A Day in the Life of a One Year Old
June 7th 2011
5:40am- you came into bed w/ me to nurse. When you were finished, you rolled onto your tummy, tucked your knees under and fell asleep.
7:02am – awake chatting w/ your sweet little raspy voice, “heh-ey”
7:04am- changed your very yucky poo- still a little tummy bug.
7:14am- I carried you outside to let the chickens down and check on the garden
7:20am- play time. A current favorite, the bead maze,
then pulling apart legos and handing them to me to put back together,
putting them back in the lego bucket,
and then a brief look at the 100 animals book we checked out from the library.
7:43am- getting cranky. I took you to your room and handed you your bunny-blankie (paw in mouth) and you took it and snuggled your head onto my shoulder. Yep, time for a nap! It’s earlier than usual, but you’re not feeling yourself quiet yet. I wrapped you up in your pink fuzzy blanket, turned on your sleep sheep, and left you to dream.
8:01am- you never fell asleep, just relaxed in your comfort zone. Now you’re giggling a little bit with your brother, who must be awake.
8:24am- I just left your room after nursing you & lying you back down
9:00am- you’ve been asleep for a little bit now, that’s more like your normal nap time. After leaving you @ 8:30 you cried some more, I picked you up and let you out of your crib for a bit but you were not happy. Saddest little birthday girl ever! So, I’m happy you’re sleeping peacefully now. Hopefully it’ll be a good one and all the restoration you need.
9:16am- went in your room and you were awake! Oh well, but you seem much happier now! We need to get ready to go to the grocery store.
11- got back from winco & nursed right away- you were DONE w/ that shopping trip!
11:15am – lego time w/ brother while I make lunch
12:03pm – all done w/ lunch, time to play w/ brother some more!
12:30pm- crawled into the kitchen to find me. I changed you, kissed your tummy & made you giggle, and nursed you to sleep.
1:30pm- you woke up and sat yourself straight up- your newest skill- and cried out because you’re still tired and couldn’t get back down & comfy. Tucked you back in w/ bunny-blankie.
2:40pm- awake, sitting up! Nursed and down to play.
3:35pm- pots and pans
3:50- nursin’ some more
4:00- shopping w/ mommy- rite aid, dollar tree, and joanns. Big girl! You got a few “pretty girl” comments while we were out. This was an out-of-the-ordinary afternoon trip, but we had to get a few things for your big party on Saturday.
I never got to record the rest of the day, but a typical evening looks about like this:
5:00- you come crawling into the kitchen, crying desperately for something to eat while I’m making dinner. I sit you in your chair and find something in the fridge to throw at you. Frozen peas, cheese, left over cooked meat, diced fruit, whatever! You usually cheer right up w/ a little finger food to put in your mouth.
5:30- time for the rest of the family to eat dinner. Half the time you’re happy to have more on your plate, the other half you’re done eating after I finally sit down and so I clean you up and nurse you while I eat.
6:30- we go for a walk as a family or you have play time w/ Daddy and Brother. Once in a while this includes a bath- which you scream throughout the entire duration. You hate baths. Tonight, however, you got to open your first birthday present! You've been eyeing baby dolls for a while, so that's what we picked out for you. You thought she was great and chewed on her hand- because that's how you say "i love you," isn't it?
7:30- bed time! Nurse, cod liver oil, diaper & jammies, stories w/ Daddy and Brother on the couch, and down for bed. You usually cry for a little while, then I nurse you, and lay you back down to fall asleep.
Love you, baby girl! Happy First Birthday!