Tomorrow Molly will be 8 months old! The last time we did a Day in the Life post she was just 4 months old. Wow, time flies and things CHANGE!
Because of all these changes I thought we should do an updated Day in the Life...of an 8 month old. Geez, I can't believed I just typed that.
8am/8:30am- I open the door to a smiling baby standing up in her crib. Molly is up and ready to go! I open the blinds, sing Good Morning to her and we get dressed. After we are all dressed she gets a bottle (bottle #1).
9am-11am- Morning playtime. Usually spent in the living room going through her toybox, climbing on things and getting into things she isn't supposed to. I say "be careful" and "don't do that" a lot. As if she understands. Case and point = playing with Paisley's dog food and water.
During her morning playtime we break for breakfast which usually consists of YoYo baby yogurt and some toast or croissant (meal #1).
11am-12:30- Morning nap. Sometimes its shorter, occasionally its a bit longer (generally after morning activities like Kindermusic that wear her out).
12:30- Up from her nap and hungry! Time to eat (bottle #2).
12:30-3pm- Afternoon playtime. We go exploring through the house, play in her room, walk around outside if its not too hot and sometimes we run errands.
Around 1:30 she eats lunch which is any mixture of turkey, cheese, sweet potatoes, pears, black beans etc (meal #2).
3pm-4:30/5- Afternoon nap.
5pm- Up and time for another bottle (bottle #3).
5-6pm- Evening playtime. Usually accompanied by a snack and hanging out with Dad because he has gotten home.
6:30- Dinner time. We haven't gotten into a good enough routine to get our dinner ready at the same time so we eat after she goes down. This dinner is all about her. Usually she eats a meat of some sort (turkey meatloaf this night) and some black beans, sweet potatoes and a fruit for dessert (meal #3).
After dinner we wipe her off and let her play for a bit while we clean up and prepare her bath.
7:15- Nighttime routine begins. Dad gives her a bath as I prep her bed bottle, get her room set up for nighttime and set our her PJs. She gets a bit of naked playtime then its lotion, diaper, pjs and ready for bed. Then she gets her bottle (bottle #4) and a book.
8pm- Asleep. All cozy and comfy in her crib.
4/5am- She is still waking up once a night. We are in the midst of weaning her off the bottle (dropping an ounce every few days) and then we will be sleep training so hopefully she can sleep through the night.
And that is the day in the life of Molly. Most days are so much fun, we have a cranky one every now and then (don't we all). She is such a joy to be with and I love that I get to spend my days with her!