Here is another installment of “a day in the life,” which I have done a few times now every couple of months.
Surprisingly, Logan is still eating at the same frequency, every three hours, and naps around the same times too. I have written before about how we followed the Babywise philosophy and strategy of eat-wake-sleep pattern and it really has worked for us.
6:30 a.m. Logan starts stirring in his crib, usually he wakes up happy so we leave him until 6:45ish during the week or 7 on the weekends.
6:45 a.m.: I get Logan dressed for school and I start his bottle. Jeffrey hops in the shower and then finishes the bottle while I get dressed for work. It’s teamwork for this hour!
7:15 a.m.: Logan plays in his Jumperoo (our best friend) while I run around gathering things for my day and his backpack.
7:40 a.m.: Everyone out the door. I take him to school and then go to my school.
At school, he has the same eating and sleeping schedule as he does on the weekends at home. He naps around 8:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. and he eats at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
He usually takes much better naps at home on the weekends, but at least he sleeps some at school. His middle nap is usually the best.
3-3:30 p.m.: I pick up Logan and go home and a busy afternoon begins of cleaning out his backpack, getting it ready for the next day, making dinner, getting Lily walked, keeping him happy, etc. It’s a busy few hours!
4 p.m.: Meal #4 for Logan. I enjoy it so I can sit down for a few minutes in the quiet.
4:30 p.m-6 p.m.: More of the same as before the bottle, running around, Logan is in the Jumperoo, maybe his crib to look at the mobile, we walk outside, play on the floor, practice his moving skills, look in the mirror, wait for dad to come home
6 p.m.: On the weekends, he eats real food now, but during the week, he does that at lunch at school.
6:30 p.m.: Bathtime! Usually Jeffrey is home for this and does his bath. Then we tag team again for the next hour. I hopefully got part of dinner ready earlier in the afternoon and then Jeffrey finishes it up. If we have nothing planned, he picks up dinner before coming home.
6:35 p.m.: Bottle #5. I do his bottle. We have the same nighttime routine as we always have–bath, lotion, pajamas, brush hair, lullaby music on, burp, bed.
7 p.m.: We just put him down on his back, give him his paci and lovey and say nite nite. Within 30 minutes, he puts himself to sleep with minimal fussing. Usually by the time we are done with dinner, he is asleep.
Then he sleeps until the next morning!