Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Baby Talk: Our Schedule

Today I'm linking up with one of by best blog friends, Kristin, for her new weekly link-up, Baby Talk. 
Since I'm fairly new to this whole mother thing, I thought it'd be fun to participate and what I've learned in my almost four months of being a Mommy and hoping that I can learn a little from you other Mommies too.

I got the idea for my first post from one of my other favorite bloggers, Holly.  She suggested, "Now that you have Eli, I think you need to do a day in the life post. When you work/workout/etc."

As some of you know, I am currently working from home.  I love it because I get the best of both worlds.  My co-workers have been great filling in the areas where I needed to get things done at work, so that I can just work from home.  Some days it's harder than usual, but that's ok.  I love being able to work from home and be with Eli as much as I can.  

So, here's a peak into a day in our lives...

5:30am - Wake up call to get my butt to the gym for a run.

6:45 - 7am - I'm always back home before 7am because Eli usually wakes up soon after I get home.  At 7am, I rush to get a shower and hopefully dry my hair.  This way Fred isn't rushed trying to get ready for work.

7:30am - Eli is usually up by now and has a 6oz. bottle

8-8:45am - Eli plays on his mat and we play "roly poly" (where I roll him from his tummy to back and back to tummy). 

8:45am - Eli goes down for a nap on his tummy in his crib.  This nap can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.  If he wakes up early, he plays on his mat or swings for a bit.  This is also the time I answer work emails, make phone calls, do some housework and try to finish getting ready for the day.  The first load of laundry also starts at this time followed by the first run of the dishwasher. 

10:45 - 11am - Time for another 6oz bottle.

11:30am - 12pm - He's usually done eating and we start to get ready to run our errands.

12pm - 2pm - I try and get him out during this time to get errands done.  I also eat sometime during this time.  I also answer emails or make calls for work during this time.  Eli may or may not fall asleep for a little cat nap during this time.

2 -3pm - Eli has another 6oz bottle. 

3-3:45pm - We play, read a book and work on sitting up.  If it's a nice day, we try and get out to take a walk during this time. 

3:45 - 4:45pm - Eli goes down for another nap in his crib.  I don't close the blinds and I don't put the sound machine on.  This nap can be anywhere from 1 hour to 2 1/2  hours.  I check emails again.  Eli might wake up from this nap and want a 2-3oz snack. 

6pm - I try to have dinner on the table at this time (on nights I cook) or we go to eat around 6pm.  Eli is awake, but is quiet.

7:30-8pm - Bath time. Fred and I do this together.  He jokes that he gets the top (head and hair) and I get the bottom (the body). It's one of my favorite times of the day.

8-9pm - Fred always feeds Eli another 6 - 9oz bottle. During this time, I invoice customers and take care of any loose ends from work.  After Eli eats, he falls asleep on my chest then Fred will put him to bed.

9:30-10pm - We put Eli down and I'm almost always in bed by 10pm.

If we're lucky (and here lately we have been), Eli will sleep until 7am.  Then we do it all again...

We let Eli set his own schedule and I am sure as he gets older, this will all change.  But at almost 4 months, this is his schedule. I am, in no way, an expert on baby scheduling, but this works for us. 

Are there any topics you'd like for me to discuss throughout this link-up? 


KRISTIN said...

YAY! Thanks for linking up! :) So great that Eli is sleeping through the night...makes life so much easier, doesn't it? I always love seeing the daily routines of other mamas.

Kristen :) said...

I wish Morgan had slept through the night this early! Don't get me wrong, she sleeps like a champ now but I would've loved this kind of sleep when she was that little!!

Michelle (michabella) said...

I love babysitting for people who have schedules for their kids :) That's nice that you have time to go for a run in the morning and can work from home!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

It sounds like you have the schedule down pat! I admire you waking up at 5am to workout and for working throughout the day. It sounds like you stay busy!

Carolyn said...

That sounds like a great schedule!! :)

Delta Daisies said...

What a great schedule!

Shari said...

Sounds like you have a very full day, but somehow you manage it all. I'm impressed! :)

Holly said...

Miss Multitasking at her finest! Wow... I was hoping you got an hour nap in there somewhere. :)

I've also seen where some Work from Home moms have someone come to their house a day or two a week to give them a break. You're pretty impressive.

And... I just noticed you hit the BIG 1000 on the right!!

Leah said...

Love this post. Busy days, just wait until he's on the move. I have a day in the life post planned for Thursday =-)

Meagan said...

You got lucky with that sweet little boy! Sounds lovely!

Mateya said...

Sounds like a great schedule! I am so happy to hear that Eli is sleeping through the night for you guys!

I have to laugh at the bath comment, so funny! I love when we do bath time together too...such a fun time! said...

I think M is trying to condense her naps into 2 long naps like your kiddo does. It's driving me crazy because she's all over the place right now---we also do baby-led scheduling. She's just over 4 months and has taken 4 naps for nearly 2.5 months. I work from home and it's been a challenge to manage her recently since she's trying to make some changes to her schedule

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

This is really interesting! As someone who doesn't have kids its a cool insight into what a new mommy's day is like. BUSY!! This may not be any of my business but do you think you'll go back to work full time, or still deciding?