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Good morning.  Or should I say afternoon?  It’s a rather slow day around here.  I can’t seem to get much of anything done, but that’s to be expected with the wee one. 


Let’s see… So far, we have had a baba (bottle) or two, played in the nursery (trying to associate it with fun times, not just sleep), had an outfit change, attempted to do a diaper change with a squirmy baby (so much harder than it sounds), and talked to MomHTP on the phone.  And suddenly, it’s noon.  Where has the day gone?


I’m still in glasses and pajamas, and I’m pretty sure (but can’t be 100% positive) that I haven’t brushed my teeth yet.


Oh, mommyhood.



  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 7, 2012, 12:01 pm

    At least you have that delicious pancake!? I’m in love with pumpkin right now, good topping choice!

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 7, 2012, 12:01 pm

    Hah – well at least you had time for a yummy breakfast! Is that plain pumpkin on your pancake?

    • Caitlin November 7, 2012, 12:01 pm

      yeah 🙂 it was yummy.

  • lisa fine November 7, 2012, 12:02 pm

    Is that a savory pancake? With pumpkin and pumpkin seeds?

    When I have time I really ought to make a big batch of pancakes and freeze a bunch to have them on hand. Yum.

    • Caitlin November 7, 2012, 12:03 pm

      i made a regular pancake with mix and oatmeal and then i added a scoop of protein powder. it turned out pretty good.

  • Jade November 7, 2012, 12:03 pm

    Diaper changes are the hardest with squirmy babies. My guy loves being naked anyways, but as soon as you take the diaper off he will stretch out his legs and ‘refuses’ to help me put on the new diaper by keeping those legs as straight as possible. We use cloth and for the best alignment (aka no leakage) he needs to bend his legs up for me – almost impossible some days!!

    He even does this when I have to change his diaper in the middle of the night, he is a big wetter so I can’t make it through the night with out one change and he somehow does this even when he is passed out! I have tried to make it through the night without one, but it will eventually leak out because there is so much which then wakes him up and then we have to be up for like an hour in the middle of the night!

    • Amy November 7, 2012, 1:10 pm

      You can double (or even triple) up the cloth inserts. That is what I used to do when my kids were that age!

    • Claire November 7, 2012, 4:17 pm

      Two words: hemp inserts! I add one each night to my pre-fold + cover combo, and it works for 12 hours.

      And diaper changes just get more and more challenging: http://crappypictures.com/toddler-diaper-changesillustrated-with-crappy-pictures/
      I find having a rotating stash of special toys (that are only pulled out during changes) will keep my daughter entertained long enough.

    • Jade November 7, 2012, 10:42 pm

      Thanks ladies!! I’m willing to try anything

  • Lauren November 7, 2012, 12:13 pm

    Oh, the days when you have no idea if you brushed your teeth are the best haha

  • Whitney November 7, 2012, 12:20 pm

    Um what is my excuse? I do not have any kids and for the life of me I couldn’t remember if I had brushed my teeth this morning when I got to work. oops! This has also occurred in the shower trying to remember if I used shampoo or not already. geez 🙂

  • Megan November 7, 2012, 12:21 pm

    I feel like I’ve been productive today (even in my jammies and glasses) but I’ve cleaned my house once and it looks like a disaster zone already! That’s what happens when I try to pre-make dinner and leave the 2.5 year old to fend for herself.

    Oh, well. At least dinner is done!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 7, 2012, 12:26 pm

    Well the good news is that your breakfast looks AMAZING! 🙂

  • Abby November 7, 2012, 12:32 pm

    Sounds like what’s happening over here…I did get a shower in while my 10 week slept and I thought my 20 month was asleep but she was playing in her room. I’m going to trp nap time again in a few minutes. Then a friend’s 8 month is coming over for a couple of hours, then I have a babysitter coming at 4 so I can teach a class! Packed full day.

  • Eliza November 7, 2012, 12:41 pm

    Some days are just meant to be like that 🙂 No harm done. You’re spending time with Henry, what could be better?

    • Caitlin November 7, 2012, 12:43 pm

      agree 🙂

      • eliza November 7, 2012, 1:17 pm

        I like seeing other Eliza’s saying exactly what I wanted to say! haha

  • Grace @ Grace Dishes November 7, 2012, 12:42 pm

    Breakfast looks super yummy! Have a wonderful and productive day 🙂

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action November 7, 2012, 12:58 pm

    haha Sounds like a pretty decent day!

    All I’ve done is worked so I feel like your day is way more productive!

    And sometimes it’s just nice to wear pajamas all day

  • Julie November 7, 2012, 1:17 pm

    Ha ha! Your teeth brushing comment cracked me up!

  • Carolina John November 7, 2012, 1:58 pm

    hey girl. those pancakes look delish. can’t get too much play time in the nursery either. the days become a big blur with a toddler to chase around huh?

  • nicki November 7, 2012, 2:09 pm

    Hi Caitlin
    a word of mummy advice that you may or may not agree with. Playing with your baby in their sleeping room (if that’s your nursery) can mean they associate that room with happy excited playing with mummy times rather than sleepy, resting, snoozy time associations. Just mentioning it as this can be useful when sleeptraining.

    Much love

  • Claire November 7, 2012, 4:22 pm

    Sounds like such a nice, relaxing morning to me – time with your little boy, talking to your mom – sounds lovely!

    It’s funny, before I had a kid I was terrified of the thought of going days without showering, hearing the “horror stories” from other moms – I feel like I can’t function without taking a shower to start the day! But sure enough, almost year into parenting, I’ve managed a nice hot shower every single morning. However, I can’t imagine having the time to make myself pancakes for breakfast while watching the baby! 🙂 I’ve found that if it’s a priority for you, you’ll make time for it (whatever “it” is) even with a baby!

    • Caitlin November 7, 2012, 4:30 pm

      I agree!!

  • Hannah November 7, 2012, 4:54 pm

    Love this post! Little ones are so worth it though. Hmm when was the last time I showered 🙂

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed November 8, 2012, 9:19 am

    I love vlogs! When you read a blog for so long, you kinda hear the person’s voice… or feel like you know them (creepy?!) and it’s always really cool when you get to actually hear them!

    I run to prepare for the zombie apocolypse 😉 And for the challenge, it pushes me out of my comfort zone!

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) November 8, 2012, 11:46 am

    Sounds like my day! I never get up with our 7 wk old more than 1x a night and that’s usually after getting 7 straight hours of sleep before he wakes up for a feed…but last night he was super fussy and up hourly from 1 a.m. on then we missed the entire 4 o’clock hour of sleep due to our 2.5 yr old wanting to go potty (YAY for potty training)…then when I got up for the day the rest of our children (7 in total) were all sorts of crabby…with crying/screaming/hitting!

    I’m laughing at this now because that means we had several good days this week…they’ve been pretty rare around here happening about once a week. I am celebrating that today is a bad day after several really good days! And I had the patience to deal with all the meltdowns!

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