Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Day in the Life at 20 Weeks

Jonah is 20 weeks old today.  Wow.  I think this is the last time I'll calculate his age by weeks instead of the calendar, mainly because his next vaccine (flu) has to be calculated by calendar and not weeks.  Also, it will help stave off his half birthday a little longer!!

Weight: 19 # even (he was 7#11oz at birth)

Length: he's squirmy so this is an estimate ... 26.5 inches (20" at birth)

Clothing size: 18-24 mos.  But he can also rock a 2T.  I can't keep up with this kid.

Hair: still fabulous.  We trimmed it above his ears to avoid the look my husband so lovingly referred to as "homeless."

Mobility: Rolling over if you get him positioned for it.  Grabbing feet, but because of his belly they can't make it to his mouth.  Supported sitter.  Driving.  Reaching and grabbing intentionally.  Can sit up from a slanted seating position.  During tummy time he also can scoot himself around with his head in the same spot - like the hand of a clock.  I think he's taking the term 'tummy time' too literally.

Sleeping:  usually from 8:00pm to 7:00am.  He wakes up once or twice a week for a 3:00am feeding.  

Eating: Still nursing.  He also eats 2.5-5 oz of solid foods and 2-4 oz of formula per day.  So far he's had blueberries, pears, apples, sweet potatoes, squash, and bananas.  The bananas were not a parent favorite.  It's true you are what you eat because they made him bananas.

Shay did a blog post about a day in the life for her and it was so fun to peer into someone else's world, so I thought I'd do the same.  It will be fun to do these periodically and see how our daily routine changes.  Here is a day in the life of Jonah, Mommy, and Daddy (Papa).  This was a typical weekday!  Enjoy!

6:00 am - Say good morning and bye to Howard. Start laundry.

If I bookend each day with laundry I can stay on top of it.  (Which means we can see some of the floor in our closets instead of none.)

6:30 - Work

I like to get caught up on my grading, lesson planning, and anything else that needs to be done for teaching my 2 French classes.

7:00 Jonah's awake! He starts talking when he's awake and ready to be picked up.

He's always so smiley and cute in the morning as he starts to stir

Diaper change #1

Jonah has breakfast in bed while I munch on a granola bar and read my Bible

I'm doing a read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan with friends at church.

7:30 Text Papa to say good morning 

Mom finishes her school thoughts and Jonah checks to make sure the car has gas and is ready for the day

8:00 time to change for our jog!

Waiting on Mom to change

Mirror time (for Jonah)

Jonah's turn to change!  Diaper #2

Window time - we always have a little ceremony for opening the window in Jonah's room and talking about the weather and our plans for the day.  

Plan B on the jog.  Jonah fell asleep.

8:40 - After cuddling sleeping Jo and getting this far in writing this post, my arm starts shaking from holding an almost 20 pound sack of potatoes, so I decide to try a transfer to the swing and a Jillian Michaels workout in the living room.


NOT.  That lasted 3 jumping jacks.  Jog it is!

My go-to Pandora station for runs

Sunny skies sweepin' the clouds away!

Swing in the park

Then it's back home for an impromptu rhyming song about Mommy's protein shake (I should send the lyrics to Florence and the Machine.)

Now it's time for Jonah's protein shake.  And I turned on some Dave Ramsey.

10:30 - Mommy's gotta shower!

Afterwards Jonah fell asleep and took a 20 min nap in the crib- woohoo!  Perfect - I could finish getting ready.

I've missed logging several diaper changes.  I lost count.

12:00 - Playtime with mommy and another protein shake

12:30 - Jonah's turn!  Time to nurse.

Our sitter is here!  She is so wonderful and nurturing.  I call her Mary Poppins!  

It makes it a little easier to leave knowing I get to go see this guy at school!  Howard and I teach right across from each other :-)

But we don't teach the same thing.  I teach French and he teaches this foreign language:

And here was Jonah while Mama and Papa were teaching:

There was some crying too, but I didn't take pics of that.  He's still adjusting to me working part time.

An hour and a half of teaching later, I'm out the door and headed back to my chubby preciousness!  I love my schedule - 1.5 hours four afternoons a week.  It's been perfect.

Jonah, Howard, and myself are always starving after school.  Even though it's early (4:00), we all like our big meal of the day at that time so it's a mad rush to get everyone fed.  

By 5:00 we've all had our turn to eat (I look forward to when we can sit at the table and eat all at the same time) and Jonah is conked out in my arms.

An hour later Jonah is up and it's time for solids!

Sweet potatoes and apples!

Except this is what happens first when it's served by two teachers:

Poor kid.

Now it's bath time!  (For Jonah, not Howard...just in case the picture of him playing with bathtime toys was confusing).

Afterward we do pjs, nurse, bottle, and read from this awesome book (seriously it's amazing.  Howard and I both teared up the first times we started reading it to Jo.)

A lot of spit up and a few pajama changes later, our little chubby lovey is finally down for the night.

Time for laundry and dishes, boring stuff like bills and insurance, and then at 9:00 Mama gets a shower, sweet treat and bed herself at 10:00!  

That's our typical day right now.  Glamorous, huh?  I think so. :-)

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