Friday are my blessings. I look forward to this day all week, because I get to have that one day with Luca. Our day starts at 6 normally. He has potty time, when he usually sits on the potty, does the smelly business while looking at pictures in all his books. Funny, I know, but this is now a routine. I change him from his PJs and then we normally have breakfast. It can be bread and butter, oatmeal, milk and cereal or cheese. I have coffee and think of what I would like to get done that day. Around 9 we could go to the gym (babysitter service included in the gym subscription) but this rarely happens since it is also the time Luca gets sleepy (he’s been up from 6 remember) and then it’s nap time for him. I usually listen to a podcast while cooking or prepping things for lunch. Today I made lasagna. He might nap until 10.30-11 am. Once he is up he gets a snack (what the Swiss can Z’nuni): can be cucumber or other veggie, or just a cracker. Then it’s play time. Lunch happens after 12 and once we are done we either play at home or go for a walk. All depends on the weather. I like to also drive and go for grocery shopping on Fridays afternoon. Depending on how much sleep he got in the morning he will take a second nap in the afternoon. It can be in the car or in the stroller. He loves to nap while on the move. 4 o’clock is snack time. He gets fruits. Usually it’s banana, apples, pears. But last week he tried strawberries and loved them.
In the late afternoons it’s again time to play. Daddy comes home, dinner plans are made. He eats dinner around 7 with us. Bath time is every other night around 8, after which he has his bottle of milk and he goes to bed. I normally feel exhausted on Friday evenings. The week gets to me and my bed time is after 10 but there are days in which I would hop in bed at 9. I know…way too early, but I need my sleep.
So here it is, a day with Luca. I never thought I would love being a mama so much. Every day is filled with so much emotion and life that I wonder how were my days before Luca was here. Fun fact: when he was a few months old I would find myself dreaming of the days when I could just leave the house without having to plan and rethink the whole logistics of doing so with a baby attached to me. Now I don’t miss that freedom anymore. I might miss a long morning in bed from time to time, but our lives now are so much more than before. And this more is what gets me going every day.
My favourite pictures of the three of us are the ones below. We rarely get a picture with the 3 of us, usually is just Traian taking pictures of me and Luca. Thank you Emilia for being there that day and for taking these cools snapshots of us 3.