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A Day in the Life....

3:00 a.m.- 4:00 a.m.
Little Paul wakes up. I feed him a bottle (neither one of us has the patience for breastfeeding in the middle of the night), change a diaper and try to get both of us back to sleep....

5:00 a.m.
Daddy Paul wakes up for work, showers, takes Socks out while lazy dog Gabby stays in bed. Kisses us goodbye and leaves house by 5:30 a.m.

6:00 a.m.
Little Paul wakes up. Breastfeeds in bed. Change diaper and fall asleep holding baby in bed.


8:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
More feeding. Another diaper change. I hop in the shower, get dressed, change another diaper, dress the baby, try to get baby to sleep some more, take the dogs out. Consider making breakfast.

11:00 a.m.
Make coffee.

11:05 a.m.
Little Paul wakes up and wants to eat NOW. Breastfeed on couch. Put baby in bouncy seat to keep him at an angle to try to avoid spitup.

Noon
Change baby.  Reheat coffee. Toast bagel. Check emails while eating breakfast at lunchtime. Quick wash some dishes and try to straighten up the house a bit.

1:00- 2:00 p.m.
Tummy time for little Paul followed by another Mommy buffet. Falls back asleep after eating. Change baby, get peed on.



2:00- 4:00 p.m.
Baby sleeps for the most part. I try to eat a small lunch, enough to tide me over but not so much that I can't eat dinner when Paul gets home... Breast pump at some point as well so that Paul can feed the baby in the evening.

4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Play with baby, change baby, feed baby, swing baby, watch for Paul to come home from work..




6:30 p.m.
Daddy feeds baby. I sit on the couch and watch.

7:00 p.m.
Make spaghetti or something equally easy for dinner.

8:00 p.m.
Little Paul is still awake so Daddy has some tummy time with him. Bath time for baby if it's bath night.



9:00 p.m.
Another bottle and changing for baby, then Daddy goes to bed.

9:00- 12:00
Lay on the couch and watch t.v. Think of all the things I wanted to accomplish but didn't. Think that I at least got to take a shower and wash a few dishes. Consider writing a blog entry but decide that there's nothing particularly interesting to write about.

Midnight- 1:00 a.m.
Feed baby, try to get my little night owl to fall asleep. Turn off the lights, go to bed...

I guess you could say that this is our current "routine". It's about the same on the weekends except that Paul does some of the middle of the night feedings which is good... It's also a little easier to get some things done around the house as there's someone else on poo/pee/spitup duty... I'm hoping to be able to eventually shift some of this around so that I'm eating meals at a normal time but we'll see if that happens! I'm not counting on having any real routine until after the holidays when Little Paul is a little older and things are settling down a bit..

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