20 August 2014

A Day In The Life 2.0

Another lifetime ago Seven months ago, I shared A Day In The Life Of Mallory and I think it's about time I update her online baby book you! As I was skimming through that older post I couldn't help but laugh. I thought we would gain more structure the older she got.. HA! That has absolutely NOT been the case for us. 

baby routine

Have a look...

7:30-9:45am || Mallory wakes up. Your guess is as good as mine. Regardless of the time, Mallory always wakes up in a good mood! :)

9:45-12ish || She explores the house like it's her first time here. I get such a kick out of this time of day. It is when she is the most independent and just does Mallory things. Such a joy to watch! Sometimes she has a snack or two but really isn't into eating when she could be wrecking shit playing. 

12ish-1ish || It's time for a nap! Mallory nurses while I down an iced coffee or four and have a Larabar. Of all the meal replacement bars, these have the most natural ingredients and stay with me the longest. Perfect since "lunch" is a luxury these days. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip is my fave!

Back to Mal. "Nap time" in Mallory's case this means we either pile in the car to run some errands or get situated in the stroller for a walk. Read : the kid will only nap in the car or in her stroller.  I just know my parents are loving this since I wasn't a napper either. That karma man...

1ish-4:30ish || We are either out and about or at home, whatever the case may be Mallory is awake and into everything. Generally, she is in a better mood during this time if we are out of the house. She loves to people watch like her parents. If luck is going my way, we will share lunch, if not, her go-to snacks during this time are Goldfish, Veggie Straws, those little yogurt melts, and pretzels.

4:30ish- 6:30ish || Mallory starts to get a little fussy during this time but can hold it together with some interactive play and boob. We like to read books, cook dinner together, play outside with the dogs, chew on paper, etc.

6:30ish-10ish || Kyle usually gets home sometime in this neighborhood. We all eat dinner together then Kyle takes over the parenting gig for a little while. I bathe/run/blog. Sometimes Mal doesn't let this happen, but we try. Mallory frequently falls asleep on Kyle's chest like napping is her favorite activity. Come on kid! Bath time and nursing also happens at some point.

10ish-11ish || We go to bed. Sometimes just Kyle and Mallory go to bed and I stay up to get things done around the house....sometimes.

The gist of this "schedule" is that I kind of roll with whatever Mallory needs/has going on. I know that not all parents have this kind of flexibility in their day, but for now, we do and are both happy and healthy.

I would like to get Mallory comfortable going to sleep on her own around 8:30-9pm when she starts to get sleepy. It would be nice to have a couple of hours to myself each day, but we aren't in any hurry. A friend of mine shared an article called The Wait it Out Method of Sleep Training the other day and it really resonated with me...

What do you think about that article? Does your schedule look like ours?

Catch ya tomorrow with Mallory's 10 month update!

Disclosure : I was not compensated for this post. Larabar did send some samples for me to review. As always, all opinions on this blog are my own. 

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