Typical Day

12 to 1 am: prep items for getting ready for bed.

1 – 2 am: feed baby, change diaper, put baby back down to sleep, clean feeding supplies

2 – 4am: spend half an hour to 45 minutes trying to go back to sleep, sleep, wake up and feed baby again.

4 – 5 am: feed baby, change diaper, put baby back down to sleep, clean feeding supplies

5 – 7 am: spend half an hour to 45 minutes trying to go back to sleep, sleep, wake up, feed baby again.

7 – 8 am: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies

8 – 9 am: get out of bed, play with/talk to baby, dress baby for new day

9 – 10 am: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies

10 – 11 am: move furniture around so that baby can be close to me while I shower, shower, put dirty clothes from previous night in laundry room, eat “breakfast” if time permits

11 – 12 pm: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies

12 – 1 pm: nap with baby if possible, otherwise, clean house – laundry, dishes, pick up items around the house

1 – 2 pm: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies

2 – 3 pm: cleaning up the house a little more, get items for dinner out and ready for Elle, get ready to pick up Elle, pack diaper bag, eat “lunch” if time permits

3 – 4 pm: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies

4 – 5 pm: pick up Elle from daycare

5 – 6 pm: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies, play with Elle

6 -7 pm: make dinner for Elle, feed Elle, eat dinner if fussy baby permits, calm fussy baby

7 – 7:30 pm: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies

7:30 – 8 pm: give Elle a bath, play with Elle

8 – 8:30 pm: read Elle a story, calm fussy baby, change diaper

8:30 – 9 pm: listen for Elle stirring, calm fussy baby

9 – 10 pm: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies

10 – 11 pm: calm fussy baby

11 – 12 am: feed baby, change diaper, clean feeding supplies

I spend on average 3 hours of every 24 actually feeding the baby. This doesn’t include when he falls asleep on the breast and I let him stay there for a little while making sure he’s really done eating or when he decides to fuss for a while during a nursing session. I change approximately 12 diapers a day and do at least one load of laundry. I get about 4 solid hours of sleep if I’m lucky and eat about two real meals. In the rare event that I’m able to make it out of the house before having to pick up Elle, I enjoy a lunch date with friends or visiting family or co-workers.

I’m looking forward to the 4 to 6 hour stretches of sleep Rhett’s supposed to start doing around 6 weeks (again, if I’m lucky). Hopefully, I won’t need to wake up to pump if he sleeps through a feeding.

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2 thoughts on “Typical Day

  1. Hmm.. I had to look around the room to make sure you were not here and writing MY story! Oh my, Olivia and Rhett are definitely in tune right now. I find myself actually planning on when I’ll be able to go to the bathroom! Meals? I try. And for the past two days the new thing is armitis. AAAAAAAH!!!

    You seem so organized, too. I guess it’s a necessity with two kids. I still have lots to learn. 🙂

    • I had to look up armitis. LOL. I get it now. Yes, Rhett definitely has a case of armitis also – so bad I’ve even made a trip to the restroom (in my own house, not even in public) holding him.

      The sling has REALLY helped though. I can pop him in the sling and he doesn’t fuss anymore unless he’s really gassy or hungry. It definitely helps and allows me to get more done around the house. You should look into getting a sling if you don’t have one already.

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