Diary of a Mum – Janelle

As a mother, your day can pass so fast yet you can still wonder what you have actually done with your day. So I asked some mums on BellyBelly to keep a diary of their day, so we could all see a typical day in the life of a BellyBelly mum!

Janelle

Janelle is a part time stay at home mum and has one son, Matthew who is 8 months old.She also helps out on BellyBelly as a moderator.

5:30am

Awake to alarm. Jump out of bed to get a shower in before Matthew wakes up. He wakes just as I get out of the shower, dress and get Matthew. Changed him then give him a breastfeed.

6:30am

Take Peter (husband) to train station and back home, feed the cat and dog their breakfast.

7:00am

Playtime for Matthew, today is starting to stand by himself! So he spends a lot of time holding onto me. Try reading him a book, he isn't interested. He wants to keep standing!

8:00am

Starting to get a bit grizzling for something to eat. I give Matthew his breakfast, yummy banana rice cereal mix with stewed apple.

8:30am

Matthew's down for his first nap of the day, he does fight it for a few minutes as he usually does. I zoom around the house hanging washing out, cleaning kitchen, getting dinner ready.

9:00am

Time for a coffee and BellyBelly time. Also catch up on phone calls.

10:00am

Matthew wakes up, change him and give him a breastfeed.

10:30am

We have a walk and play out in the garden. I try and get out there everyday with him, spend most of the time telling the dog to stop trying to lick Matthew!

11:45am

Matthew grizzles again, time for his lunch. Today it is sweet potato, carrot and corn cooked and mashed together. He is still hungry so give him a peach yoghurt.

12:00pm

I have my lunch, Matthew plays on the floor with a couple of toys while I have a baked potato with salsa and cheese.

12:30pm

We are going to the plaza to get a few things so I get Matthew ready, get me ready and get Matthews bag ready, all this takes 30 minutes

13:00pm

In the car finally to the shops. It takes me forver it seems to get a carpark. I remember that it is a Monday and that is Senior Citz's day at the plaza, they come by the busloads to take advantage of the 10% discount they get for the day.

3:00pm

Matthew is napping in him pram so this is a good time for me to head to Gloria Jeans and grab a latte. I read a magazine, he is awake after 20 mins. We head to the parents room for a change breastfeed.

4:00pm

Supermarket to get a couple of things.

4:45pm

Back in the car and off to the train station to pick Peter up from work

5:45pm

Back home!

6:00pm

Matthew has his dinner, Pete feeds him and I organise the cat and dogs dinner,

6:15pm

Pete gives Matthew his bath. I do final prep of our dinner, get washing in, fold it, iron my uniform for the next day ( I am working and Pete stays home).

6:45pm

Matthew is handed to me for his last breastfeed for the day.

7:30pm

Matthew has zonked it, I put him to bed. Pete and I have our dinner and catch up on our day.

8:00pm

I jump back on BellyBelly while Pete cleans up after dinner, he then gets onto the laptop to do some work of his own.

10:00pm

Am very tired so hit the sack.

 
Last Updated: December 8, 2014

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