Monday, April 19, 2010

Anna's (Rough) Daily Schedule

As a new parent, I crave for a routine, a schedule.

For example, baby wakes up at 6:30am, gets a bottle, naps until 9:30am, gets a bottle, plays/stays awake until noon, gets a bottle, naps until 3pm, gets a bottle...

The thing is sometimes my day are really like that! And when that happens, I love being a temporary stay-at-home-mom.

However, sometimes baby will throw me a curve ball and I run around the entire day like a madwoman. She fusses, she refuses to be put down, and she throws up everything she eats.

Days like those make me want to end my maternity leave early.

I mentioned it before that Anna needs to work on her sleeping habits, especially at night.

I think I am starting to see a pattern.

She gets her last bottle any time from 9:30-11pm. She wakes up between 1:30-3am for a bottle. And again between 5:30-7am for a bottle. Basically, at night, she lasts 4 hours between bottles.

I am fine with this, even more fine with it whenever she falls RIGHT BACK TO SLEEP after a feeding - however, sooner rather than later, I would love to see her skip the 1:30-3am bottle. Apparently, you can train your baby to do that...or you can just wait until the baby grows out of it.

Anyway, this is just little Anna's rough schedule for the day. I will occasionally update when I see improvement.

Until we get all the kinks ironed out, I am just glad that hubs' mom is here (almost) daily to help out.

So no matter what Anna decides her schedule is for the day, from 11 to 3pm, I get my alone time, my mama-only time, my blogging time. It's the time when all is good in the world.

Update 4/22: How to SUCCESSFULLY teach a baby to sleep - 3rd ed and How to Maximize a Baby's Sleep (0-4mths)

3 comments:

  1. Full-time working mamaApril 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    wow, 11-3 alone time every day?:) You are a pampered mama! Now we know how come you have all this time to blog!

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  2. I would like to have Anna's schedule :)

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  3. @ Intense Guy: Haha, now that I think about it, me too!

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