Friday, August 19, 2011

Whew! What a Rollercoaster!

This stay-at-home mom thing is a real rollercoaster! One minute we're in smooth waters and the next we're plummeting down, down, down!

We've had lunch though and Little Bird is napping. Hallelujah!

Here's a basic rundown of the day:

8:00am - I get up.
8:30 - I get LB up, diaper change (other dipes changed as needed) and then bottle
9-11:30 - play time, tummy time, Baby Einstein, rocking, basically I entertain him for 3-4 hours
11:30-12:30 - usually a nap
12:30 - lunch time! bottle
1:00-4:30 - usually LB naps most of this 4-hour block, sometimes he's up and we play, but usually it's nap
4:30 - early dinner bottle
5:00-8:30 - playtime with Daddy, Nana & Poppa or some combination thereof; downtime for Mommy!
8:30 - late dinner bottle
9:00-10:00 - wind down; cuddle time in bed with Mommy and Daddy
10:00 - bedtime
3:30(ish)am - middle of the night bottle

Eating times are fairly set, but every now and then we have to make a quick adjustment. Take today for instance, his 12:30 lunch bottle became a 12:10 lunch bottle. And he took longer to eat today because he got so wound up before I could get his lunch fixed, so he ate until almost 12:45. Which is fine because then it covered his "real" lunch time. He's been on an every 4-hour schedule since birth. It started in the hospital and we've just kept it up. During his first week of life, we also kept to it at night, but by the time he was 10 days old he was over his birth weight and we went to a "baby-led" schedule at night. Within a week and a half we were down to just 1 feeding at night, but I still fix 2 bottles for the fridge just in case!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! Yes, I know I am wayyyy behind but I've barely been on at all. And I kept meaning to get on here and send you congratulations! Your little one is tooo adorable! And he sounds like a really happy and healthy baby with a great schedule already! I'm impressed!!! HUGS!

  2. Love reading the baby news! I can't believe that he is already almost a month old! So awesome.
    Are you feeling better yet?

  3. I enjoyed reading your schedule and comparing it to mine. Sounds like your doing a great job!