Monthly Archives: April 2009

A typical day

Here is the outline of a typical day for Dylan at 6 weeks (thanks for suggesting this, Magdalena!):

Around 8 or 9 am: Wake up and feed

Nap in the cradle for 1-2 hours

Wake up and feed

Spend some time laying in the sun and kicking

Around 1 pm: Feed

Nap on my mom for about 30 minutes

Be very cute for a while

Scream for a while (it’s really good exercise!)

Feed

Nap for 1-3 hours in the bouncy chair

Wake up and feed

Observe the world

Pose for pictures or adoring visitors

Feed

Nap for 30-60 minutes in the swing

Be slightly fussy

Tummy time exercises

Feed

Be very fussy

10 pm: Finally, it’s pacifier time!

Mmmm…. pacifier

Feed

Around 11 or 12 pm: Get put in a disposable diaper and pajamas, swaddled with my arms down, and put in the co-sleeper

Sleep for 5-8 hours (aren’t my parents lucky?)

Wake up and feed

And repeat…

Throw in diaper changes every hour or so and some bouts of gas pains, and that’s a full day of work for a 6 week old!

More photos

Baby’s first beer!  (Don’t worry, no babies were harmed in the staging of this photo.)

Dylan stopped by to wish Otto and Sean happy birthdays and fell under some bad influences.
Dylan stopped by to wish Otto and Sean happy birthdays and fell under some bad influences.

Warm enough for Dylan to go outside and soak up some sunlight

Judy keeps him safe and warm.
Judy keeps him safe and warm.

Dylan is happy with our new President

"Change is coming"
"Change is coming"

Enjoying company during floor time

Meema and Dylan rest during his morning exercise routine
Meema and Dylan rest during his morning exercise routine

Predicting the “fountain of youth”

We’ve noticed a trend during diaper changes: he is more likely to <ahem> “void” during a diaper change if he’s been in a cloth diaper.  He rarely does so when he’s been in a disposable.  We hypothesize this is because he can feel the wetness so much more in the cloth diapers, and doesn’t want to increase that feeling.  While inconvenient for us now, I’m hoping this might help with future potty training.