I had a recent request for a day in the life post so I thought it would be good to write about what our newborn days look like right now!
Obviously, each day is a little different but this is from a day last week when I remembered to write down our general routine.
230 am – Hannah wakes and I feed her. I actually woke up a little engorged and considered waking her but decided I’d let her go.
We’re just at the 4-hour mark and trying to slowly stretch it to 5 hours without her waking.
I pumped a little with my new motif duo pump, which I’m really liking, and tried to go back to sleep. I’m not sure I did because when something is on my mind I drift in and out.
I also have a Spectra s2 pump, which I like, but it has to be plugged into an outlet, which isn’t always convenient.
Hannah woke up around 3 and I fed her, and we were back to sleep by 3:30.
6:45 – Hannah and I were up for the day! I changed her, nursed her and headed downstairs for coffee.
I organized a few things in the kitchen (so much clutter everywhere right now) before getting Camryn up around 7:30 for the day.
I made her breakfast and started a load of towels. I try to do random laundry and chores during the week when I can so the weekend doesn’t feel like “to do” overloads.
7:55 am – I put Hannah down for her first nap of the day. She’s a great day napper and I usually have to wake her to feed for her next feeding. She can easily sleep 2-3 hours for her nap.
Yea…I’m enjoying it while it lasts!
8:40 am – Ed took Camryn to school and while Hannah napped, I published my pumpkin zucchini muffin recipe and worked on some other blog stuff and a freelance piece.
I made a smoothie with this protein powder, banana, spinach, frozen cherries, hemp seeds, milk and peanut butter. I also had a few frozen waffles with peanut butter because I need to chew alongside my smoothies.
9:20 – Snacktime!
I snacked on one of these daily harvest bites. They are so good and it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with them.
They are great right out of the freezer because they are cold and a little chewy. But, you could also let them thaw too!
The espresso bean and tahini flavor is another favorite!
These bites have been great nursing snacks and they’re tasty, plus flavors that I wouldn’t ordinarily make so I think they are 100% worth it!
If you want to try them, use the code “BLTDAILY” at checkout for $25 off your first order!
11:00 – Pretty soon it was time to wake Hannah up and feed her. I then threw her in the sling so I could finish up a little more work before we headed out for a walk with Tater.
I really try to get out before noon if I can, I know it makes me feel so much better.
Walking has been so enjoyable. It’s really the only exercise I’m doing right now and I feel like it helps my mood and is functionally helping me recover, too!
Most days, we’re getting out for two walks which is nice, especially in this fall weather! Hannah is a pro stroller napper!
When we got back, I let her finish her nap on me (who can deny baby chest naps) and watched a little Shitts Creek. I’m rewatching all of the episodes and loving them just as much.
12:00 – Then it was time for lunch! I made a bagel and topped half with avocado and turkey and the other half with peanut butter. Also added an apple and some veggies with hummus…all of the fats!
I love my food huggers which helps save the other half of the avocado and keep it fresh in the fridge. Highly recommend!
I also forgot to mention – I am drinking TONS of water these days. I have to for nursing, and I am constantly thirsty.
After lunch, we do tummy time and some play. Hannah is starting to become more aware and I think the smiling is coming soon.
She just turned one month so I took this picture too!