A Day in the Life of a FTM

Wednesday, November 6th 2019


6 am

We’ll just start here but in reality, I have been up for hours with my colicky son, Isaiah. He had an extreme poop diaper so he must’ve been so uncomfortable. After I did that I spent about 15 minutes on my phone googling about colic as well as reading forums from the What to Expect app. That’s basically all I can do since Isaiah loves to sleep on my chest and nowhere else. *cough his bassinet cough*

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Sleep? Who needs it?

I put him down in his bassinet with my fingers crossed hoping he would stay asleep and right then and there he spit up and he was wide awake. 10 minutes later I swaddled him and he finally went back to sleep.

*SLEEPS*

8 am to 11 am

OMG SLEEP YESSSSS!

During this time I kept waking up to some tiny coos, grunts, and occasional crying but his dad swooped in and I was happily able to sleep again.

Being the tired zombie that I am, I forgot I pre-made a bottle without realizing it and left it STEAMING in the warmer for an hour. I tossed it like spilled milk and boy was I annoyed with myself. We can’t be wasting milk out here!

At this point, I still feel so exhausted that I am dragging around in my pajamas.

12 pm

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Finally getting some fresh air.

This is the time of day where I leave him with my grandma so that I can go do the back patch which is cosmetic testing. A girl has got to make some coin somehow! $$$$ The drive back home was so amazing. The fresh air and sunlight while blasting music with the windows down was well needed.

When I got home I still had a little extra time left so I used this “free” time to sterilize bottles. So fun right?

I moisturized and dressed my little guy so he can be so fresh and so clean. Now we were just relaxing so I thought this was a good time to do tummy time! It resulted in a rewarding nap for both of us. I woke up first and took this as an opportunity to prepare his next bottle and maybe have a snack but who was I kidding about the snack?

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Tummy time!

2 pm

My son loves to be held. So imagine what happens as soon as we put him down. He could be in a deep sleep and the second you put him down he’s like SIKE you thought I was sleeping. I still had some stuff to do so I used my Keababies baby wrap which has been super helpful. It literally gives me my two hands back.

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Wearing my baby!

Now I am beyond tired. I was literally falling asleep while feeding when it should be the other way around. I was just praying that he would want to sleep so that I can get a quick nap in. Please baby please!

6 pm

Hallelujah, I was able to take a nap again and so happy I did because I don’t think I would’ve been ready for the poop that was to come. The poop was so wicked it made it all the way up to his little back.

After that little show, I put him in his swing so I could get to some cleaning done but of course, that didn’t really last too long. 7 minutes to be exact but 7 minutes of cleaning is better than none at all!

7 pm

While Isaiah napped for 15 minutes, I watched some Orphan Black and got to eat for the FIRST TIME TODAY and it was a whole wheat fig bar. No shade to fig bars, it was actually pretty good.

8 pm

I watched my favorite show at the moment, The Masked Singer. This is something that I can’t miss. It’s a Wednesday night ritual!

9 pm

My mom who loves to hang out with her grandson picked the perfect timing to do so. I was able to take a bomb shower, eat a yummy meal (which is rare) and relax. It is so important that I try to make this time for myself because I will literally go days without it. It’s so easy to overlook your needs, especially when now you are constantly making sure someone else’s needs are met. It is still 100 percent worth it though.

11 pm

I got Isaiah ready for bed and prepared him for his nearly midnight bottle and soon his daddy came to relieve me.

I spent about an hour burning my eyes online doing surveys on SurveyJunkie.com. Remember your girl has to make some coin somehow! $$$$ 

 

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I got a mommy survey!

Typically this is what my day is like just include a ton of diaper changes, crying, making bottles, and running around looking crazy. Some days we take walks or have appointments. Although it may seem very easy in writing, it absolutely isn’t. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. At the end of each day, I look down at my angel and I am so grateful I get to spend this time with him at home.

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Multitasking 101

As always, thanks so much for reading! Questions, comments, and feedback are always welcome. Make sure to check out my Instagram; @T_scorner 💋

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