2:00 AM – I hear Henry crying on the monitor.  We follow a sleep training plan pretty religiously, but I can tell the difference between “wah, wah, I’m awake and shouldn’t be” and “Mommmma! I need you!”  It’s a “I need you” wail, so I go upstairs, change him, give him a bottle, and we end up co-sleeping in the guest bed.


7:15 AM – Henry’s up again and squirming in my arms.  I am so tired.  I’m desperately trying to figure out what time it is really and what the time change means for Henry’s schedule.  I roll over to check my phone and realize that three of my mom friends have texted me overnight wondering the exact same thing.  Hah!  I give Henry another bottle, and we roll around and talk in bed for another 45 minutes.


8 AM – Time to go downstairs and do morning chores.


8:05 AM – I really must childproof that cabinet, I think.  I tell Henry to scram and feed the pets.


8:10 AM – While Henry plays with his toys, I make a list of my goals for the day. I do this most mornings; it really helps me stay on track.  I feel particularly overwhelmed today because I’d really love a day off but I have so much work backed up from the past week.  I have five huge projects due this week and don’t know when I’m going to do them.


I spend a few minutes debating whether I’m going to go back to sleep when Henry naps or work or exercise.  I decide it’s either work or exercise.


8:15 AM – I pour coffee and start breakfast.


8:20 AM – I have a bowl of cereal while sitting in front of Henry’s high chair and helping him eat.


Henry has eggs and blueberries.  He actually eats a lot, which surprises me considering he’s already had 8 ounces of formula.  He’s so hot or cold on solid foods. It’s really hard to predict how much he’ll eat for a meal.


I get tired of picking blueberries out of my cereal and smashing them up, so I wash and cut up his own handful of blueberries (some of these get squished down further – I aim for pea-sized bites).


Breakfast takes us about 15 minutes.


8:35 AM – We let out the dogs.


Henry practices saying dog. I’m SO glad I caught this on tape!  He’s pointing at James.

We survey the mess that is the backyard… We’re planning on landscaping the yard and expanding the deck in the next three weeks or so. I am SO excited. I am so tired of the dirt pit.


8:40 AM – We go back inside and make another list.  This time it’s the grocery list.


9:00 AM – After a bit of playing, we go back upstairs to the nursery…


And Henry selects a book.


We read Do Crocs Kiss? three times.  Then, we pull down more books and look for photos of dogs so Henry can say “DAGH!”


9:20 AM – I change his diaper (for the third time this morning).  I pin him down with my feet in his armpits… it’s the only way to change him.  I swear, he is the wiggliest baby that I’ve ever seen.


He has a bottle, and I lay him down in the crib with another book.  I sneak out…


And watch on the monitor as he flips through the book for a few minutes and then passes out.


That’s a Sunday morning in Henry’s life!  Now it’s momma’s turn for a little exercise and work.


What’s your Sunday morning entail?



  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 10, 2013, 10:24 am

    My Sunday morning has entailed breakfast, blog reading, coffee and laundry. I’ll take more coffee, please…

  • Katie March 10, 2013, 10:25 am

    I found myself clapping for Henry when he was saying dog! So cute!!!

    My sunday is drinking coffee and eating leftover pizza, I’m planning on doing some blogging, and then might work on some scrapbooking, and going to a yoga class. (clearly I’m 24 single and living with my parents). I hope you get that brick in, I’m so amazed by everything you have going on!

  • Amanda, RD- The Nutritionist Reviews March 10, 2013, 10:40 am

    OMG where did you get those dachshund pajamas? So cute!

    • Caitlin March 10, 2013, 10:57 am

      I don’t know 🙂 they were a gift. Super cute though.

  • briana March 10, 2013, 10:41 am

    For some reason this post made me so happy!

    My Sunday thus far entails slowly waking up with coffee and Up with Chris Hayes. Pretty soon I’ll have to get moving–cleaning and packing for a short camping trip.

  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health March 10, 2013, 10:42 am

    Omg Henry in the onesie- too cute!!

  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health March 10, 2013, 10:44 am

    And his little voice!! Sounds like hes trying so hard to talk- such a cute baby boy!

  • Abby March 10, 2013, 10:52 am

    Sounds like a busy and productive day! I am also struggling with the time change and my little one….Quick question for you, how many nights a week would you say that Henry still wakes up in the night? I think I have this false misconceptioon that once you sleep train they will always sleep through unless very sick etc. but it seems like with all things baby it is always changing and there is no norm. My little one will sleep through some nights and is up others without much reason, she never eats int he night anymore, just curious what your experience has been.

    • Caitlin March 10, 2013, 10:57 am

      I would say once a week. I am pretty strict about it which I think helps a lot. H woke up last night beaause we had a big day yesterday and I think he was having too much fun to eat all his bottles. 🙂

  • Jenny March 10, 2013, 11:58 am

    I just have to tell you that Henry is seriously one of the cutest babies ever. I always look forward to seeing pictures of him in your posts! And that video of him saying “dog”….absolutely adorable!

  • Tammy Root March 10, 2013, 12:33 pm

    Great post — Am I correct in saying that there was no pumping??? Are you done, done???

    • Caitlin March 10, 2013, 12:40 pm

      I think so! I pumped a little last night.

  • Miranda @ Miranda Runs March 10, 2013, 12:37 pm

    Henry saying “dog” is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever heard! 😀 I didn’t even think about how daylight savings time affects babies and their sleeping schedule! I hope it didn’t throw you off too much!

  • Vicki March 10, 2013, 1:00 pm

    ahh!! His first word! That’s amazing. Extra amazing that you caught it on camera! Last night when we were looking a picture of a dog in a book, Cora turned and looked at our real life dog. It’s the closest we’ve gotten to word association. 🙂

    Oh, and WHERE did you get the wiener dog jammies?? Those are a must for next Christmas!

  • Ashley March 10, 2013, 1:20 pm

    That video is so adorable!

    So far my Sunday has included house cleaning, yoga, amazing French toast and coffee. Now I’m just waiting for my sister to arrive (she’s visiting for the night) and we are off to enjoy this 60 degree day 🙂

  • Cindy March 10, 2013, 2:14 pm

    I won’t tell you what time I got up. 😉 I dragged myself out of bed, my flatmate made us breakfast, and then we went out for coffee and errands.

    I do have to tell you that I just bought the same pet food bowl for my cat Molly (in the cat version of course!) 🙂

    I think my oldest niece’s first word was dog too. We all were expecting it to be the F-word, tbh!

  • Angela March 10, 2013, 2:21 pm

    What a productive morning! Henry is his little jammies kills me! Too cute!! My Sunday morning is a lazy one… I’m working all day so I’m taking advantage of this free time while I have it.

  • Carly March 10, 2013, 2:39 pm

    I love the video!! What a cutie! 🙂

  • Sara March 10, 2013, 2:51 pm

    As a dog lover, I love that his first word is “dog”! And the way he emphasizes the G is so cute! Do-G! That’s good you don’t feel bad his first word wasn’t mom or dad; my first word was “Ernie” as in Bert and Ernie, so I always felt bad for my mom. 🙂

  • Caitlin March 10, 2013, 3:08 pm

    Those pajamas are too cute!! I LOVE the video and adore that Dog is his first word!! I wonder what he’ll end up sounding like from the influence of both you and your husband’s very different accents. I have a brother who had to go to speech therapy when he was little b/c he wasn’t pronouncing his R’s and then they met my parents from Boston and put together that he was just speaking the way they do.

  • Susan March 10, 2013, 3:08 pm

    Is the Hus still helping out with Henry or did he have to work this weekend? Maybe you let him sleep in? 🙂

  • Caitlin March 10, 2013, 4:46 pm

    Henry is too cute to handle! I was really bummed today because I was super tired also (work this AM), and my run was less than stellar. I’m sorry you were tired today, but I feel encouraged knowing I’m not the only one beasting through the day after a poor night’s sleep!

  • Courtney March 10, 2013, 5:24 pm

    Henry is so cute… and awesome at talking! 😀

  • Amanda March 10, 2013, 6:07 pm

    Henry’s little pajamas are absolutely killing me. He’s such a cutie!

  • Melissa March 10, 2013, 7:13 pm

    The video is precious!!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 10, 2013, 7:56 pm

    I love that video of him saying dog!! That’s awesome!

  • LMN March 10, 2013, 7:57 pm

    yayyyy henry! cute cute cute.

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 10, 2013, 8:28 pm

    He’s adorable! My Sunday morning involved church and some time in the sun! Gotta get that Vitamin D 😀

  • Rebecca March 10, 2013, 8:47 pm

    My morning entailed waking up at 6:30, getting ready for church, getting to church about 7:30, a group meeting at 7:45, the band practicing around 8, grabbing food before/between 9 and 11am services, and leaving about noon. Then I left my dorm around 1 and got home by 3:15. 🙂

    Henry just keeps getting cuter! 🙂

  • Art @ Fit at Fifty March 10, 2013, 8:48 pm

    Neat pictures
    looks like you have a really good little helper.

  • Kath March 10, 2013, 9:03 pm

    Way to go Henry!!! Such great pronunciation!

  • Ashley March 11, 2013, 12:38 am

    I Love that his first word is “Dog”!!! 🙂 So cute! 😀

    This post was really lovely, thanks for giving us a view into your every day life like this! loved it!

    Hope you get some sleep tonight!!!

  • Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution March 11, 2013, 9:10 am

    Wow, he’s REALLY good at saying “dog”! Way to go, Henry!

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change March 11, 2013, 9:31 am

    It entails a long run, early, which was not fun with the daylight savings, and then a nice hot breakfast of oatmeal, and finally getting ready for a long day at work!

  • Kristin@Wounded Fawn March 11, 2013, 10:32 am

    I just opened a Cafe in Philadelphia, so now my sundays consist of getting up and showering,, feeding and walking the dog and then getting to the cafe early enough to start the coffee, brew the iced tea and start making soups for the day all before 8:30 am.

    • Bobbie March 11, 2013, 11:18 am

      Would love to know the name of your cafe since I am just outside philadelphia! Always love to support local businesses!

  • Sarah March 11, 2013, 10:40 am

    We had a horrible time trying to get our 11 month old to sleep last night, but once he was finally down he slept until 5:30, had a milk, and then back to sleep until 7:30. DST is kind of a nightmare.

  • BeepieRuns March 11, 2013, 11:19 am

    Such a cute nursery! Also, your black dog looks just like our dog. If my kids wouldn’t be so absolutely heartbroken I’d give her away in a skinny second. Nothing like finding out that you’re not a dog person until AFTER your family falls in love with the dog. Sigh. The things we do for our kids, right??

  • Katie March 11, 2013, 12:06 pm

    We have been SO lucky with the two time changes Roman has been through – he adjusts the next day likes nothing even happened! 🙂 It’s amazing 😉

  • Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire March 11, 2013, 2:46 pm

    I love that “dog” is his first word!

  • Liz March 11, 2013, 10:09 pm

    From an SLP grad student I LOVED hearing Henry’s first word! Thats a great start for how young he is 🙂

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 14, 2013, 12:22 am

    My Sunday mornings are always the same … sleep in … make a leisurely breakfast with my man … eat breakfast … snuggle. LOL!

  • Micaela March 20, 2013, 3:51 am

    HOLY MOLEY Henry saying dog is ADORABLE!!!

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