Our Schedule

After three months of David Michael being in our lives I finally feel that we have somewhat of a schedule. David Michael has not been the easiest baby, which has made it much more difficult for me to make a schedule. However, if you know me at all you know this has been killing me! I am very much type A and want to have a time schedule for everything. Here is what our typical day looks like lately...

12:30 - 1:30am: He wakes up for his first feeding of the night. Due to his breathing troubles his daddy would stay up with him until this time, until last week. We would stay up with him to make sure that he continued to breath. We were just given a sleep apnea mat and we now can lay him down in his crib, so we do not have to stay up with him any longer in the evening. After I feed him I have to hold him up for an hour to make sure he does not spit up his entire feeding. (literally!)

3:30 - 4:30am: He wakes up for his next feeding of the night. I hold him up for an hour.

6:00 - 7:00am: He wakes up for the day. I try to make him wait to eat until 7am, sometimes I am successful and sometimes I am not. After this feeding, I also pump so I will have milk for future use either in his cereal or for a bottle. Grace usually wakes up somewhere in this time period too. Somehow I attempt to change diapers, make breakfast, eat breakfast, dress children and most importantly grab caffeine!

8:30am: Around this time I am usually able to get David Michael to take a nap. I attempt to clean up breakfast and spend some alone time with Grace. David Michael usually will sleep for exactly 30 minutes.


10:00am: Nursing time for David Michael again. Before he gets hungry, I try to have a snack ready for Grace and something to entertain her, either an art project, blocks or a movie. After he finishes eating and while Grace is still occupied I am usually able to squeeze in a quick shower before chore time. This is also the time period if we need to run errands we will.

11:30am: Nap time for David Michael, which really is wonderful timing because I am usually able to make lunch for Grace and I and at least eat a few bites before he wakes up.

12:45pm: Begin getting Grace down for her afternoon nap. Since David Michael arrived, sadly she has not been taking a nap very well? However, I do make her stay in her room for an hour sleeping or not.

1:00pm: David Michael nurses again. I hold him up for an hour (like I do after every feeding).


2:00pm: David Michael goes down for around 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours. Grace gets up and it is mommy and Grace time. Usually we are in the kitchen working on dinner before daddy gets home.


4:00pm: David Michael is up and hungry again, more food for him. Usually Michael gets home sometime after this and oh how I am so glad to see him! We all rush to see him and this momma breathes a sigh of relief that I have made it another day! We always eat dinner as a family and attempt to catch up on each others day.

6:30pm: Bedtime is underway. Grace usually gets a bath (if she didn't get one earlier in the day) and we head to her room to read books and pray.

7:00pm: Grace is laying down for bed and David Michael is nursing. (Daddy and Mommy are trying to keep our eyes open.)

8:00pm: This momma is in bed! Michael takes over David Michael duty, they have father son time.

I know this schedule is pretty detailed, but that is how I roll. I don't always stick to the exact nap schedule for David Michael, but I do stick very strictly to his feeding times. I find that it makes life easier for me! It leaves a lot of the guess work out for me.

I am hoping soon David Michael will start to stretch out his nighttime feedings to just one feeding at night instead of 2-3. (hey I can hope can't I!) 

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our crazy, wonderful life!

2 comments:

  1. Wow. What a day! I'm a super scheduled type a person too! But a schedule with 2 looks like there's never a break! I live for nap time ha ha you're an awesome mama!

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    1. It is a busy day, but I would not change it for anything!

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Hi! I'm Katie. Wife to Michael. Mom to Grace, David Michael & Emma. Christ Follower. Runner. Stay at home mommy.
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