I haven't been shy about telling people that I had a really rough transition into this parent thing. But this stage we are in now is an absolute blast. I can't tell you how much fun this little red headed fella makes our lives. So let's take a look at a normal day.
BB wakes up between 7:00 and 7:30 and beckons us to his room. Usually by the time we get in there he's standing up peering over the crib rails with his blue eyes and a big grin.
As soon as he wakes up, BB has his bottle. 8 oz of formula and this kid is a happy camper, ready to start his day. While he plays with toys (or water bottles, or drawers, or the humidifier...), I get ready for work.
Next, we load up in the car and head for town. We have about a 45 minute drive (one way) every day. BB is usually really good--playing with his toys, talking to himself, or taking a nap.
I drop him at the baby sitter and he is always all smiles when he sees his sitter and her kiddos. After that, I head to work.
During the day, BB plays, has 2 more bottles, breakfast (fruit and cereal), and a snack or two.
At lunch I generally either go for a run at the pond by my office, go to the gym, or run errands.
I pick BB up about 5 and we head home. He almost always sleeps on this trip, so when we get there he arrives ready to play!
He is usually all over the house for the next couple of hours while I make dinner. Running laps in his walker, playing in the mirror, chasing toys and water bottles around the floor...it's hard to keep up. Depending on the weather, we may take the dogs for a walk.
Usually around this time, The Boy from Texas is outside working on the barn he is building himself, mowing, feeding the dogs, etc. When he comes in, BB enjoys some dad time.
Before we eat dinner, BB has one last bottle. Then he plays while we eat, and he usually ends up standing at our feet wanting to share in our meals. We oblige and he seems to like pretty much any food we give him.
After dinner, the playing continues until he eats his dinner about 8:30. He has meat, veggies, and cereal. After that, it's bath time with Dad. The Boy from Texas has handled baths from Day 1 and I think they enjoy the big time splashing and playing with the fishies.
When he is all cleaned up, it's time for lotion and jammies. Then we get his binkie and walk or rock until he goes to sleep. Some days this takes a few minutes, some days an hour. He is almost always out between 9:30 and 10:00. I put him in his crib and (knock on wood!) he has been sleeping through the night like a champ!
After he is snoozing, The Boy from Texas usually watches tv, I get stuff ready for the next day, and we hit the hay pretty shortly thereafter.
And there you have it. It's not flashy or exciting, but I sure would not trade this little life of ours!