the normal routines, the everyday mundane tasks,
the moments i usually don't think about photographing,
because they don't seem special.
i really want to remember this time in my life,
being a first-time mama to a sweet baby,
because it truly is special.
photos can hold more than just memories for me.
they can encompass such strong emotions.
i got about halfway through my day,
and had to ditch the camera when things got a little busy.
so here is part 1 of a day in my life.
violet goes to sleep at 10pm, and wakes up for a snack at 6am.
she sneaks into our bed, and then she sleeps in until 10am.
she seriously wakes up THIS HAPPY every morning!
in this photo, she is spitting all over me. silly girl.
i eat a LOT since i'm breastfeeding.
2 hardboiled eggs, a cran-bran muffin top, blueberries, and a whole mango.
violet had a pureed banana.
she just started on fruits, after having only vegetables for the first month.
this is where she "hangs" out while i get my shower.
little v LOVES spending time outside.
we water the plants everyday.
some days we weed the garden or trim back the plants.
i love when our bougainvillea is blossoming like this.
we have lots of rosebushes.
they are a pain to take care of,
and i'm still learning how to handle them,
but they sure are beautiful.
violet takes 3 naps a day.
this is when i try and get a little work done.
even though it's summer, i am still corresponding with my students.
and here is a typical lunch for me.
vegetarian chicken patty cut up in whole wheat pita bread,
with cheese, lettuce, hummus, and a sprinkle of lemon juice.
my favorite veggie chips, carrot sticks, and pink lemonade.
here is violet on her playmat, keeping busy while i eat lunch.
she loves her activity center too.
she can keep herself entertained pretty well.
then we take her daily walk.
she is so calm and quiet, taking in all the sights & sounds.
snack time for mama.
remember, i am nursing baby girl every 2-3 hours.
i pretty much have to eat that frequently too.
lots of water all day too.
we play together and she climbs all over me.
and then i try to get some photo editing done.
while changing her diaper, i realize she wants to play with the diaper caddy.
lately, her favorite toys are ordinary things around the house.
so, after about 10 minutes of editing photos,
i turn around and see what a cute little mess she has made.
so, the camera and i made it to around 4pm.
6 hours of the day covered. not bad, right?
thanks for following along :)
we'll work on part 2 of a day in my life sometime soon.