These are my favorite kind of posts to read! I’m super nosy and love to know how everyone else fills their days. Truthfully, my days look A LOT different than they used to and it took some adjustment. I’m still coming to terms with being okay with where I’m at right now and being present in the moment with Grayson, whatever that looks like. All days don’t have to be “productive” — sometimes, the best days are spent just playing with him and lots of cuddles.
So here, we go…starting at 3:30am…
3:30ish – nurse Grayson and goes right back to sleep. We’ve come a long way in a couple months! This middle of the night nursing session used to take almost an hour and now he eats and goes back down in under twenty minutes.
5:30am – Grayson fusses briefly. I let him fuss for a few minutes before sending Adam in to shoosh him back to sleep.
7am – Up for the morning! Feed Grayson and read the bible on the She Reads Truth app. Working my way through Hebrews right now! Adam makes me coffee while I nurse.
7:30 – 8:15am – playtime! Adam plays with Grayson before he leaves for work, then Grayson hangs out in the bouncy seat while I eat breakfast. We usually read a book or two.
8:30am – Change diaper and strap Grayson in the car seat while I pump his bedtime bottle. After pumping, he is usually asleep and we head out to Stroller Strides. Grayson takes his first nap of the day in the stroller while I work out.
10:30am- I finish Stroller Strides, wake Grayson up and nurse him in the backseat of my car before heading home.
10:45-noon – Lunchtime/playtime!
12-2pm – Grayson naps in the crib and I shower, get ready and catch up on emails. If he wakes up early, I try to shoosh him/get him to go back to sleep three times. If on the third time, he doesn’t fall back to sleep, I take him out and call an end to nap time. Sometimes he sleeps for 40 minutes, sometimes he sleeps for 2 hours. It varies every day.
2pm – I nurse Grayson then he hangs out in his bouncy seat, playpen or swing for an hour.
3pm – Grayson goes down for another nap in his crib and I clean the house. When he wakes up, we usually run errands…grocery store/farmer’s market/ect.
5pm – Nurse Grayson for his “supper” feeding. After he eats, he usually hangs out in the playpen that I set up in the kitchen while I start making dinner.
6pm – Strap Grayson in his swing for a 40 minute catnap. While he naps, I continue to work on dinner.
6:45pm – Grayson wakes up, usually with a vengeance! He has the tendency to be fussy in the evenings, so right after he wakes up I usually put him in the stroller and we walk around the neighborhood until Adam gets home at 7:10.
7:30pm – Adam and I give Grayson his bath. I put him in his jammies, warm up his bottle and hand him over to Adam who gives him his last feeding and puts him to bed. While that’s happening, I’m busy finishing dinner, picking up the house and setting the table.
8pm – Grayson is asleep. Adam and I sit down to dinner, have some wine and enjoy each other’s company!
8:30 – 10pm – Lately, I’ve been doing these crazy canning projects at night after Grayson goes to bed. Last week, I made hot pickled okra, spicy pickled green beans and plum jam. Tonight I may do peach salsa!
10pm – We go to bed, monitor on next to me.
* we follow the Moms on Call method! Baby schedules are a hot button topic and I’m not looking for a debate in the comments. This is what works for us. Something else might work great for you!