Hey guys! The last time I did a ‘day in the life’ post, it was when Oakley was five months old and boy have things changed since then haha. So much good change of course, because what’s better than watching your baby develop into their personality and seeing them grow and learn?! It’s the freakin best! Oakley is down to one nap a day now and it’s been a good transition. He started taking a shorter second nap around 17 months and sometimes wouldn’t sleep for that nap, so I knew it was time to make the change. It’s now a challenge to find the time to get myself ready for the day because he will not just sit and play or watch a show by himself, but that’s life with a toddler sometimes! His personality has grown so much since then too and he is so funny! He understands a lot of what we say and he will do things he thinks is silly. In this post i’ll go through a typical day in detail so you can see how I manage to get things done and still make time for Oakley’s personal development.
Our Day Goes as follows:
7:30am- He wakes up. I usually naturally wake up at 6:45 or 7. I hang out in bed for a little bit, then I get up and get my shower. I’m not really a morning person, so waking up early is still hard for me haha. He likes to hang out in his crib when he first wakes up, so I leave him in there until 8am, then go get him. I will change his diaper and take him out of his sleep sack before I take him downstairs to start breakfast.
8:15- I will start breakfast around this time, which is usually scrambled eggs, avocado and banana.
8:30am-10:30- After breakfast, I’ll change Oakley into his outfit for the day and we will play. I will usually take him on a walk or let him walk around the neighborhood to get some energy out. This is also the time where I teach him about the animals we see along the way or teach him what grass, rocks and other things he discovers are. I finish getting ready in this time too if I didn’t finish before I got him up. He will get hungry for a snack around 10:30am.
10:30am- Snack time. I will give him some raw cheddar cheese and some berries typically or an Epic bar. After snack we play some more in his room and read books and listen to music.
11:30am- Lunch time. What I feed him here varies. If you want to see things that he eats, you can read ‘What My 10 Month Old Eats in a Day’ post. I also eat my first meal at this time too. I intermittent fast, so I eat around 11:30am-12pm. I will usually eat a homemade soup or a sandwich. My favorite soup recipe is this one I found on Pinterest. We try to eat Keto or Paleo for the most part.
So12pm- Nap time. Oakley takes about a 2 hour nap. I will work on my blog, plan content, lay out by the pool, watch a show or clean the house. I do some chores while he is awake so he can see me do it and try to help if he can, so I don’t leave all the cleaning to nap time.
1:30 or 2pm- After nap I will take him to the pool to get outside. He isn’t into the pool that much, but he likes to splash and walk around in the shallow end. He mostly just walks around and explores more than actual swimming. I also get to work on my tan kinda haha.
2:30/3pm- Snack time.
4:00pm- He usually gets hungry for another snack at this time. If Tanner is home, we will hang out as a family and I can start on dinner.
5:00pm– Oakley is normally hungry for dinner at this time, although ideally I would like it to be at 5:30pm. I think he may be going through a growth spurt, he’s always hungry haha. I’m normally hungry too, so I will eat dinner while he eats. I try not to eat past 7:30pm since I like to intermittent fast.
5:30pm– Let him get more energy out before bath time.
6:00pm– Bath time and get ready for bed.
6:30/7pm– Bed time. He goes to bed early if his nap was short and 7pm if it was a full 2 hours or more. Sometimes he will have a snack before bed like warm milk or a banana. I will brush his teeth and then we say a prayer as a family and I will sing him a song and tell him goodnight.
When he goes to bed, I will pick up the house, clean the kitchen after dinner and get into my pajamas if I’m not already. I love having some alone time to work on my blog, browse Pinterest, watch Netflix or online shop. I’m on the hunt for some cute fall pieces to add to my closet this year! I’m also thinking about what to get Oakley for Christmas, so I will make a list of ideas. Tanner and I like to watch a show together and then we are in bed by 9/9:30pm haha. Then we do it all over again the next day!