prepared for the fourth momoir in our extremely Rookie summertime series?

Deb as well as infant Leah at the bowling alley last month

Our buddy Deb shares a blow-by-blow(-out) account of her day with infant Leah. We appreciate the geeky interest to detail also has her sense of humor in this mega-did-do-list.

A Day in the Life of a practically 3-Month Old in San Francisco

7:30am: Leah wakes up after sleeping for 9 hours – a new record! She typically sleeps from 10/11pm up until about 6/7am or from 10/11pm up until 4/5am as well as then once again up until 7/8am. Yes, I understand that we’re very, extremely lucky. Leah still sleeps in our space in a pack as well as play. Today I unswaddle her before going to the bathroom, providing her bum a few much more minutes to get up before altering her diaper–it in some cases concerns life a few minutes after the rest of her. My other half Elliott hasn’t left for work yet as well as is on the couch viewing the world Cup, so he gets as much as modification her diaper.

7:45am: Breastfeed Leah on the couch while viewing the game, although I would typically feed her in bed in the morning. She eats on as well as off for about half an hour as well as spits up a bit on her t-shirt (which is typical). While feeding, I keep in mind a dream from last night: I went back to work for a see as well as got pulled into a satisfying that made me 2 hours late for Leah’s feeding. It was my very first work stress and anxiety dream because she was born. Let’s hope this doesn’t ended up being a pattern!

8:30am: modification Leah into dry clothes as well as modification diaper again. Pump out the rest of the breast milk to freeze for when I go back to work. I have about 30 bags in the freezer to date. The us team scores its game-winning goal as well as I get to see it live. I like pregnancy leave.

9:00am: Leah starts to get her crank on, so I put her down in her crib without a pacifier to take her very first morning nap. As a general rule, we try to make sure that she isn’t up for much more than two hours at a time.

9:01am: Leah cries so I provide her the pacifier. She is asleep 30 seconds later.

9:02am: Make a cup of Ritual Roasters 1/2 caffeinated & 1/2 decaffeinated coffee. The half caffeine is for me, the decaf for Leah.

9:30am: After speaking to Rookie mother Whitney for a few minutes about the guest blog writer assignment, hop in the shower while Leah sleeps in her crib in the other room. I keep the screen in the restroom so I can hear her if she cries. Leah is typically in her bouncer in the restroom while I shower to heavy steam out her boogery nose, however I didn’t want to wake her from her nap. everyday showering is a top concern for me as well as assists me feel like “normal” person. I am happy to report that I have taken a shower everyday because she was born.

9:45am: Leah wakes up just as I am about to sit down at the computer to begin today’s log. exactly how does she always understand when I’m about to try to get something done? I plop her in her bouncer as well as she plays with the connected wooden toy for a few minutes. She gets fussy a few minutes later, however the return of the pacifier soothes her instantly. I can’t assist wondering whether I utilize the pacifier as well often, however I don’t see the damage in anything that makes both of us happy. It’s not like she’s 12 years old sucking on a pacifier — she’s only 12 weeks! No violation to those of you whose parenting technique includes providing pacifiers to your 12-year-olds.

10:20am: clean out Leah’s stuffed up nose with the Nosefrida, this crazy contraption that assists me extract boogers from her nose much more rapidly as well as efficiently than a bulb syringe. She screams her head off, however I guarantee her that I only suck the boogers out since I like her. continue expression of like by altering diaper.

10:30am: Breastfeed Leah to stay on three-hour eating schedule. She stays fairly still as well as I handle to checked out a few pages of The woman With the Dragon Tattoo.

11:05am: Doorbell rings as well as I am hoping that it’s FedEx making its 3rd attempt to provide a secret bundle for Leah since I truly don’t want to have to go as well as pick it up. I carefully pull her off of me while hollering “I’ll be best there” in the general direction of the front door. I handle to make it before the man leaves. The bundle is an lovable 18M attire from Elliott’s cousins in L.A. I begin to believe about what she’ll be like when she’s huge sufficient to in shape into these new clothes.

11:20am: Shovel down breakfast as well as dry my hair.

12:00pm: modification diaper once again as well as drive to satisfy work good friends for lunch in Potrero Hill. organized on leaving at 11:45am to enable time to get gas however don’t make it out the door in time. Jaja. great thing we have a hybrid that gets excellent gas mileage.

Portable infant in PotreroHill

12:15pm: show up at restaurant for lunch. Leah wakes up briefly for my good friends to satisfy her as well as then proceeds to sleep with the rest of the meal on a chair in her cars and truck seat. talk about work/life balance with good friends who occur to be moms of a one-year old as well as a 9-month old.

1:30pm: get house just in time for her next feeding. double inspect diaper before feeding her. catch up on email as well as Facebook on my iphone while feeding.

2:15pm: play with Leah while she wiggles on the couch. try stomach time with as well as without a pillow. She doesn’t truly care for either however discovered the pillow the lower of the two evils. modification diaper.

Leah gets her core work out

2:45pm: Plop her on a blanket near the computer so I can work on a contract for a nanny.

3:00pm: Mail shows up as well as includes my very first specify of California PFL inspect (Paid household Leave). Cha-ching!

3:10pm: Leah starts to get her fuss on, so I put her in a sleep sack as well as down for a nap in her crib. She wakes up 5 minutes later so I put her pacifier back in as well as put a sweatshirt over both her bare arms as well as the rest of the sack. It looks outrageous however her arms as well as hands felt chilly as well as it was simpler to put the sweatshirt on over the sack than to take whatever off. benefit prevails over fashion.

3:45pm: Leah wakes up from her nap so I bring her into the bedroom where I am going with my dresser. I am out of all of my pregnancy clothes as well as am prepared to store them down in the garage. I’m not sure whether I am taller or my pants are lower, however all of a unexpected a number of of my older t-shirts seem a great deal shorter than I remember. I set a few favorites aside before putting them in the out pile. (Tonight, husband will opine that my lactating boobs are the reason my t-shirts are as well short. I set them aside in the perhaps stack rather than the out stack in situation he is right.)

4:30pm: just as I begin feeding Leah, a good friend phone calls from San Diego. Leah eats a bit however would rather play. She likewise farts rather a bit however has not pooped for 24 hours. I begin to worry the inevitable poo-splosion.

5:45pm: After a bit much more playing, Leah gets a diaper modification as well as goes down for a nap.

6pm: Elliott gets house from work. We wished to go on a walk however don’t want to wake the baby. Leah, if you’re reading this please wake up.

6:15pm: choose that Leah is not going to get up so I go to the fitness center while Elliott stays house to babysit.

6:20pm: Leah wakes up 5 minutes after I leave. Självklart.

7:15pm: I get house from the fitness center as well as pump while Elliott provides Leah her nightly bottle. We introduced a bottle of breast milk at week 3 as well as she has had at least one bottle everyday since. We try to make sure her second-to-last feeding of the day is a bottle so we understand that she is eating enough. My theory is that if she eats sufficient close to bed time she’ll sleep longer at night. Not sure if it’s really true however if I believe it as well as she sleeps well, that’s great sufficient for me.

8:00pm: The much-anticipated poo-splosion arrives. Fortunately, nobody is injured!

8:10pm: Skype with Leah’s aunt in LA.

8:30pm: Leah snoozes on as well as off while we view The Bachelorette on DVR. Yes, it’s garbage TV however we’re brain dead by the end of the day. Leah utilized to be extremely wakeful between 7 as well as 10pm however just recently started taking naps in the early evening. I envision at some point this will merge with her night sleep. I hope we don’t have to do formal sleep training, however we’ll see exactly how it goes.

10:00pm: Elliott modifications diaper for bedtime as well as I feed Leah for the last time in our bed. After she is done, I swaddle her as well as put the bit wiggle worm down for a (finger’s crossed!) great night’s sleep so we can do everything over once again tomorrow!

Related Rookie mothers suggestions & Activities:
Activity #24: motivate dad time as well as unwind already
Activity #243: Pump it up (support for working the breast pump)
Activity #212: Interrupt someone’s work day
Activity #46: Take a shower (you can do it every day!)
Activity #135: hold a webcast

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