Wednesday, August 25, 2010

24 Hours with my 4 month-old!

As promised, here is the next 24 hour chronicle of life with my baby. Last time she was 2 months old. There aren't too many differences this time at 4 months! Actually, this 24 hours took place over the day that she was 4 months exactly.

We begin our adventure at bedtime on Monday, August 23rd.

9:30 p.m. Baby Girl is in bed for the night

12:30, 3:30, 5:45 a.m. she is awake to nurse

7:30 a.m. I pull her over into my bed to nurse while we both snooze

8:30 a.m. We are both awake for the day... one of us with a smile:
Ok, so I smile too when I see that happy little grin. Who could help it?

First things first- diaper change and get dressed!

8:45 a.m. Baby Girl hangs out on the couch with me while I eat a bowl of cereal

9:00 a.m. We start the laundry.. and there's plenty of it.
Baby Girl spends a few minutes in her bouncy seat while I fold some clean laundry

9:30 a.m. I get myself together for the day and feed Baby Girl again

10:00 a.m. I decide it's a nice day and we're going to the park for a walk!

I thought this playground was kind of impressive. Looks like it might make a good location for someone's 1st birthday party (whenever that distant day arrives no time soon)
She was a happy girl strolling along

...and asleep by the time we got back to the car.
11-11:30 a.m. nap in the stroller/car
Not that consequential, we stop for gas and a slice of pizza at Costco on the way home.

11:45 a.m. Back at home it's time for a diaper change and another feeding

12:15 p.m. Another diaper change, then we chat and play on the couch for a little while.
Notice that fierce thumb-sucking action. This girl is serious about her thumb.
Pretty soon she's getting tired and ready for a nap.

12:45 p.m. She is bundled in a blankie and ready to snooze
1:00 p.m. Baby girl is out, I eat my lunch and update my blog
1:30 p.m. I continue doing laundry and find a dinner recipe

2:30 p.m. Baby Girl starts waking up.
The following series of pictures were so cute I couldn't leave any out. Enjoy...

We start with the yawn
"Can I help you? Why are you pointing that thing at me?"
"Are you taking pictures again?!"
"Awwwwww, mom!"

And then she starts stretching while still wrapped in the blanket

Baby Girl emerges victorious

2:45 p.m. Feed baby

3:00 p.m. Change diaper, head to the grocery store to grab a few things for dinner

3:50 p.m. Home from the store. Baby Girl spends a few minutes in her bouncy seat while I put away groceries and tidy up the kitchen and living room
4:45 p.m. Feed baby again!

5:15 p.m. Daddy is home and they play happily for a bit

5:30 p.m. Pizza for dinner

6:15 p.m. We turn on a few episodes of "30 Rock"
Baby girl watches from my lap. The "30 Rock" theme is one of her favorite songs to dance to!
6:45 p.m. Feed Baby Girl again, she falls asleep for an evening nap

8:00 p.m. Baby Girl wakes up and we talk and play on the couch for a while
9:15 p.m. Baby Girl gets her jammies on and we talk and play a little more before bed time.
10:00 p.m. Baby Girl is asleep and in bed!

Pretty exciting, right? We live a simple life. Tomorrow I'll let you know what kinds of things our Baby Girl is doing at 4 months old. Stay tuned!


  1. LOVE the swaddle-blanket-battle photo series! LOL! She's too stinkin' cute. Can't wait to see you guys later!

  2. em she is so ADORABLE! And SO photogenic! Thanks for sharing!


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