Hi Friends, Happy Friday to you and you!
My MIL (Cookie) is back in town to spend time with Soybean and it’s glorious
Before I get in to today’s post, many thanks for your word’s of inspiration on my 4 weeks postpartum update. I know I can be hard on myself, but also realize I am sabotaging myself hence the ‘harshness.’ Your words motivate me though and I plan to turn to them in times of feeling low
Now that my lil man is over 4 weeks old (1 month tomorrow!), we have actually settled into somewhat of a schedule. Go figure! This is what our typical day looks like:
900: Wake-up. Flip on coffee machine, sit downstairs with boppy and do first feeding
925: Set the bean in the boppy, grab cup of coffee, pump, watch Live with Kelly
1000: Eat oatmeal, read blogs, do ab work on the floor…maybe do tummy time for the bean (he hates it)
1045: Change bean into his outfit for the day (still wearing newborn clothes!!!)
1100: Bring vibrating chair into bathroom while I take a shower and get ready
1215: Feed the bean again (usually while eating protein bar)
1245: Leave for first excursion of the day (e.g. Target, Stanford Mall, grocery store, Starbucks, play date, etc)
330: Feed the bean (again)
400: Take Naava for a ~ 2mi walk (bean goes in Bjorn)
445: Vacuum, do laundry, dishes, emails (Sawyer is in the Bjorn or boppy during this time)
600: Feed the bean – he feeds more at night since he gets cranky
630: Start making some semblance of a dinner one-handed while drinking a glass of vino
645: Daddy comes home! Try to eat dinner between handoffs, catch up on our day, watch tv, etc.
815: Feed the bean again
830: Daddy goes for walk with Sawyer and Naava (momma enjoys quiet time)
1000: Change bean into night-time onesie (maybe a bath beforehand)
1015: Feed the bean one last time
1030: Go upstairs to read while daddy swaddles and cuddles bean downstairs
1130: Bean goes into bassinet
145: Wake up for a diaper change and feeding
210: Back to sleep
530: Wake up for a diaper change and feeding
600: Back to sleep
Talk about living your life around feedings eh?
He really is an amazingly good baby though. The longest he’s ever cried is about 10 minutes, but normally we can soothe him in a much shorter time.
We only have small windows for our excursions but this weekend we’re going to attempt a hike as well as going out for a restaurant dinner. Big steps for us, ha!
What rules your schedule? Oddly enough, it used to be my own ‘feedings’!
Big plans for the weekend?