Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Day in the Life...

A Day in the Life with a 12 week old!

Oh my gosh Kinley is 12 weeks old as of yesterday! Why is time going so fast! It needs to slow down! I can't believe how fast she is growing and changing everyday. She is so fun right now. I love how she pays such close attention when I talk and play with her. This is the only picture I took of her yesterday until bath and bedtime which is crazy! I am usually taking 10-20 pictures a day. I thought I would do a day in the life with a 12 week old. Of course every day changes as we don't have a set schedule yet and I have to go back to work on Monday but you get an idea.

3:00-4:00 am : I wake up to pump then feed Kinley. I like to wake up before her so when she is done eating I can go back to sleep. There have been a few times she has slept through this feed but I still have to get up and pump or my boobs hurt! Like hurt so bad I can no longer lay on my side because they are so full. I would really like to get rid of this pumping session especially with going back to work soon but I am not sure that will happen until she stops waking up in the middle of the night to feed.

8:06 am : Kinley is up for the day. I feed her and change her diaper along with getting her dressed for the day. I am exhausted from flying all day Tuesday and really want to go back to sleep. No time for that!

8:40 am : Turn the Kuerig on and brew coffee. Make some oatmeal with chia seeds.

8:46 am : Put Kinley on her play mat and we sing songs and play with her toys. She LOVES Jacque the peacock, though we call him Petti :). I try so hard to put her on her tummy but she doesn't last long. So I usually stick her on her boppy on the floor.

9:02 am : Swaddle Kinley up and rock her a little before nap. She goes down.

9:13 am : Take a shower and get ready for the day. Pull the sheets off the bed and throw in a load of laundry.

9:34 am : Pump

10:11 am : Kinley wakes up. She likes to take short cat naps! Makes it tough to get anything done. Feed her and change her.

10:33 am : Grab a granola bar for a snack and sit on the floor to play with Kinley. She is pretty happy for only sleeping an hour.

11:00 am : She starts getting fussy so I walk around the house with her changing the laundry and doing a few household chores. Feed her and change her diaper.

12:11 pm : Woo Hoo it's the afternoon! Swaddle Kinley up and get her down for another nap. This time it is a little tougher. She fights sleep so well! She must have gotten that from her mama!

12:49 pm : Heat up left over pizza for lunch and pump. Sorry took a bite before I remembered to take a picture.

2:20 pm: Kinley wakes up. Feed her and change her. Matt leaves for work.

2:47 pm : Put her in her car seat. We are going to Target! I really want to find Baby Einstein's. She seems to enjoy watching tv while I have it on so I would like something a little more educational for her. Though I did find a nice watch for work.

3:04 pm: We walk around Target and I pick up a few groceries so I don't have to go to the grocery store as well. No luck with Baby Einstein's :( BOOO!! Anyone know where I can get this from? I could spend forever in Target...Kinley not so much!

3:58 pm : She is being so good and it is beautiful out I thought we would go for a walk. Put the leash on the dog and a hat on her and we are out the door. I decided on the long route since the weather was so nice.

4:44 pm : Feed Kinley and change her. I'm starving at this point so I grab a string cheese and some almonds. Kinley is so tired and she is coughing more and sneezing lots. I think she is catching Daddy's cold. :( I put her in her swing and put chicken in the oven for dinner.

5:30 pm : Matt comes home for a break. He takes Kinley while I finish dinner.

6:15 pm : Kinley falls asleep in my arms so I rock her a little more and enjoy the snuggles then put her in her swing so we can eat dinner.

6:34 pm : Eat dinner. Chicken, bbq beans and green beans. I was still a little hungry but Kinley was waking up from another cat nap. Matt takes her while I finish the dishes and clean up the kitchen.

6:41 pm : Matt kisses us both and goes back to work.

7:01 pm : Bath Time!! Kinley's favorite time of the day. Whenever she is super fussy I put her in the bath because she loves it so much! we splash and splash until she is over it and then it's lotion time! Not every night does she get lotion because sometimes she doesn't is over it. She sure will let you know when she is over something!

7:38 pm : Feed Kinley and swaddle her up. She usually doesn't go to bed this early but she is so tired having a hard time eating. Poor baby!! I think a combination of traveling and her catching a cold is doing a number on her.

8:32 pm : Attempt to put Kinley down but she is screaming. If only babies understood if they closed their eyes life would be so much easier.

8:50 pm : Kinley is still fighting sleep. She keeps spitting her bink out and then wakes up.

9:32 pm : Kinley is finally down.

10:02 pm : Transfer pumped milk from the day into freezer bags and was bottles.

10:18 pm : Pump while watching the Olympics.

10:49 pm : Brush teeth, wash face and get ready for bed. I'm pretty beat but it always takes awhile for me to fall asleep. And yeah the hubby is home from work!

Goodnight All!! 


  1. Oh yessss does this remind me of our days!! It does get more synched with time though, so don't worry!

    And she is so so cute!!

    p.s. oh how those boobs hurt, huh?!?! That too gets better, promise!

  2. Thanks Annette! You are too sweet! The hurting boobs are killer! I'm glad to hear it gets better. Can't wait to sleep through the night again :)