(This post was written way back on Tuesday Sept 21st)
I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get back to my blog. Well, Okay…I really can. You would too if you knew what it has been like around here. A very wonderful sort of crazy! A lot of updating needs to happen. Baby girl needs a proper introductory post, but I did not want that to keep me from just hopping back on here. Currently typing during baby girls first forced nap. I fed her a snack, walked her up the stairs and put her in the swing, and walked away. This only has the possibility of working because she was already tired. This is the first part of operation ” Put Baby on a Schedule.” Because dude, (reference for my fb friends) it’s time! Nothing scary here, just hoping for at least two naps a day from her (which would be a HUGE improvement), less “snacks” and better “meals,” and some contented play time here and there.
Update- SHE HAS BEEN SLEEPING FOR 2 HOURS! I may have happened to try to put her on a schedule on one of her occasional sleepy days, but I will take it!
Here is an approximate schedule/order of operations I will head towards when possible. I will adapt it as I see what is working best for her and us.
Dry cereal and cup of milk while watching a show for twinners (if up earlier than I want to start official breakfast.)
Breakfast for mama
Play a little
8:00-Make and start real breakfast and put twins in chairs.
Feed baby while kids eat
Get kids more food, continue with feeding
8:45 Get twinners diapers changed and dressed and put in play area to play.
Change and dress baby
Go into play area with all 3 to read and play
9:15- Give baby “snack”
9:30-Put baby down for morning nap upstairs
Put a load of laundry in and lay one out
Play with the twinners, work near them, or do a craft or project with them, give out vitamins, go outside, etc.
Feed baby when she gets up
Change twins diapers
11:50 or 12-Feed them lunch
12:50 or 1 Nap
Feed and try to get baby to take another nap based on when she got up from morning nap
Try and rest (rare)
3:00 (at least 1 kid almost always up by this time)
Diapers 3 X
Snack for tots
4:00 Activity or play area time
Prepare for daddy to come home
Dinner (feed baby)
Play, go for family walk, run errand, etc.
Check on laundry status
Have kids help pick up
745 ish-Feed baby after getting her ready for bed while daddy helps get twinners ready for bed
devotions and then kids down
9:00 Usually down time for us
10:00 Babies last feeding
10:30 (or a bit later) BED