A Day in the Life…

5am – 7am : Anytime during this range, you wake up. And 9 times out of 10, you are just cooing and talking to yourself in your crib. Sometimes I can tell if you are just content and just hanging out, which I then just let you chill in your crib for awhile or other times I can hear you are grunting and groaning because you are on your tummy and can’t roll back over.

7:00am – 7:30am : I get you out of your crib and you are soo happy and excited to see me. This truly makes my morning seeing your face light up when you see mine. We do a quick diaper change and I get the boppy and we go into our bedroom and sit on the bed to nurse aka your breakfast. During this time, Daddy starts to stir and wakes up.

7:30am – 8:00am : I set you down in the play area in our bedroom nook and you love to roll around and play in your rainforest play gym. I get up and shower. Daddy keeps an eye on you while I’m in the bathroom getting ready for the day.

8:00am – 9:00am : We are both up getting ready, shower, shave, getting dressed, and play time with you.

9:00am : I leave for work. I pack up with me everyday, the pumping equipment, my lunch, and purse and any other items. I feel like a bag lady leaving each day and hauling all of this back and forth.

9:00am – 9:30am : Daddy gets you dressed, changes your diaper and gets you loaded up in the car to head to school.

10:00am – 10:30am : You arrive at school.

11:30am : You generally eat your first 6oz bottle around this time.

12:00pm – 2:00pm : Take an hour nap

2:00pm – 4:00pm : Eat your second 6oz bottle, and sometimes take a 2nd nap.

5:00pm : I pick you up from school.

5:30pm : We get home, unpack, start dinner, diaper change and unwind/play.

6:00pm – 6:45pm : Eat dinner, and we watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

6:45pm – 7:30pm : Depending if you get that 2nd afternoon nap you tend to get a bit cranky by this time. We head upstairs, you get a bath and changed into footed jammies and get a 6oz bottle before bed.

7:30pm – 9:00pm : Bottle washing, pumping equipment washing, generally kitchen clean-up, laundry, finish up on office work, relax and get ready for bed.

10:00pm – 11:00pm : I try to be in bed and asleep.

2:00am – 3:00am : On a good night, this is the only time wake up during the night. I come in, pick you up and we nurse and rock in the glider. On a bad night, you wake up at 11pm, 1am, 3am, 6am….