Day in the Life, February 1, 2013

I've been meaning to give this a try for some time now.  I first saw this on a blog I read, So Yeah...So.  April documents one day with a photo taken every hour.  I've been hesitant to give it a shot because I didn't want to feel like I was stealing an idea from her (even though other bloggers do it, too--the photo an hour, not the idea stealing), but when I woke up yesterday and actually had a moment to check my RSS feed, the very first post was from A Slob Comes Clean about her Day in the Life project that she does as part of an annual link up via the blog Simply Rebekah.  

I had already decided I was going to try to write one blog post a day this month and a photo an hour post seemed like a good idea. The stars had aligned and it was time for me to do my own photo an hour post.  I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a pic, and I used my Instagram app for each picture.  So here is a gloriously mundane day in the life of a new mommy.

8:30 am
I am useless without coffee

9:30 am
nursing Jack & checking FB

10:30 am
cranky baby

11:30 am
dishes & laundry

12:30 pm
getting sidetracked on FB with Jack

1:30 pm
made it to the grocery store

2:30 pm
successful grocery trip

3:30 pm
diaper & outfit change; play time

4:30 pm
folding laundry

5:30 pm
catching up on The Office while nursing Jack

6:30 pm
more laundry and dinner prep

7:30 pm
milk drunk & well fed

8:30 pm
bath time

9:30 pm
evening tea with Dennis

tucked in and ready for bed

And here's the crazy part of my day:  Jack slept for 9 hours last night!  No middle of the night feeding or diaper change!  He was still asleep when I got up at 6:30.  At one point, in the middle of the night, Dennis rolled over and said, "He's starting to wake up."  Jack was grunting in his sleep, but he does that sometimes.  I said, "Wait till he's actually awake."  And we went back to sleep.

6:30 am
still asleep

7:30 am
woke, nursed, back to sleep

8:30 am
I'm being watched

Wow, this project was so much fun to do!  I can't believe I was so hesitant to give this a try.  I will be doing this again!


  1. Love it! I love those taters you have in your fridge too - my favorite! - Aunt Maggs.

    1. Those taters are actually left over chili from Mom!

  2. This was my first "Day in the Life of..." link-up as was a blast (though I had a rough day). It was great to see what life with a teeny tiny around. :-) Thank you for linking up and showing us other bloggers a day in your life!

  3. My heart leaped at the sight of your little boy. I miss those newborn days!! So so so so SWEET!

    Also... I love the banana picture. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing your day!

    1. Thank you, Rebekah. I had such a good time with the project. It'll be nice to be able to look back on it once Jack is bigger. The days pass by so quickly!


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