Here is a typical day for us during the week:
John's day usually begins around 7:15, after he's slept for 12 hours at night. (Yes, you read that correctly: since the beginning of January, John has been sleeping through the night for 12 straight hours!!! Hooray!!! Seriously, John has NEVER EVER slept this long at night. NEVER! I thought he used to sleep this long back when he was three months old, but I just checked his first-year baby calendar and saw that the longest stretch of sleep he ever got then was about 10 hours. Needless to say, Mom and Dad are very pleased with this new trend and -- due to this addition of some much-needed nighttime shut-eye -- have become much more productive people during the day.
After John wakes up, I nurse him, and then we play in the playroom for a little while. He usually hangs out in front of the bookshelves looking at all of his books. Around 8:15 or 8:30, he gets in his highchair for breakfast. Mom sneaks in some breakfast at this point, too. John ADORES breakfast foods! He always has some type of cut-up fruit (i.e. banana, mango, grapes, strawberries, pears or apples) along with a grain. We alternate between multigrain cereal mixed with yogurt or prunes, cut-up waffles or pancakes, and puffs/Cheerios. With his breakfast he also has about two ounces of juice, which helps with his constipation. He has an additional two ounces of juice at lunch for the same reason. (John started using his straw cup for its intended purpose -- i.e. not as a chew toy -- about three weeks ago!)
When we get back from our errands, it is just about time for John's one nap of the day. (Now that he sleeps so long at night, he only wants one nap a day unless we happen to be driving somewhere in the afternoon, in which case he falls asleep in the car.) I nurse him and then put him down for his nap around 11:15. The length of his nap varies widely. Some days he sleeps only half an hour, other days he sleeps for nearly two hours. During his nap, I am always running around trying to get as much done as possible, since I never know when he'll wake up.
John gets a diaper change when he gets up and then we get ready for lunch. John usually has a "deconstructed sandwich" for lunch: some cut-up turkey and Colby Jack cheese and half a slice of whole wheat bread. He is OBSESSED with cheese, which is pretty surprising, given that he gagged on it and shuddered from head to toe the first few times I served it to him. He has a cut-up veggie sometimes as well.
Immediately after dinner, John gets his bath. He loves playing with his new stacking cups (and watching them drop over the side of the bathtub), but his turtle temperature gauge and yellow squirting starfish are faithful standbys. Then he gets his pajamas on and we have storytime in the playroom. He is very tired by this time at night and can be pretty fussy. As soon as 6:45/7 rolls around, he is ready to nurse and go to bed. Lately he's been out for the night by 7:15.