Almost 1 Year Old to follow!