Day in the Life with a 5 month old #WIAW

It’s been awhile since I have done a Day in the Life post.  While it often feels like every day is the same here, the truth is every day is often different!

Our mornings are definitely the most busy!! It’s a good thing that the Hubs and I are morning people!!  I’m linking up with Jenn for WIAW which is really MONDAY since it took me 2 days to put this post together.

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2:00am– Ben gets up to eat.  He is still nursing two times over about 12- 13 hours at night.  Every now and then I get a few days of one nursing session and I think he is getting ready to drop one of his night feeds but then we go back to two.  He’s ALWAYS been great with eating and going right back to bed!  So we spend about 25 minutes together and then it’s back to bed!

5:30am Alarm goes up and I quickly get ready for my Monday morning Dailey Method express class.  While I am changing I hear B talking.  This seems to be his new “thing”  We hear him around 5:45 talking but he always falls back asleep.  Since I am headed out I pump JUST in case he wakes up while I leave.

5:50am Dash out the house to head class!

6:00 ME time!  45 minute Dailey Method express which feels fantastic after 3 straight days of running!

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6:50am Head home in the pouring rain and find Sara eating breakfast and Ben still asleep.  Sara is on a kick of eating our favorite overnight oatmeal so I prepped it the night before.  She eats two bowls every morning!

6:55am I make a quick fresh batch of almond milk so I can enjoy coffee.  YUM!!

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7:00 B is up!  The Hubs gets him and he joins us in the kitchen for a few minutes so I can enjoy my coffee before I feed him.

7:30 After feeding B and playing with him, it’s time for him and I to enjoy breakfast together.  Oatmeal for both of us

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7:45am Pack Sara’s lunch and while she plays with B, I whip up a quick batch of baby food (avocados)

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8:15am– Sara and the Hubs leave!  Sara is off to camp and the Hubs is taking her and then will hit the gym.  B and I play until nap time.

9:00am– Nap time for B and shower time for me.  It’s only 9am and I feel like I have put in a full days of activities.  Thankfully, I know the day will slow down a bit!

9:45am B is up. I feed him and change him and we are out by 10. Nursing is so much faster now.

10:00am head out to my local poultry store. I’m really picky and only buy chicken from our local chicken store.  It’s the best and I haven’t found anything else that comes close in quality.

10:30am Back home and the Hubs is back from the gym. I quickly prep chicken and veggies for dinner and unload the dishwasher and then we take B out for a walk.

11:30am B goes down for a nap and the hubs and I decide to order lunch.

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I love the chopped salad from this one mexican restaurant.  I ordered mine without tortilla strips and cheese and had them pile on the tomatoes and green beans.  I also added toasted hemp seeds and some cashew ricotta cheese that I made.  This dairy and clean substitute is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!
12:15pm B wakes up and I feed him and scarf down lunch. After losing my 2nd toenail I decide I need a mani/pedi stat and managed to get a 12:45 appointment. #runnersproblems

12:45 Enjoy an hour of quiet time while my feet get fixed!

2:15 Get home and do a few things before B gets up from his 3rd nap of the day.  It’s super hot out now and it’s too hot for B to be outside with his helmet so once he gets up we play and hang out… sans clothes!


4:00pm Sara gets home and decides she wants to play with all the kids on the block which is a normal summer occurrence.  Before I know it we have 6 kids running through the sprinkler in the back yard all laughing and having fun.  This is really what summer is all about.

5:00pm B is up from his last nap and all the kids start go home as we get ready for dinner.

5:30pm We all eat dinner together and then the Hubs and I divide and conquer when we are done. Grilled chicken and veggies for all of us with roasted sweet potatoes. I get B bathed and down for the night around 6:45 and he helps Sara shower and hangs out with her.


6:45pm Once B is down I make lunch for Sara and do a few things.  I open up my computer work on this post, prep for my summer school class and a work meeting this week.

7:45pm Sara heads to bed and I am powering down for the night!!

9:00pm In bed but I know that I’ll be up soon to feed B

10:00pm B is up and I feed him quickly and head back to bed.  I was sound asleep when he woke up.  Thankfully getting back to sleep is easy for me these days.

And that my friends is just a little insight to one of our days over here!!

What do your days look like?  Are you mornings crazy like mine?

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6 Responses to Day in the Life with a 5 month old #WIAW

  1. Mary says:

    You are wonder mom! Having time to do all that plus make your own milk and cheese. You go!
    As for local chicken, there is nothing that compares to buying meat directly from the source. It has so much more flavor and is so fresh!
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  2. Jessie says:

    I don’t care if my girls are a month older than Ben, one of them needs to date your little guy. He’s just too cute. I wanna squeeze those cheeks.

  3. Marissa says:

    What great eats! Your kids are also the cutest!
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  4. Kristin says:

    Wow super mommy!! You have the cutest kiddos!
    Loved reading this post! I have a 5 month old as well and found myself saying “me too” while reading about your day!
    So proud of you for making time for “me time”! So hard with kids but so needed!
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