7:10am - Rise and Shine! I hear little squeals and babble and peak into Ethan's bedroom to find him playing with his soother, toy or toes. When he sees me he give me a huge grin, then scrambles to find his soother so he can put it in his mouth and look at me. I'm not sure why he needs to do that, but I let him :0)
7:15am - I feed him and change his diaper, and then we go downstairs to start our day. He goes in his Exersaucer while I brush my teeth, put my contacts in and grab something quick to eat.
(sorry no photos this month of him in the Exersaucer...sad face)
7:45am - Floor time. Ethan crawls around the house while I chase him. He plays with his Fisher Price Sing Along Stage toy, plus various other toys.
9:00am - Nap Time. He gets another diaper change, I nurse him, and he goes down for a nap. These days, he sleeps for a minimum of 1.75 hours. It's great....really great.
During this time, I clean the house, fix something proper to eat, shower, and go on the computer.
11:45am - Wake Up - Nurse - Diaper Change - Lunch (usually some fruit and a Mum-Mum). If I have to go out, this is the time we go do errands or visits. If not, we just play again.
2:30pm - Nap Time. Same routine as the 9:00am section ;0).
4:15pm - Wake up - Nurse - Diaper Change. Play time. Usually at this time, dad comes home and takes over for a bit so I can head to the gym, or go shopping alone, or whatever.
6:00pm - Nurse - Dinner. I always nurse before giving solids since milk is his main source of nutrition. He is now finally eating the foods I made for him - we are over the texture thing. So he gets a vegetable and sometimes meat (chicken).
6:30pm - Play time. We have quiet play time to wind him down before bed. Ryan cleans the kitchen and I play with Ethan.
7:00pm - Bath Time.
7:20pm - Nurse - Bedtime. If possible, I try to fit in a book to read, but he is so tired at this point, he just wants milk and his bed.
7:30pm - I usually do laundry, diapers, clean up the toys, shower, relax.
10:00pm - Pumping. I have been pumping every night for the last month at 10pm. I finally have a nice little stock pile of milk in the freezer. I was really running low, and then wasn't responding to the pump, but finally, it's taken charge and I can pump one feeding every night to store.
11:00pm - Bed
2:30am - Up for a feed. Thankfully these last a maximum of 7 minutes. So the extra 3 I use the washroom, get a drink and go back to bed.
5:30am - Sometimes he wakes at this time. I'm sure I can start working on eliminating this feeding because it doesn't really take much. It's just the effort that is required to eliminate it :0|.
And 7:30am comes again, and we start all over again.... :0)
So that is my day. It's very busy, very tiring, and soooo rewarding. Being a mom is the best gift that I could ever receive and I wouldn't change a single thing about it or Ethan.