Anyone who has ever been around a baby knows that 2 month olds can't tell time and don't really care what your plans are because they are too busy living their life the way they want to live it so this is a general idea of our day. I left off the feeding and changing diapers. Both happen every 2 hours or so.
7:00 My alarm goes off.
Despite being a stay at home mom I have to set an alarm which was something I thought I could kiss goodbye once I quit my job. Well, being a CFer it took me a few weeks of frustration to realize that the best way to get my treatments in is to get up before the baby! So I pass Kaylee over to my husband where they snuggle and sleep and I get up to shower and do treatments. My husband has to get ready a little after 8 so by that time he hands me Kaylee and we start out day.
Kaylee loves the morning. I go to change her diaper and we smile and play as we pick out an outfit and get ready for the day. I am not a fashionista in any regard, but I LOVE dressing up Kaylee in all her fun outfits and socks, bows, the works! This is actually one of my favorite parts of the day.
It has been so hot (over 100) that if we want to play outside we have to get out there before it gets too warm. So as hubby leaves to work we get ready for our morning walk and nap. Kaylee usually falls alseep by 9. We get home from our walk around 9:20. I usually throw in a load of laundry at this time and try to fit in a few more chores.
10:00 Songs and "School"
I tease Kaylee that she has to go to school in the mornings. This is when we lay a blanket on the carpet and we do tummy time followed by language development (yeah I know she is only 2 months). We are raising her bilingual so we do everything in Spanish and English. I am not bilingual (hubby is though!), but lucky for me I have enough Spanish (college, a 6 week volunteer trip to Costa Rica, and a fluent hubby) to handle the basics. She loves the songs we sing and often coos along to the music. So very cute! We then read books. Three is usually her limit. I used to sit her on my lap to read, but she gets really distracted. I found if I lay on the floor next to her and hold the book over us she stares at the pictures.
She usually needs a change of scenery so I put her in my Maya sling and do chores while telling her everything I am doing. She gets bored relatively quickly with chores (I can't blame her) and she usually lasts only about 20 minutes which is enough time to clean the kitchen and start a few other little chores.
She naps and I eat then usually wash the diapers and hang them on the line outside.
1:00 Chat time
When she wakes from her nap we usually chit chat for a while. If I softly talk to her and pause a lot she will coo and squawk and make all sorts of adorable sounds and she loves to smile.
This varies day to day. Sometimes we play on the mat, or play with toys (she really doesn't care much for toys yet, but it keeps me entertained), more tummy time. It really varies, but there is usually another little nap in there. I try to squeeze my afternoon treatment in at this time.
4:00 Dinner Prep
I bring Kaylee's bouncer in the kitchen and set it in the eating area so she can see me prep dinner, but is away from the stove. I chop veggies next to her and just chat with her as I prep. Once her dad gets home he likes to have play time with her and I can finish dinner.
Kaylee usually naps around the time we eat so the hubby and I get a nice dinner together. When she wakes hubby takes her so I can clean up. I then do my treatments and get ready for bed which includes getting diapers ready for night changes, a little towel for milk leakage (when you feed on one side the other side decides to let milk flow all over the bed so I need something to catch the milk or else we sleep in a little puddle every night), turn on the nightlight, the air purifier (for white noise), and get a snack and water for me for my night feedings.
Every other day we give Kaylee get a bath before bed which she loves. We then get her in a night diaper (since we use cloth we use a double stuffed pocket for night) and mommy and Kaylee go to bed around 9:00.
Nighttime is something like this:
Sleep 9-1 Feed and change
Sleep 1-3 Feed
Sleep 3-5 Feed and change
Sleep 5-6:50 Feed and give to daddy so I can get ready
So there you have it! The overly exciting day of a stay at home mom!