A Day In The Life

I have been getting some questions about our daily routine and Emmie’s ‘schedule’.  I use the term ‘schedule’ loosely … although we aim for a routine there are some days where things don’t go according to plan.  And that’s to be expected with a baby.  BUT I thought I would share with you our ‘schedule’:

4/5AMish: Em wakes up for a quick morning feeding – we both go back to sleep

7AM:  I get up.  This gives me enough time to make a quick breakfast and read a couple of blogs.  Usually.  Sometimes I sleep longer.

7:30AM: Emmie wakes up and eats.  She likes to wake up slowly so normally she is happy hanging out in her swing.

9:00AM: Nap.  Normally taken while I am working out at the gym.  She typically sleeps 45 minutes to 1 hour.

10:00-11:30AM– Emmie eats at 11:00.  The rest is play time.  We play on our play mat, read books, or do tummy time.

11:30PM/Noon: Emmie goes down for her afternoon nap.  This one usually lasts 1.5-2 hours.  I eat lunch, do chores, and relax a bit.

2:ooPM– Emmie eats

2:00-4:00PMish–  Emmie gets up.  It’s play time again.  We go on a walk with the dogs, play on our play mat, sing songs, etc.  

4:00PMish– Short catnap.

4/5:00PM– Chris gets home.  Daddy/baby time commences.

5:00PM– Emmie eats and then plays more with her daddy

6:00PM – Dinner for the grown ups.

**I try not to let Emmie sleep for more than hour past 6:00.  

8:00PM– Bath and bed time.  After bath we sit in her glider and eat and say her prayers.  I put her to bed in our room in the pack-and-play (we are slowly transitioning to her crib).

Hubs and I get some time together downstairs before heading to bed ourselves.

10:30PM– I feed Emmie one last time before I go to bed.  This ensures that she (and I) gets a good 5.5-6 hour stretch of uninterrupted sleep at night.

There you have it!  That’s our day in a nutshell.  We get out of the house everyday which I think is great for my sanity and Emmie’s acclimation to the big world.  Tons of snuggles and play time thrown in the mix.

The biggest thing I have learned when ‘scheduling’ my baby is not to panic when things derail.  At the end of the day she is a baby and she is going to do what she wants to do … I’m just along for the ride … and I am loving every second of it :)

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4 thoughts on “A Day In The Life”

  1. I have no idea how you arrived at the conclusions in the last paragraph, that has taken almost 10 years of parenting for me. Love the pink (hot pink) outfit. Enjoy her, she's adorable.

  2. That picture of her yawning is to die for. Also, this is really helpful! Hopefully Caleb and I can get into a workable routine soon.

  3. Emmie is a doll! I'm with everyone else — that car seat yawning picture kills me. So cute! Her schedule sounds really similar to Jake's — although I'd toss a lot more "ish" in there haha. We're still working things out that way, but he's definitely becoming more predictable.

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