Wednesday, December 06, 2006

a day in the life... part 1

Several people have asked me how I like being a stay-at-home mom, and I tell them how I really do love it... then they ask me what I do all day, and I tend to draw a blank. Although I feel like I am always busy. So today I thought I would photo-document our morning. When I have more time another day I'll do our afternoon and maybe our evening too. :)

This morning after Rob left for the vanpool (5:30 am), Charlotte awoke in her crib- she was not this happy, but it didn't occur to me until later in the morning to do this little project. She has only been sleeping in the crib for about a week now, and last night was the first time I was able to lie her down awake and have her fall asleep on her own without major screaming or crying! Yay, Charlotte!!!

After I got her up and changed her diaper, we snuggled up in bed, fed her some breakfast and slept for a while longer. She woke up again around 8:15 and I fed her some more breakfast before heading off to take a shower.

Despite playing music for her and setting her up on her "activity boppy," she never likes when I go to take a shower. This morning she seemed to quiet down once I left the room though, so I think this is more of a show than real anxiety at this point... it's nice to know she misses me! :)

Once I am all ready for the day we hang out in the bedroom for a while and play with her toys. This bumblebee is her favorite thing to look at right now. She tries to reach for it but hasn't had much success yet in hanging on. Some days I spend an hour with her like this, just talking and looking at different objects.

Eventually it's time to get Charlotte ready for the day- today that happened around 10:30. Here she is all dressed and cleaned up and ready to go! The cell-phone is next to her because we had just finished chatting with Rob.

Next we headed downstairs and looked at the Christmas tree for a while... of course she decided to ignore it as soon as I was ready to take a picture. Oh well.

Then we sat down on the couch and thought deep thoughts and had a meaningful conversation. Charlotte is a VERY good listener. For example, I told her some of the options for dinner tonight and she responded by grunting and then tipping over to emphasize her point. All that talk about dinner made Charlotte hungry for lunch so I fed her again after which she promptly fell asleep.

12 noon and it is naptime in the swing. This is the time of day that I do other things like laundry, dishes, eating food for myself and oh yeah... blogging. :)

1 comment:

Kel said...

The same thing happens to me. I know that I am busy all day, but it is hard to explain exactly what I am busy doing. I should try to keep track of one of my days too, just to see what I do all day.