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A couple of weeks again, I shared with you our morning routine and now I’m again with a full day-in-the-life. Every day would possibly differ in terms of actions however our weekdays often observe a predictable schedule. If James might speak, he’d let you know that our days contain a couple of reps of eat, play, sleep, which is true! However there’s additionally a good quantity of cleansing and dealing happening, too. Oh! And we are able to’t neglect the nourishing meals and snacks that gas us all through our day both. I think about myself fortunate that James will eat just about all the meals I make him, however planning forward, meal prepping fundamentals like entire grains and roasted or steamed veggies is a large assist. And for these busy afternoons after I know I’ll be out of the home for hours and don’t wish to convey something that wants refrigeration, I actually like having the choice of grabbing a granola bar with healthful components that additionally tastes good, just like the New Cascadian Farm Natural Fruit Infused Bars. Extra on these and all our eats beneath!
6am — 12pm
Our mornings are fairly equivalent to the one I shared in our morning routine, so I received’t bore you!
Meal instances with a child are messy endeavors, let me let you know, nevertheless it IS enjoyable seeing your baby having fun with all of those new meals. For lunch, I often give James a number of totally different sorts of meals—veggies, fruits, some sort of protein, entire grains…you title it. He loves steamed or roasted veggies (fortunately) so I all the time put these proper on his tray first whereas I warmth the remainder of the meal (peas and carrots are successful currently). He’ll decide them up and take his time consuming and taking part in with them. We’ve a bib with a deep lip on the underside, which conveniently catches lots of what doesn’t make it into his mouth. Different go-to meals are hummus, candy potatoes, shredded hen, crumbled turkey burger, peanut butter, and fish like salmon or cod. The benefit of him being open to just about each meals in the meanwhile is that I may give him plenty of the identical meals we eat for dinner (and likewise signifies that I could make the identical meals for the each of us).
2pm — 4pm
Since Daniel and I each make money working from home, we’re capable of present each other with blocks of time the place every of us can work. Between 2pm and 6pm most days, that is the chunk of time when Daniel takes over actively caring for our man and I get work executed. The work is determined by the day, nevertheless it’s usually testing recipes, photographing these recipes, writing, modifying my weekly articles for Yahoo, or any of the executive duties that come together with operating a enterprise.
Whereas I plug away at my To Do listing, Daniel places James down for a nap from 2 to 3pm. Now that James is taking two naps a day (slightly than a nap each 2-Three hours) it frees us as much as do extra outdoors of the home and for longer durations of time. Some days Daniel and James go swimming at his sister’s pool, or go to the bunnies and goats on the farm up the road, or play on the park, or go for a stroll across the neighborhood or on the close by nature protect…and on and on. There’s all the time one thing to do and particularly when it’s good out.
4:30pm — 6:00
As soon as every week, that work block is a bit of shorter since have swim class, which James loves. He’s slowly getting the grasp of floating on his again however blowing bubbles within the water often simply means consuming the pool water. The category is 30 minutes lengthy and in actuality, it’s most likely extra of a exercise for me since I maintain him within the water the entire time. I’m hungry after I get out of the pool and at this level lunch is a distant reminiscence and dinner remains to be hours away, so I often pull out a fast snack, like these Cascadian Farm Natural Fruit Infused Bars I discussed.
They’re excellent for fast, on-the-go snack time. I can put one in his swim bag and eat it after I put him in his dry garments after class (which is, humorous sufficient, additionally type of a exercise :). I’ve tried two of the brand new flavors thus far (blueberry lemon and orange cranberry. There’s additionally a cherry almond taste I’m excited to attempt) and am loving that they’ve contemporary, actual fruit taste. Every bar is natural, made with nutritious components like entire grain oats, dried fruit, and nuts, and has 10 grams of entire grain.
Typically James begins to go to sleep on the journey residence from swim class however we speak and sing to him to maintain him awake for the 20-minute journey residence. If he sleeps on the best way residence he received’t be drained at mattress time. As soon as we get residence, we feed him dinner. He often eats entire milk yogurt blended with peanut butter. He actually likes it and can eat an enormous portion that retains him full for a very long time.
Tub time! James loves it. He performs with an enormous toy ship and pours water on himself and laughs like loopy. Drying him and getting him dressed is a two man job since he likes to alligator roll and attempt to get away. We’ve to make ridiculous noises to maintain him distracted as considered one of us places a diaper on him and slips on his pjs.
Bedtime. I say goodnight, rub his head, and inform him I’ll be ready for him very first thing within the morning with 3,000 contemporary kisses. Daniel feeds him a small bottle earlier than brushing his tooth and rocking him within the chair. Then Daniel places him in his crib when he’s drowsy and currently, he has been nice about placing himself to sleep.
7pm — 10pm
Then Daniel and I’ve dinner collectively and spend an hour or two stress-free, taking part in Jeopardy, and most of the time, reminiscing about all the lovable issues James did throughout the day 🙂