A day in the life…

I didn’t include my husband in this day-in-the-life. I respect the fact he likes to remain internet anonymous ;) 

6:45a| The sun is starting to rise, and I hear bebs stir in his crib, hoping he’ll stay quiet and play in his crib til about 7:15 or so.

7:15a – 7:35a| He lets me know he’s had enough quiet time and starts getting loud. I nurse him, change his diaper, and put him into his clothes I set out the night before. This is SO helpful for me. The less decisions I have to make when I first get up, the better.

7:35a| I either let Alfie out of his crate then, or bring bebs into the bathroom with me so I can get changed and ready for the day. I also set my clothes out the night before, just one less thing to think about to get our morning started. I like to put on a bit of makeup in the morning, so I get myself dressed and ready too.

I bought a new foundation that I’m liking. I saw it on one of Allana’s latest YT videos. I don’t think it’s available in the USA yet. I ended up ordering it from Feel Unique. Anyway, long-winded story to say that it’s pretty great (so far I’ve only applied it using my fingers, then blending out a bit with a dampened sponge). Little one is usually in the bathroom with me too while I get ready for the day, but for the sake of blog-takin’-pics I decided to take these pictures while he was napping. 

7:45a| Carry bebs outside, let Alfie do his business, feed Alfie his medicine and start cooking his egg (he’s still on his cancer specific diet and he loves his food lol)

8:00a| Sit bebs down in his highchair and FaceTime my Mom while I start getting beb’s breakfast (could be anything from a baby oatmeal which is quick and one of his favourites, or a scrambled egg with toast and fruit on side)

8:30a| Playtime! Then diaper change before we head out. But first, a new car arrived for us! We had the Mazda 6 Signature for the week. hooray!

9:30-ish| I need to get out of the house at least once a day. So around this time I usually head out in the car with bebs and go to a library, a play-date, grocery store etc. We’re usually gone anywhere between 1-2hrs. This day we took the car out to Walmart, then I decided to take some pics of it for my Instagram (see here, and here).

11:45a| Feed Alfie his first sausage of the day. Feed bebs lunch (we usually reheat leftovers from the night before, for lunch, or something that I took out of the freezer the night before), and I start making supper for us for the evening. I feel if I leave it until it’s actually supper time to prep supper, I won’t be in the mood to cook. It’s all about being organized in the days for them to go smoothly for us.

I’m making something for supper and sprucing it up with a bit of rosemary. The planter it’s in, you can get a similar one here from Wayfair.

I definitely don’t have a green thumb, so hence the no-live-plants around but some fresh cut flowers. But love having fresh herbs for cooking in the kitchen and I enjoy putting them in a few nice looking planters rather than having them in the plastic containers they usually come in at the grocery store. Makes it feel like it’s supposed to be there, rather than it not.

12:15p| Diaper change, put bebs in his sleep sack, turn on noise machine, and nurse him for his nap. I’m surprised he went down for one. He hasn’t been napping much the last month (a change where he used to nap anywhere from 1-3hrs). Those days no nap days are always a bit more difficult.

12:35p| This is when I get some housework/blogwork etc. done. Or if I don’t feel up to doing any of those things, I literally veg on the couch with Alfie and scroll instagram for a bit. I’ll eat my lunch around this time too.

2:00p| Bebs is up, I change his diaper and we hang out in the living room for some more play time. I’ll give him a snack around this time too. He loves Bambas (they’re like peanut butter cheesies), Gerber star puffs, or mum-mum crackers.

3:00p| Alfie gets his second sausage of the day. Once he finishes that up, I get everyone suited up for a walk around the neighbourhood to get some mid-afternoon fresh air. Alfie’s pretty good walking next to the stroller, and knows the daily routine at this point.

4:30p|Alfie gets fed his “bonus” sausage and I take his sardines out of the freezer for his last meal of the day (lol he gets a lot of small meals a day).

5:00p| Supper time for bebs. After that we  sometimes hang out on the front porch and blow bubbles, or chat to the neighbours. Shortly after, then into the bath.

5:45p| prep bebs for bed after his bath. Start calming things down, cleaning up the play area, putting on relaxing music, read books with him and get him into a bedtime routine. I’ll put his pjs on at around 5:45, then put his sleep sack on, nurse him to sleep and he’ll be down at around 6:00.

6:10p| Feed Alfie his last meal of the day: sardines + pumpkin mash. Start muckin’ up a bit of supper for myself.

6:30p-9:00p| is pretty much up in the air. I’m a morning-sh0wer type of person but this evening I ended up getting one after I put baby to bed. Seriously every day is different, the day could end with me starting chores, or doing nothing at all (lol!)…depending on those energy levels I have goin’ on. But one thing I try to do each night is keep the kitchen in tip-top-tidy shape. Always always put the dirty dishes in the washer and so-on. I don’t like waking up in the a.m. with a huge chore list to tackle before I make breakfast. Making sure Alfie’s food dishes are clean and ready to go in the morning.

9:30ish| I head straight to bed. I go to bed semi-earlyish because I LOVE sleep (lol).

And that’s it! A little glimpse into what any day can look for us right now with a 12mth old. Also, huge thanks to Mazda for loaning us the Mazda 6 for the week!



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Spend a day in my shoes

I’ve always loved “A Day In The Life” blog posts, where a blogger documents basically everything s/he does throughout the run of a day. It was difficult to remember to document it all, and I felt like I was wasting time writing stuff down, especially in the morning. So here we go, a day in the life of me from last Tuesday January 22, 2013:

ootd clothes6:55a — alarm goes off, pop out of bed. Let Alfie out of his crate & feed him immediately in the den. I take my clothes that I plan to wear that day, from the bedroom to the washroom.

6:59a — Shower.

7:13a — Hop out, dry off. Stand around and do nothing for a bit. (I’m very tired, lazy and clumsy in the morning)

7:23a — Get dressed.

7:26a — Deodorant time. Thought you should know every detail ;)

combing wet hair7:27a — Comb hair & clip back to air dry.

7:29a — Brush teeth.

7:31a — Head to living room & hang out with Alfie. Play on iPad (reading blogs, checking e-mail, checking instagram)

makeup7:47a — Wash hands, do makeup.

7:53a — Chase Alfie in the other room to shush him from barking at people in the hallway. Put hair serum in hair.

hair stuff7:57a — Wash hands, dry hair.

8:09a — Feelin’ pale. Slap on some bronzer.

8:10a — Put accessories on, and put on a blazer.

8:13a — Take OOTWW photo.

8:17a —Pack snacks for work.

Alfie cuddles8:18a — Play fetch/cuddle with Alfie (he’s yawning in the photo), play on iPad again. Multi-tasker.

omg its so cold8:40a — Leave apartment bundled up.

negative something outSide note. Omg it’s -15 outside lol

groceries before work9:01a — Grabbin’ some groceries.

9:28a — Arrive at work.

breakfast at work9:35a — Have breakfast at work.

banana snack11:18a — Snack!

lunch1:33p — Lunch time. This was a frozen dinner, and best kind. However it was riddled with onions and I had to pick them off pre-microwave.

apple snack3:23p — Apple snack. Get annoyed at myself that I didn’t put it in the fridge. So warm. Much better chilled.

5:02p — Ate a pineapple flavored life saver candy.

5:52p — Get home. Put groceries in fridge. Start grill for chicken.

crossfit clothes5;55p — Change clothes for CrossFit.

6:03p — Put chicken on grill.

6:06p — Clean up kitchen.

pack for crossfit6:08p — Pack for CrossFit. (Need to bring asthma inhaler, sneakers, purse and water)

asthma inhaler6:09p — Take two puffs of my asthma inhaler. I look so happy to be doing this lol. I was pressed for time. No time for re-takes.

water bottle6:10p — Fill up water bottle.

leave house6:14p — Put on winter coat, stand around and wait for my chicken to cook. Put it in a tupperware container and head out the door.

6:29p — Arrive at CrossFit. Do WOD that made me nearly cry. My wrists killed during the front squats.

7:57p — Arrive home.

make supper8:00p — Turn on computer for twitter party! Start cooking supper. Thank myself for cutting up veggies the night before.

eat supper8:18p — Eat & Tweet.

take vitamins8:21p — Can’t forget my vitamins, with my iPad glowing on my lap ;)

8:32p — Finish supper, tweet ( #FeelBetterFL represent!)

9:09p — Jump in shower to warm up, and to de-stankify myself.

make bed9:20p — Make bed with fresh sheets.

9:31p — Head to bed with iPad and read blogs until I’m tired.

10:17p — Put the iPad down and get some beauty rest ;)

Gotta be honest you guys. I don’t eat this healthy all the time. In fact, I stocked up on some fresh fruits while I was out the other night so you wouldn’t know that I ate CANDY for snacks throughout my day. Oops. Though, I did feel awesome the next day. So maybe I should probably cut down on the candy consumption…

Hope you enjoyed the post!

What does your daily routine look like?

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