May 8, 2015

Day in the life (with 3 kids)

I love reading other people's "Day in the life" posts and I love looking back at my own to see what life was like.  I did one a month before having Kase, when Kyla was about 1 1/2.  You can read that one HERE if you want.  I also did one when Kase was 2 months old.  That one is HERE.

Oh, how easy life was with only two, haha!  Here is our day last Friday, May 3rd with a sweet, but attention-loving 4 year old, a wild and crazy 2 1/2 year old, and a needy 6 week old.

12:15 - Kenley wakes up, I feed her, change her, and get here back to sleep around 1:15.

4:00 - My cute little wake-up call is ready to eat again.  Some random nights she will sleep until 4:00 or 5:00 and we get like 5-6 straight hours of sleep.  But this particular night, she was up a lot.  I got her back to sleep around 5:00.

6:15 - Just as I'm finally falling back to sleep, she's up again.  Yay.  I feed her, change her, and she went right back to sleep.

6:30 - Tyler gets up and gets ready for work.

6:45 - Kyla and Kase are up and Kase is sitting at the table demanding some food.  I always have their milk cups full and in the door of the fridge for the morning.  Because a lot of times I'm feeding Kenley and they want their milk right away.  So Kyla knows it's in there and gets it out for her and Kase every morning.  Kase gets a new diaper and some breakfast (cereal on this particular morning).

7:15 - Tyler leaves for work.  Kyla and Kase watch some cartoons and play.  I take some time to check Facebook, Instagram, etc. (and that morning take a selfie apparently).

8:45 - Kenley eats again, gets a new diaper and I get her dressed.  I make some breakfast for myself and Kyla (cereal).  She doesn't like to eat right when she wakes up.  I get myself and Kase dressed and a new diaper on him.  Kyla dressed herself in this...

9:45-11:00 - I put Kenley in her swing while I pump.  The kids play.  I put a load of laundry in.  I unload the dishwasher and clean up from breakfast.  Kyla and Kase play nicely together in the toy room for awhile.  A lot of times during this time we will go outside if it's nice or go for a ride if it's cold or rainy.  But we were going to meet Tyler for a picnic lunch at the park so we just hung out inside.

11:00-11:30 - I feed Kenley again and then pack our lunches for our picnic.  I change Kase's diaper, change Kyla's clothes (no wearing princess dresses to the park), get everyone's shoes on, make sure Kyla goes potty, and we're out the door by 11:30.

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch and playing at the park.

1:30 - 4:30 - We get home, I change Kase's diaper and put him down for his nap.  I feed Kenley and change her.  Kyla chooses Toy Story for her movie during rest time.  I rock Kenley to sleep and put her down.  Kyla fell asleep on the couch so I laid down and actually fell asleep for awhile.  Can we just take a second to talk about how amazing it is when I can get all three to sleep AT THE SAME TIME?!  It rarely happens, but it does, it's freaking awesome!

4:30 - 6:00 Kase wakes up first and wakes Kyla up on the couch.  Kenley was kind of in and out of sleep so I got up a few times to feed her and rock her back to sleep.  I also ended up getting a terrible migraine.  We just hung out until Tyler got home around 6:00.  We had leftovers for dinner, but I just had some toast because I was really nauseous.

We woke up to some fun packages on the front door.  I ordered these prints on Etsy and framed them.  They will hang above her crib once she moves into her bedroom.

Another Etsy purchase was this headband and bow holder.  I realize these probably aren't hard to make, but I'm the least creative person ever, and I just don't have the time right now.  And it was much needed!  I want to hang it in Kenley's room since it matches perfectly, but Kyla wants it in her room.  We'll see :)

We also got a few things from Gymboree.  I had some Gymbucks so decided to get some swim suits and a new dress for Kyla.

6:30 - 8:00 - We played out on the screened in porch for awhile since it was so nice out.  Kenley ate again around 6:45 and then I took a shower and dried my hair.  We started baths around 7:30 for all three kids.  Kase watched an episode of Mickey, Kyla played on the iPad for a bit and Kenley wanted to be held (per usual).  Tyler and I usually take turns taking her during this time because she's pretty fussy, but we don't want her to go to bed yet.  She does doze off a bit in our arms most of the time though.

8:00 - 8:30 - We get Kyla and Kase ready for bed (brush teeth, go potty, read stories).  They share a room and do a really good job of going to bed.  There's usually a little bit of talking and laughing, but overall, they do great!

8:30 - ??? - Tyler gives Kenley a bottle while I pump.  He usually holds her to sleep and then puts her to bed.  Sometimes she's down by 9:30.  Sometimes it's 11:00.  While he's doing that, I fold my laundry, start the dishwasher, get the kids' milks filled and wash my pump parts.  Usually by the time I do that, Kenley is asleep and Tyler puts her in her crib.  I usually go to bed shortly after.  Tyler stays up and watches a little TV and takes some time to himself.  I think he deserves it!


  1. I'm tired after reading that! Lol

    Love the etsy stuff--cute!

  2. You are a rockstar momma!! I don't know how you do it all, but you do it well! :)