My last day in the life was really popular and so I wanted to do another one to show you how life changes as baby gets older, starts eating less, and starts doing more. I intended to do something around 5 months, before he started crawling, but life got in the way and our house always felt too messy so it took me longer than I had hoped. Things are a lot different now, and sure it’s tough to keep him out of trouble when he’s crawling, but I like this age so much better! As you can see he has so much personality and brings a lot of smiles and laughter into my life.
He cries to let us know he wants to get up (a bit later than usual today). We use our second bathroom as his bedroom because it is dark and completely quiet. I had a friend in Dallas who had her third child nap in the second bathroom and I thought it was a brilliant use of space!
First diaper change of the day
I set him down naked in his cage while I go pick out his outfit for the day
He hates being held down while I get him dressed
I love these Carter’s shirt+pants sets sold at Costco for like $8.
Breakfast! I bought the girly bib because it was my favorite pattern. He doesn’t care what it looks like, right?
Breakfast was yogurt. I fed him some yogurt once before and it felt like he threw up more that day, making me think that maybe he was intolerant. This day though, he didn’t throw up at all so I think it was a coincidence.
I put him down to crawl in the entryway.
And get the stew started.
He crawls into the kitchen and finds something to be unhappy about.
Go figure, he’s hungry
I snack on apple and peanut butter while I cook
Cut up some Fujis and put them in to roast.
Put away the goodies from my CSA box.
T1 is fussing in his crib so TH picks him up and holds him.
I prepare onions for the stew.
TH leaves to go study for finals.
Diaper change time.
And back in the cage.
He’s tired, time for a nap.
Apples are done.
Make the bed.
Whenever T1 is sleeping I work on the computer and get as much done as possible.
A nice long nap! Of course he is hungry when he wakes up.
Diaper change. A bag like this after a diaper change means there was something smelly inside.
He snacked on some of the cooled down roasted apples.
I chop up some parsnips and add them to my stew.
He’s finished munching on the apple, and I put him down to crawl around and explore.
He makes his way back into the kitchen.
I peeled the skin off of the roasted apples and bagged them up individually for the freezer.
Working in the kitchen can be hard because I frequently find this hanging off my leg.
We unloaded the dishwasher together.
And now it’s time for us to play DDR together!
He’s my littler cheerleader, getting really excited whenever I finish a song. It’s very cute.
I take a break to make him another bottle.
10 minutes later he’s tired of laying there and I’m tired of playing.
I spend 20 minutes on the computer with him on my lap and then he goes down in his cage.
A quick shower, and I do my hair in my new favorite style, the “daybook bun“.
He is SO over me not paying attention to him.
See? All I had to do was peek over the edge to get this reaction.
I take him out and let him crawl around at my feet.
He’s tired, so I put him down for another nap. This is how I feel about having my freedom once again.
Less than an hour later he’s back up again.
Another diaper change.
He recently learned how to get his diaper off the floor and roll over to feed himself. AMAZING!!!
I go into the kitchen to finish dinner.
TH is home!
We sit down for dinner (we eat on the couch and watch TV, one of my greatest guilty pleasures) and T1 thinks it’s a good idea to sit as close to the edge as possible.
He crawls all over us while we eat, I feed him little sips of stew as he maneuvers.
We let him loose and he explores the dining room.
After some fun family time, I head in to the kitchen to take care of the dishes.
Tonight he just isn’t tired! We put him down when he is acting sleepy, and tonight those signs didn’t come until after 10. Last night (I’m writing this post a week after I took the pictures) he went to sleep at 7 PM with no problems whatsoever.
He starts to whine, so I feed him his toes and grab his pajamas.
We love these bag pajamas, snapped up for free at a church clothing swap.
Goodnight little one!
Now that he’s in bed, it’s back to editing for me. I worked on album design until way too late that night, but it was nice to get things done.
Then, I woke up and did all of that again the next day!
For those who are curious, I can actually tell you how I spent my “computer time” that day because I use a program called Rescue Time. Click on the image to enlarge.
11 hours 13 minutes total on the computer that day
5 hours 51 minutes on Design & Composition: Lightroom and Photoshop
1 hour 50 minutes on Social Networking: 35 minutes on That Wife, 20 minutes on Formspring, 12 minutes on Facebook, 11 minutes on Weddingbee, 10 minutes in Google Reader, 10 minutes on Twitter, less than 10 minutes on various blogs
55 minutes on Communication: 51 minutes in Gmail and 4 minutes on Google Talk
52 minutes on Reference & Learning: This is a Flickr forum that I am a member of called Starting a Wedding Photography Business
43 minutes on Utilities: This was time spent looking at Windows Explorer windows to choose photos for the albums I was designing
31 minutes on Business: A little time on jennacole.com, most of it was on kissweddingbooks.com uploading an album
The rest of the time, about 23 minutes, was on various things around the internet, most of them blog links that I clicked over to from Facebook or Twitter.
I think I’ll do another one of these in a few months, when T1 starts walking and my life changes dramatically once again!