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A Day in the Life Caring for Baby While Pregnant

I love reading “Day in the life” blogs….so I thought I’d write one of my own. This is what a typical day looks like for me:

These days I am just plain exhausted. I crave sleep ALL THE TIME.

I’m peacefully sleeping, drooling and dreaming, when I’m woken by sounds of baby talking to himself from the monitor. I rush to get up, stand up, and feel the room spinning and my head throbbing. Morning sickness then starts to kick in. I go to the bathroom and then fall asleep on the toilet for ten minutes. Then I’ll go and make a bottle of formula and go greet baby Valentino. I’ll pick him up and attack him with kisses.

I’ll then feed him his formula. After his feeding I’ll wait for him to burp and then I’ll change his diaper and clothes. I will then leave him in his room to play for independent play time.

I’ll then go downstairs and eat breakfast, which is usually 2 apples, that must be either honeycrisp or pink lady. I am an apple snob. My husband will also join me for breakfast (as he works from home).

I then go back upstairs and nap for half an hour, and then get up to feed and change baby again. After servicing him I’ll take him into the bedroom with me and lay down with him. This makes for good cuddle time. Then he will take a nap for about an hour. While he is napping I nap as well, but as soon as I start to fall asleep, he wakes up. This always happens and I can’t stand it.

Then it’s lunch time. I’m too exhausted to cook, and I’m not that enthusiastic about eating. So hubby orders a pizza and I reluctantly have one slice. While we eat lunch together, baby joins us at the table in his high chair and we all eat together. I’ll either heat up some baby food that I made earlier in the week, or give him rice cereal with some fruit mixed in.

After lunch it’s baby’s nap time. This nap will be about two hours long, so I’ll get to nap and actually fall asleep as well. I will sleep for however long baby sleeps.

Then he will wake me up, and a very groggy me will go and service him again. After I service him I’ll read to him and play with him.

Then hubby will finish working and we will then invite my mom to come over with dinner (as again, I am too exhausted to cook). While waiting for my mom and sister to come over, I’ll put Valentino in his stroller and we will all go out for a walk, along with Sir Edward. During our walk, Sir Edward will lead the way, and will every so often look behind him to check on us. Sometimes he will walk alongside Valentino’s stroller and will keep looking up at him. Then he will circle us. He has this habit of circling us while we walk him. We researched this and apparently he is doing this to protect us from all those predators out there. He is hilarious.

After 20 minutes of walking we will usually have to turn back as I start to feel sick.

When we get back home, I’ll hand Valentino over to hubby and then I’ll nap some more. About two hours later hubby will wake me up saying my mom and sister have arrived with dinner. A very groggy me will get up, go downstairs and eat dinner with everyone, while at the same time feeding Valentino in his high chair. Afterwards, my mom and sister will leave and we will get ready for bed. We have a whole bedtime routine that takes around 2 hours, and hubby does all of it. It consists of feeding Sir Edward, loading and running the dishwasher and cleaning the counters. Then we bathe Valentino. He loves bath time. He splashes bubbles everywhere and he has recently figured out that he has a peepee and points at it. It’s SO funny. After his bath, I will dry him while hubby goes and takes Sir Edward out and the trash out. Then I will feed Valentino a bottle of formula and then read him a book. After his book I’ll put him in his crib with a stuffed animal, brush his teeth and gums, and kiss him goodnight. I’ll then clean his mess of a room and then turn on his spotify classical music playlist on the ipad before leaving. I want him to have sweet dreams with Vivaldi and Brahms in the background.

I’ll check him from time to time on the baby cam, and will hear him jibber jabbering to himself. Once he is asleep I will shower, have a cup of tea, and get ready for bed. I’ll usually be fast asleep by the time hubby finishes working and comes to bed. Then I’ll wake up the next morning and do the same thing all over again.

I typically do not sleep this much in any given day, but pregnancy is not very nice to me. It drains me of my energy, bombards me with sickness and leaves me defeated.

About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.