In the spirit of New Year’s Eve and inspired by Darlene’s fun blog Baby Costs Money, where she tracks how much money her family spends on their youngest child to see how it compares to the suggested $245K, I want to review what actually happened here in 2016 – quantitatively.
Let me caveat this with saying these are my best approximations, not exact numbers unless it was an obvious or easy calculation.
So, let’s see how I and my 3yo and 11mo spent our time. Hint: it seems a majority of it was spent with a baby at the boob or a dirty diaper being changed. Surprise, surprise!
And let’s dive in …
3,420 diaper changes
2,610 breastfeeding sessions
912 cups of coffee poured for me
730 cups of milk poured for Toddler
365 times Toddler asked me to help her put on Cinderella Barbie’s dress/shoe (minimum)
360 times I wiped someone else’s poopy butt on the toilet (Toddler’s, not Husband’s)
300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made
285 times I pumped milk for Baby before I went to bed
150 night wakings from Baby
104 library books borrowed
75 pureed baby food cubes made
49 Baby poop blow-outs
31 requests by Toddler to listen to The Nutcracker Suite (since Dec 18th)
25 night wakings from Toddler
13 potty accidents by Toddler
11 sippy or straw cups used
5 teeth eruptions
5 at least 5-hour-long car trips (with two kids!)
3 car seats used
3 pair of Toddler underwear destroyed and thrown away during potty training
2 strollers used
1 new baby born
1 toddler potty trained
1 tired mom
Holy cow!!! That surprised even me!
So … how do you and your little ones stack up?!