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A Day in the Life – Photo Journal

A Photo Journal is such a fun way to document your life.

I read a lot, on the internet, books, manuals, etc, and I find a lot of stuff that I can either use here, on Baby Doodah! or in my own personal life. Recently, I was reading through the archives of a favorite blog of mine, Fat Mum Slim. She has a blog post full of ideas for blog topics, 50 to be exact. There are several that I’ll probably use and write about in the future, but today I am doing a post in pictures.

I took a picture every hour from the moment I woke up, to the moment I went to sleep. It was really tough deciding what in that hour was worthy of a photo, but I somehow managed. 😛 So without further adieu…

A Day in the Life – Photo Journal

photo-journal-14I wake up at 4:45 am. When I first wake up I don’t give a crap what my hair or anything else looks like. Since I cut my hair short, this is how I wake up. HAHA


The majority of the time, I spend the 5 o’clock hour either blogging, responding to emails or scheduling Tweets for throughout the day.

photo-journal-11Throughout the 6AM hour, I’m busy drying my hair, doing my make-up and getting dressed. I just got this new vanity mirror last week, and I am totally in love! I had previously been using a small compact mirror, but at Christmas my brother’s girlfriend and my sister were talking about how they love their large mirrors, so I went ahead and splurged on a nice lighted one. It’s awesome!


I was not driving when I took this picture, I was parked.

The majority of the 7 o’clock hour is spent driving around. Typically Emmett and I leave the house for day care and work around quarter after 7, and I am just rolling into the work parking lot around 8 am. I remember when my commute was 20 minutes! 😉


8 AM, I’m getting my computer booted up, and settling in for a day at work.

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After settling in, answering any pressing emails and getting into my groove, at 9 AM I have a delicious cup of Joe.

I don’t think I’ve shared one of my Christmas presents yet, Emmett (Seamus) got me this adorable mug! I had asked for a mug that said mom, or something like that, but Seamus really outdid himself with this beauty from Shutterfly. Under the center photo it says, “My Momma is the BEST Momma.” I look forward to drinking out of it every morning.

photo-journal-4Around 10 AM I am more than ready for a snack. I had some yummy hard boiled eggs and hot sauce, I love hot sauce!!


11 AM almost came and went without a picture, I was banging out some work.


Noon brought my yummy lunch! And yes, it is my same old delicious salad. 🙂


I had back to back meetings at 1 and then at 2 PM.


At 3, I treated myself to some delicious Trader Joe’s Chocolate Hazelnut cookies, and coffee. Yum!

I didn’t snap a picture during the 4 o’clock hour. 🙁 It completely slipped my mind.


I took this as I was leaving work. It was a long, busy day!


6 o’clock was playtime!


7 PM brings bath and goof around time.

photo-journal-15Food prep! As soon as Emmett’s in bed and all tucked in, I’m off to the kitchen (around 8:30) to pack my food for the next day.


I spent the 9 o’clock hour watching the Season 2 finale of Dexter, and editing pictures.

And then finally, it was bedtime at 10:30. I was completely exhausted and didn’t even think to take a picture. You’ll just have to imagine what I look like sleeping. HAHA

Your turn!

I’d love to see your day in photos! Feel free to share your posts in the comments below.


A Day in the Life

A few blogs that I follow have been doing “day in the life” posts and I thought it would be fun if I did one too. If you want an example of another “day in the life” post, you can check out Healthy Tipping Point.

4:40 – 4:45 AM – My alarm goes off and I remark to myself that I think I’ll go sleep for a bit on the couch. I’d love to stay in bed and snooze a few times but Seamus has a hard time getting back to sleep after my alarm, so snoozing it repeatedly isn’t fair to him, so I get up.

Once I’m up I realize that I’m not actually as tired as I felt while still in bed and can use this time to get some things done.

5 AM – I’m wide awake now, and flipping through Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest or trying to catch up on reading some blogs. I’ll also occasionally write a blog post, but not this morning, a little too slow mentally.


5:20 AM – Hop in the shower. I always try to get in and out before I wake Seamus up at 6, that way once I’m in the bedroom again I can dry my hair right away. With it being shorter, it air dries quickly and if I don’t handle it right away it looks messed up.

6 AM – Head into the bedroom, wake Seamus up, blow dry hair.

6:10 AM – Do make- up and hear Emmett starting to stir on the monitor. I’ll usually let him roll around and sing to himself for a bit before getting him, unless he’s bawling, then I get him (or Seamus gets him) right away.

6:20 AM – This begins my whirlwind of dressing, styling hair, packing bags, brushing teeth, walking back and forth across our house about a million times, ensuring I haven’t forgotten anything and finally loading Emmett into his car seat and heading out the door.


7:15 AM – We are on our way to school. Typically Emmett falls asleep on the ride in, sometimes he’s mad and just shouts the whole way. This morning, he was nice and content and dozed within minutes of us driving away from our house.

7:50 AM – Arrive at day care. I drop him off, put his sippy cups of milk in the fridge, take him over to the younger baby room because his normal teacher his helping with breakfast. Get him buckled into his high chair, open a banana for him and chit chat with the teacher for a few minutes.

I realize I’m already running late (I have a meeting at 9 that I need to prepare for), I give Emmett about 20 more kisses and head out the door.

8 AM – Even though I’m running late, it’s Monday and what better way to start the workday than with a Venti Iced Coffee from Starbucks? So I stop and order just that with a shot of vanilla and 1 cream. Perfection!

8:15 AM – Pull into work and hustle in with all 4 bags I have. Normally I only have 3 but since I decided to workout during lunch today, I had a fourth one with my gym clothes in it.

8:20 AM – Begin the extensive login process to my computer and other necessary systems. Bunker down and get to concentrating on what needs to be covered in my 9 o’clock meeting.

9 AM – I have a series of morning meetings which all go smoothly and then I’m back at my desk trying to get through all the new work that I have since being promoted. All stuff I am enjoying doing, but I am trying to work on my time management since all of my old jobs had hard and fast deadlines that were a long distance out, and now my deadlines are ever changing.

11:30 AM – Emmett is still nursing and I’m still pumping once a day, I head down to the lactation room for my one pumping session.

12:15 PM – Get changed, go for a 5.88 mile bike ride. Come back and eat my delicious lunch, a salad with chicken, hard boiled egg, blue cheese crumbles and sunflower seeds and 2 locally grown plums.


2:30 PM – Another meeting and it also goes well. The rest of the work day is spent trying to get through everything, I do a pretty good job and knock some big things off the ‘to do’ list.

5:15 PM – Leave work, head to pick up Emmett.

5:35 PM – Get to day care, find out that he had tripped earlier in the day and has a big bump right above his eye. He’s fine, it looks worse than it is but I still feel bad for the poor boy.

6:20 PM – Get home, IMMEDIATELY change and head outside with Emmett while Seamus cooks our dinner, burgers and corn on the cob tonight.

6:45 PM – Sit down to eat. Seamus is an amazing cook and his burgers tonight are no exception, I savor every single little bit.. Yummy!

7:15 PM – Play time! We all hangout in Emmett’s new play room and play with his toys and every so often our sweet boy will climb up in our laps and cuddle. Such fun!

7:35 PM – Emmett’s bath time, then lotion, book, nursing and finally bed.

8:15 PM – I fill my water bottle and sit down to work on this post. Phew!!

9:15 PM – Seamus and I will usually watch something on TV. Currently we’re watching Dexter, starting from the very beginning. We are two episodes in, Micheal C. Hall plays such a good creep.

10:15 PM – In bed with my iPad, reading some blogs.

10:45 PM – Time to Crash! Zzzzz

Are you as exhausted from reading that as I am from living it?! Life is so so busy right now, but I would not change a single thing!


Your turn!

What does your “day in the life” look like? Are you a snoozer, or do you jump right out of bed?

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