A Day in the Life August 2019

I am starting a new blog series to share a little slice of daily life once a month. Here’s my “day in the life” for August 2019.

Life lately has been slow in the best way. As we catch up with friends and family after the newborn fog, I get asked a lot about what we’ve been doing. Honestly, we don’t “do a lot” in the sense of going places. I do, however, have full days of taking care of a 4-year-old and a 5 month old. Some days go by super fast and other days I’m staring at the clock and wishing my husband was home already. My babies are the reason I picked up a camera in the first place. They keep me going on this photography journey. They inspire me to capture beauty in our every day.

What I want to remember most right now

There are so many great things about life right now and so many things I wish were different. I’m at that phase of parenthood where I wish my kids were older, but also wish they would stay little forever. My 4-year-old is going through a phase of night waking that’s been really wearing on us. You would think my 5 month old would be the one getting us up at night, but nope! We created a visual schedule for her bedtime routine and visuals for helping her get back to sleep. So far, it’s going a little better. It’s funny that I wouldn’t think twice about making visuals for my kids at school (I’m also a speech-language pathologist), but making them for my own child took me way too long to do.

There are days that I wish I was my husband and got to leave for work. There are also days where I can’t imagine missing these little moments during their day. My older daughter sat with my baby today and told her how she wished for a sister and that her wish came true. It fills my heart to no end to hear these words from her. These days, we enjoy lots of snuggles together and usually get out of the house at least once a day for a small adventure like the library, a park, or the children’s farm. Working around baby nap times is hard most days, so this summer has been low key.

I go back to work part-time in 2 short weeks. I’m not ready, but I don’t think a parent is ever really ready to leave their children. I’m thankful for the 5 months I’ve had off, but it’s never enough. It’s hard to say what going back will be like, but I’m hoping for the best. It will be hard. I will be sad, but I hope to figure it out as I go. I thrive on routine, so once we settle in I think we’ll be fine. Wish me luck!

A day in the life August 2019 by Nikki Shefchik Photography
A day in the life August 2019 by Nikki Shefchik Photography
A day in the life August 2019 by Nikki Shefchik Photography
A day in the life August 2019 by Nikki Shefchik Photography
A day in the life August 2019 by Nikki Shefchik Photography
A day in the life August 2019 by Nikki Shefchik Photography
A day in the life August 2019 by Nikki Shefchik Photography
A day in the life August 2019 by Nikki Shefchik Photography

Thanks for reading my day in the life for August 2019! If you’d like to know a little more about me click here.

This post is part of a blog circle of photographers around the world. Each month we share a slice of our life through our documentary approach to photography called Our Documented Days. Anna is next, so follow the circle and see what the other talented photographers have been doing.

Any advice for me as I navigate motherhood going back to work with two kids? What helped you? I’d love if you left a comment below!

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6 thoughts on “A Day in the Life August 2019”

  1. A day in the life sessions are my favorite 🙂
    I tried with my own family in the past, including myself because you know… we are always invisible to them in the pictures. I must say that I totally failed!
    You have beautiful images and I can relate to your own feelings. I don’t think there is a recipe to cope with it, just leaving one day at the time. I’m a full time working mom with two kids and it’s hard, I can’t deny it. I think that’s very important to arrange some time for yourself. In my case, my camera and being part of photography projects like this do the job.
    I wish you the best of luck!

  2. These are beautiful memories. Going back to work is always so hard but also always feels like you never left lol. Good luck on getting into your groove once you’re back.

  3. I love the sweet sibling moments so much <3
    To be honest I found it much harder going back to work the second time around. But you find your groove and find your new normal. Some days you really miss being with them all day, then other days you are SO glad for the break, lol. You got this!

  4. Good luck with your return to work! I have my first day back tomorrow. I have a 6 month old, 2.5 year old, and 4.5 year old, and this is the longest I’ve gone without working. Part of me is so ready and the other part is having a hard time believing she’s 6 months old already. You will fly!

  5. Loved seeing your beautiful day in the life photos. Will be looking forward to see how things are going for you next month when you are back to work and the new routines that brings about.

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