I thought today I would give a rundown of a typical day in my life now - mostly so I can look back on how I spent my days with Baby Harper - so you may want to skip reading (it's long)
(or it could help give an answer to Scott when he asks me "what did you do all day while I was working?" ...... oh I kid - he knows better than to ask me that. )
Harper did get up a few times last night but she did sleep for a 6.5 hour stretch so that is still great!
7:30 - we get up (for the 2nd time - we were first up at 6 and went back for a quick nap) and I change Harper's diaper and feed her. Check my e-mail and blogs while nursing.
8:30 - we head out for a morning walk. Daddy has some dry cleaning he needs dropped off and since it's not that far and I can get there by walking through a neighborhood - I decide to just walk there. It takes us an hour to go there and back. It is SUCH a beautiful day. Seriously - every day should be sunny early summer day.
9:30 - Harper falls asleep on the walk back so I wheel her in the laundry room and park her so she can finish her nap. I make a mad dash to empty the dishwasher and fold some laundry and eat a snack because I'm starving after my walk. ha!
10:30 - Harper is STILL asleep so I dust the whole house and go ahead and eat an early lunch before she wakes up. I have to admit - she never normally naps during the day so I'm thinking that I LOVE 4 months! So far this age has been just the BEST! She has been so happy and sweet and easy!
11:00 - I can't believe she is still asleep! I clean the kitchen good including scrubbing the oven
12:00 - uh oh......someone's awake! I change her and feed her while watching DVR'd shows that may include the bachelorette. I think I'm glad all my shows are ending - maybe I will get more done at night now. ha! Although I enjoy my time with Scott after Harper goes to bed and we watch our shows together.
12:30 - Daddy's home for lunch. I fix him lunch while he plays with Harper. I get her cleaned up and dressed and we try out the eversaucer. NOT loving it.
1:00 - Daddy rescues Harper from the not fun exersaucer. How cute is her little bottom? Oops - she's mad and wants another snack.
1:45 - I had planned to spend part of the afternoon working in our flower beds after getting some mulch. Change of plans. Harper was a little fussy so I took her temp and she has a low grade fever - probably from yesterday's shots. So a little baby tylenol and snuggling are now on the agenda for the afternoon. If I've learned anything as a mom - it's to be flexible. It's not about me right now - it's about this precious girl.
2:30 - she is asleep on my boppy in my lap and I'm watching TV. Pure Bliss.
3:00 - A man from the city comes to test the sprinkler system. Dawson's barking wakes Harper up (thanks!) but she is happy and eating her feet and seems to feel better.
3:15 - we load up in the car and do a few errands that don't require getting out - like the bank, the car wash and Sonic. Can you see the little sweetie smiling in her mirror?
And someone else is smiling too! He loves to ride along
4:00 - Harper fell asleep in the car so I bring her inside in her carseat and I'm ready to start working on dinner. Hmmm.......what shall we have? I'm thinking some kind of chicken?
4:15 - Scratch that - Harper is up and crying. I change her diaper and outfit because it's covered with drool and clean her up and it's time to eat again. She is fever free now!
4:45 - We ate, we had a HUGE blow out and once we got cleaned up we did a little playing together and laughing and tummy time. She rolled a few times (and got mad at me for making her) and then we moved to the bumbo. And then we had a big spit up and it's time for outfit #3.
5:30 - Daddy is home and we are trying the exersaucer again so I can make dinner. Exersaucer still not making Harper happy so now we have Baby Enstein and daddy to keep her occupied for a little bit. Once again - I just kind of make up a recipe for dinner. Stuffed chicken with garlic and swiss cheese and wrapped in turkey bacon and basted in worcheshire sauce. We'll see. I run and fold a load of laundry and start some more. How does one little baby seem to create so much more laundry???? Maybe it's the 3-4 outfits she wears a day???
6:15 - While dinner is cooking - Harper eats a little snack. From 6 - 7, she starts melting down which makes it tough to eat and watch "Deal or no deal". ha!
7:00 - Bathtime followed by "dinner" and bed
8:00 - Now it is adult time. We will watch American Idol, I will vote 5000 times for Kris Allen, have a quiet time, MAYBE try doing the shred, take a shower and go to bed.
And then it starts all over.
I'M LOVING MY LIFE RIGHT NOW
P.S. 11:00 - Up to eat.........may not be a great sleep night but I'll take it anyway!