Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Day in the Life (3-6 months)

Another day in the life post... I did one for 0-3 months and that was a day that we were based from home so for 3-6 months I did a day that we were out and about.

Our weeks are starting to look a little similar - usually Mondays we do anything we need to around the house, catch up from the weekend, etc.  We either go into the office Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday Thursday (as we did this week). A typical Tuesday is the day I picked for this week.  Wednesday can be anything from errands to housework, to playing.  Thursday we usually do some kind of fun lunch and Friday I try to keep clear to do something "fun" and out/about.  We usually hit the grocery store twice a week, go on formula runs, to the car wash, wine pickup, etc.

Today I was up at 7 (it can be anywhere from 6:15-7:30 usually... sometimes "snoozed" until just after 8) I usually lay in bed for a bit and check social media/blogs.  I almost always start my day by walking Stella if it's dry out (a little wet today) while Derek listens for Tatum - he can get up anywhere from 7-8 but doesn't mind cuddling in bed with us or playing in his crib.  Tuesdays are always one of two laundry days (the other is either Thursday or Friday) so I throw a load in before Stella and I head out.

After our walk it's the morning blur that's the same each day - workout with weights, empty the dishwasher, tidy up, pack our bags for the day if we're leaving - Tatum usually plays in his walker during this time and then we have a bottle - today a little early at 8:45 but usually between 9-10 and get him ready for the day.

This morning Derek helps me out and gives the bottle and I beg him to change the laundry over so I can have a bite of quiche before running out the door... late.  Last week Tatum started music class so at 9:30 we do that for 45 minutes and he's a little young but loves it, holding the instruments and watching the teacher.  He falls asleep right after in the car for about 40 minutes and then we do our weekly Target run which is almost always on Tuesdays too - whatever we need and whatever can fit under his stroller (if I need a lot my mom will usually watch him at the office for an hour so I can run in with a big cart and get everything).

As we pull up at the office right about noon Tatum is crying for a bottle so we do that first!  I keep a stash of his things there so I don't have to pack him every day.  Typically I'd have tuna, a cheese stick and some peanut butter or something else light at my desk but Derek was in the office today so the three of us walked over to our favorite sushi place while my mom let Stella play in our office (our house cleaners were in today so we couldn't leave her home alone).  When we get back I get some work done at my desk while Tatum plays on his playmat before another bottle around 2 and a nap right after - when he woke up he played in his crib quietly so it was my big window to get things done. Other days he'll help handout checks and documents to everyone!

Before we left I did a little planning for our upcoming family trip to Charleston and Kiawah so I could get all our dining reservations - isn't that the most important part down there?!

We usually get home from anywhere between 3 and 5 depending when we get into the office - today we walked in right about 4:30 and I opened packages, checked the mail, etc. while Tatum finished his nap from the car in his car seat (if we're home he always takes his best nap of the day late afternoon in his swing so I'll either take a tv break or get work done in the office).

I throw my last laundry load of the day in - Tatum's and him and I set out for a walk - I love now that it's warmer I usually walk Stella in the morning and him in the afternoons.

Tatum played in his walker while I finished up a few things in the office.  Like most days I'd wanted to sit in the living room for a glass of wine and quiet time and like most days that didn't happen, ha! Derek had a phone call and Tatum wanted to play so play we did.  I started getting dinner together - usually M/T/W it's something really simple and light but tonight we did chicken, mushrooms and potatoes.  I ended up getting about 20 minutes to sit by the fire and browse on my iPad before we ate... in front of the TV which we haven't done in a while, usually we just sit at the counter and eat quickly but we both had so much DVR to catch up on.

We rotate who puts Tatum to bed (and what time he goes down - anywhere from 7:30-9) so tonight Derek did it around 8 while I cleaned up downstairs.  Recently he's been going through a phase where he'll cry loudly for his pacifier about an hour or two after going to bed - he fell right back to sleep after getting it!

I worked on my blog post for the next day (and finished it the next day... something that never happened before Tatum) and headed up to bed an hour later than I thought.  No time for many things on the to do list (like most days) so baptism thank you's, an amazon order and finding a babysitter for an upcoming event will just have to wait until the next day.

I'm usually up to bed anywhere from 9 until much later - tonight was about 10:30 so after a little reading I went right to bed instead of my tv watching hopes.  Tatum was up around 1am and sucked down a whole bottle - thinking we are going through a growth spurt this week because an overnight bottle is rare these days!


  1. These are my favorite posts to read - love the routine you guys have established! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. oh i love day in the life posts! it really shows just how busy one can be - and you are my friend! i hope you get some warm weather continuing for more walks. time outside and walks are just the best :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. Every day with a kiddo is jam packed, even when you feel like you have a moment to rest, it feels fleeting!

  4. It sounds like you guys have a schedule down pat! Tatum seems like the best little baby!

  5. Sounds like you guys have a great little routine down! And you really get so much done in a day, which is awesome!

  6. It's seriously so awesome that you can take Tatum to work with you! I'd love to have the girls with me, but I know that I wouldn't be able to get much done. And you sound just like me that you love your schedule! It just makes life easier in my opinion!

  7. Sounds like you guys have a great routine down! I'm so glad to hear you don't have a set bedtime for Tatum... we also have a range time for bedtime (7:30-9), so I'm glad we're not the only ones! He is too precious!

  8. I love these posts! A busy day but Tatum seems pretty content to go with the flow!

  9. I love DITL posts! He seems so "go-with-the-flow" -- something my first child most definitely was NOT! Ha! ;)

  10. Super jealous of your work schedule, and that you get to pick the days. Perfection <3
    Green Fashionista