Day in the Life with a 19 Month Old

It’s Day in the Life time! Here is a 24 hour snapshot of what life is like currently, with Kevin at 19 months old. Last month I recorded what we did on a weekday so this time I wanted to do a weekend, when we had all day together as a family. Here is what happened on Saturday, May 3rd!

6:30 a.m. We wake up to the sound of Kevin talking to himself on the monitor. He usually wakes up between 6 and 7 a.m. I go to get him from his crib and bring him back into bed with us. Sometimes this buys us another hour or so of sleep. Today it didn’t, he just played and kicked us and rolled around.

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6:50 a.m. Since he’s not going to sleep anymore we get up, get dressed and change his diaper. Then we all head downstairs and start making breakfast. Kevin has pancakes, banana and milk. We have an adult version of basically the same thing 🙂

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7:10 a.m. After eating we head into the living room. I drink my coffee and we all play together. One of Kevin’s favorite things is to call Elmo using the app “Elmo Calls.” It makes his whole day! He just recently learned how to say Elmo too 🙂 I love lazy weekend mornings!

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8:15 a.m. I head out to the store to pick up some groceries. I am making a meal for a colleague of mine who just had a baby a week and a half ago. She is a vegetarian too so I was excited to make her a good meal to help her through those long newborn days/nights!

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9:00 a.m. I arrive back home from the store and unpack my groceries. Kevin takes little Kevin upstairs for his morning nap, and I start prepping the food. I’m making her Lentil Enchiladas from the Peas and Thank You cookbook, with a spinach, strawberry and avocado salad.

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9:15 a.m. Little Kev is asleep so my husband goes outside to cut the grass and take care of other outdoor chores. While I am cooking another colleague of mine stops by with dessert for me to bring to our friend.

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10:35 a.m. Kevin is awake, so we change his diaper and get him dressed for the day.

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10:50 a.m. I eat a quick snack and pack us all picnic lunches. I also pack a yogurt for him to eat in the car on the way. I also pack up the dinner- it looks delicious!

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11:20 a.m. We leave the house and make our way north to Alexandria.

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12:05 p.m. We arrive at my friend’s house where I immediately get baby fever! I got to hold him for a good half an hour as we talked about her birth story, how she’s been doing, how the baby’s been, etc. It was a great visit!

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12:50 p.m. We leave my friends house’s go have a picnic lunch nearby by the water along the Mount Vernon Trail. We eat sandwiches and fruit and cheer for runners that are out on the trail. Every time someone passed Little Kevin would yell, “Go, go, go!” and he even called a few women (and men) mommy. I was proud 🙂

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1:35 p.m. We head out and make our way home, stopping at Whole Foods on the way so my husband can pick up some beer.

2:30 p.m. We are back at home and Kevin is in desperate need of a diaper change as he has a blowout as soon as we walk in the door. We get him cleaned up and then try to get him down for a (late) afternoon nap. We have tried to cut his naps down to one a day but every time we try it’s been a nightmare. So two naps it is, even at 19 months!

3:00 p.m. Kevin is asleep, my husband starts doing some laundry, and I meal plan for the week and relax. I had a half marathon the next day so I needed some down time to rest my legs! I also worked on making some letter trays for my students at school.

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4:30 p.m. We get Kevin up from his nap to make sure he will actually sleep that night! Kid would sleep forever if he could.

5:10 p.m. It’s time to start making dinner! I always like to eat early the day before a big race to make sure my food gets fully digested. While we make homemade pizza Kevin eats his dinner. He’s been really into foods he can dip recently, so I made him pasta and gave me a little bowl of marinara sauce to dip them in. He loved it!

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6:05 p.m. We eat our dinner. Pizza on garlic naan bread with veggies and fake ‘sausage.’ Plus my vegan cheese. Sounds appetizing, right? It actually was very good! I can’t do dairy the night before a race or hard run so this was perfect.

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6:40 p.m. Bathtime with daddy, and and then we get him ready for bed by putting on lotion, brushing teeth, etc.

7:05 p.m. Kevin has been really into books lately, but he’s so independent that he doesn’t want other people to read them to him. Instead he sits there babbling to himself and turning pages. It makes me [as a reading specialist] so happy!!!

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7:15 p.m. Nurse. Yes, still. Only on one side, only for a few minutes. I am ready to be done!

7:30 p.m. He’s asleep. I go back downstairs to do some dishes, clean out my car so it’s ready to take us and my friend to the race the next day, and get all my race gear laid out and ready to go.

8:30 p.m. With all of my “chores” complete, I can finally relax!

9:30 p.m. I head upstairs to start getting ready for bed.

10:00 p.m. SLEEP!

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5:00 p.m. Wake up and start getting ready for my day.

6:15 a.m. Leave for the race!

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7 responses to “Day in the Life with a 19 Month Old

  1. That is an action packed day! Lately my son has been waking up at 5am, which makes the day last forever, haha.

    • 5 a.m.!! Ahh! The other night Kevin wanted to be awake and playing from 2:30-5:00 a.m. I have to get up for work at 5:30. It was a LONGGGGGGGG day.

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