April 20, 2012

A Day In The Life

I've been toying with the idea of turning my blog into a book. Not the entire blog, but maybe one book to cover my pregnancy and another for Crosbi's first year. Blurb is a great site for turning your blog into a hardcover book and the more I browse the site, the more I think it would be really great to have a physical copy of my blog. Mainly because I've done a much better job of writing things down here than in my journal or Crosbi's baby book. Instead of going back and jotting everything down, it would be much easier to click "print!"

If I do decide to turn this little blog of mine into a book, I need to be a bit more intentional about capturing the everyday, not just the big moments. I know I'll document the big stuff, but it's the little things that are really special. The things we forget if we're not careful.

A good friend asked me the other day what a typical day is like for me now. I had to think about it for a minute.  I decided to document a day in my life to help remember those little things.

Crosbi wakes up. This is maybe only the second time she has slept past 7am. What's really great about this morning is that she slept nearly 11 hours without being swaddled! We decided last night not to swaddle her, just to see how it would go. I went to bed early because I was confident that Crosbi would wake several times in the night. She just can't seem to stop touching her face. Lucky for me that wasn't the case and we both got lots of sleep! I got her out of bed and made a cup of coffee.

After eating some breakfast and playing for a bit, it's time for a bath.

Crosbi is already cranky. Apparently all that sleep wasn't enough. Time for a nap. I get Crosbi down, jump in the shower, tackle a few chores and respond to e-mail.

Crosbi is awake. We play for a bit, she eats again and we get our things ready to go meet daddy for lunch.

Lunch date with daddy! The weather was so nice, we decide to visit the food trucks and have a picnic.

Time to go. Crosbi falls asleep and I hit Sonic for an iced tea. I tried really hard not to have caffeine when I was pregnant, so I'm making up for lost time!

We arrive back home. Crosbi eats lunch, we have lots of playtime and I spend a good half hour just snuggling her. A friend and former co-worker just received some difficult news from the doctors about her almost two month-old little girl. Hearing that kind of news makes you hold on to your own baby a bit tighter.

Nap time. Again I do a few chores and catch up on a little bit of work. I also catch a few minutes of my guilty pleasure, The Ellen Show, and nearly wet myself from laughing so hard at this "Earth Day game." Too funny.

Crosbi is awake and hungry, but it's not quite time for her to eat a full meal. I give her some oatmeal to hold her over until dinner.

Daddy's home! Time for a quick dinner. Todd has plans to watch hockey with friends tonight, so frozen pizza it is (but it's a healthier version with spinach and feta, so I don't feel too bad).

A little reading before bed. Mud Pie for Mother is a current favorite.

Crosbi is asleep in her room. Time to pick up the house a bit, maybe read a blog or two, and relax. We do it all over again tomorrow.

Love these days with my girl!


  1. Love this! Great idea. Sounds like a perfect day :)

  2. love this. LOVE the photos. and love blurb. i've pretty much decided i'm going straight to blurb for baby g's baby book because i know i'm horrible at putting books together and scrapbook, but digital books i can do. :) crosbi is one lucky lil' lady!!

  3. Sounds like a PERFECT day to me :) and it also sounds like many of our days...just not as much sleep. I am totally jealous of the 11 hours straight!!!

  4. Beautiful, Tara. I love your "day in the life" and wish I had done the same thing at her age! These will be such special memories for Crosbi to see one day. You're a great mom :)

  5. So happy for you that you can be a stay at home mom!!! No regrets, no sacrifice too big, so worth it!

  6. Sounds a lot like my day to day life was when my kids were babies! Love it!!