A Day in the Life: 16 Months Old

Someone asked me recently when the Mini Athlete started sleeping through the night.

I have no idea.

I found myself looking back through old blog posts, trying to piece something together. And it made me realize that it has been far too long since I’ve done a “day in the life” post.

It’s amazing how days that seem to drag on forever somehow become a blur in our memory. The things we think we’ll “never forget” become distant.

So here you go, a day in the life of a 34 week old pregnant woman with a 16 month old little one and the best husband a girl could hope to have.

4:00am: I awoke to the sound of the Mini Athlete yelling in his crib in his room. I shook my husband awake and he went to check on him. I proceeded to go right back to sleep. I hear they ended up sitting on the couch, drinking milk and watching football for about an hour. Then they crawled into bed together in the guest room. The Mini Athlete usually sleeps from about 7pm to 7am so I’m not sure what was going on last night.

7:00am: I woke up (for at least the third time of the night) and started to get ready for work when this little face came to tell me good morning.

Check out that bed head. You can tell he had a rough night.

He enjoyed some milk, Trader Joe’s O’s and a blueberry waffle for breakfast. It’s so cute to hear him say, “waaaaaaaaaaaffle.” :)

8:00am – Leave for School/Work

Mornings can be a little hectic as we try to get out the door sometime between 8:00-8:30am. This is where teamwork is a must. Nate gets the Mini Athlete ready while I get ready, or vice versa. We pack his lunch, get him dressed in his uniform and make sure we look presentable at the same time. I can’t even imagine how hectic this is going to be once there’s another baby in the mix!

The Mini Athlete is doing much better getting dropped off at school. He still whimpers a little every so often, but gone are the days of full blown crying. His teachers assure me he settles right in, and if the pictures they post later in the day are any indication, he’s doing just fine.

I stayed busy through the morning at work, working on our upcoming Banquet – the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. There’s lots to be done!

12:30pm – Surprise Visit

I love when I look up and see my husband walking in the door to my office. The great thing about living in a small town? You’re always “in the neighborhood”.

5:00pm – Pick Up the Mini Athlete

I headed out of work and went to pick up the Mini Athlete from school. I love how excited he gets when he sees me walking in the door. We headed home and spent some time playing with Daddy who got home right around the same time we did.

The weather has been beautiful around here lately, so we went for a little family walk.

My parents stopped by to drop some things off – another great thing about living in a small town. We love being just two miles away from them (and only six miles from my in-laws)!

6:30pm - Eat Dinner

We usually eat closer to 6pm, but we definitely stay flexible. No photos of dinner – it was nothing impressive, just a frozen lasagna. I promise I do cook most nights!

7:00pm Bedtime!

After dinner, the Mini Athlete usually takes a bath, but we gave him the night off tonight. Or gave my husband the night off, I guess I should say. It’s not easy bending over a bathtub when you’re 34 weeks pregnant!

After getting in his jammies, the Mini Athlete usually settles in front of the tv with Daddy and drinks some milk while watching some type of sports. It’s hilarious how locked in he gets when football, basketball, baseball – anything sports-related – is on tv. Like father, like son.

Then he grabs his blankie, and says “night night!” Seriously, I’ve never seen a child go to bed as easily as the Mini Athlete. He has SO spoiled us. Daddy takes him into his room, puts him in his crib and he goes right to sleep.

The rest of the evening?

We usually just hang out in front of the tv, watching something on ESPN until we go to bed around 10pm. Exciting life, huh? Oh and my evenings usually include a bowl of chocolate frozen yogurt – which I’m about to go get right now. :)

Anything about my “day in a life” surprise you? 

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13 Responses to A Day in the Life: 16 Months Old

  1. Rebecca

    Great post! Your son is adorable!

  2. So cute! I love how hands on your hubby is, it amazes me when I hear from people that their husbands do nothing. My husband is very hands on too, though there are somethings the baby just wants mama for (like milk :-)). You are looking adorable at 34 weeks too.

  3. I’m stuck on the part where your husband got up at 4am with the kid. Is this one of those fiction blogs?

  4. my daughter is about a week or two older than the mini-athlete and she goes down to bed soooo easy too. it’s the best thing ever. we say are you ready for a rest and she basically runs to the bed!

  5. Sari

    A little tip from a mom expecting her third (almost 38 weeks!): pack lunch the night before. It makes the mornings much less hectic.

  6. liz

    I think is is easier to get children to bed when they have a schedule. My grandson does the same thing. When he is ready for be, he will basic say “See Ya, Wouldn’t Want to Be You.” then he is off to bed. I guess it helps when they have an exciting day of playing. :)

  7. Blake

    My 14 month old daughter usually goes right to bed. I can ask “are you ready to go to bed?” And she will stop whatever she is doing and run to her room. She may or may not fall right to sleep after a song and prayers, but she loves bed time!

  8. My little on (who is now almost 2.5 years old) started sleeping through the night at 18 months. She started sleeping even better when we put her in a big girl bed at 2 years. Sounds like our days are exactly the same, only I am 33 weeks pregnant :) I find bathing my daughter really hard too these days, my husband does it most nights and get’s up with her in the middle of the night if she’s upset/awake etc.
    Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

  9. So much adorableness. You have such a sweet family :)

  10. Your baby is just adorable! And you look so cute too!!!

  11. Gigi

    Packing lunches at night is definitely the way to go. I still do it, and there are no little ones around. I also lay out all of the clothes and accessories the night before.

  12. The thing that surprised me is that you get off work at 5 pm – as a fellow lawyer, that sounds amazing to me! Are you on reduced hours or is your office just awesome like that?

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