I truly have the best job in the world. I feel I am finally able to use my God-given gifts to their true potential! While I am very excited for the next stage in Bailey's life, I am thoroughly enjoying the laughter, self discovery and responsiveness this stage has brought! This schedule is to give you an idea of just how much fun I have each day!
6:00 am - Bailey Wakes. I pump while Michael and Bailey have some bonding time.
6:20-6:40 - Feed Bailey while Michael and I do our morning Bible Study.
6:45 - I shower while Michael feeds Bailey her morning cereal.
7:15 - Bailey and Mommy time while Michael starts to get ready for work.
8:00 - Michael leaves for work, Bailey takes a short 30 minute nap, I have some quite time for my personal devotions.
8:30 - Bailey wakes up and plays until 9:00. I spend this time cleaning the living room while she plays alone.
9:00 - Second feeding of the day.
9:30 - Play time. We usually do a mix of floor time, dancing and reading.
11:30 - Second nap of the day for Bailey. I take this opportunity to start laundry, do dishes, clean the bathroom, pay bills, start getting supper ready, and other housework.
12:10 - Michael and I share lunch together while Bailey sleeps.
12:55 - Michael leaves for work and Bailey begins to stir.
1:00 - Feed Bailey Milk and some veggies!
1:45 - Reading time and more floor time.
2:30 - Bailey plays in her high chair, walker and/or choo-choo train (a laundry basket with toys in it......we often "chug" along the house at rapid speeds while Bailey laughs hysterically.) I use this time to make supper and set the table.
3:15 - Bailey takes a short 30 minute nap while I continue supper preparations or more housework.
4:00 - Feed Bailey.
4:30 - Reading time in her Bedroom.
4:50 - I begin last minute preparations for supper while Bailey plays in her "Choo-Choo train."
5:25 - Michael comes home for the day.
5:45 - Supper time for Michael and I.
7:00 - Feed Bailey for the 4th time.
7:30 - Change Bailey into her pajamas and have some quite play time (no loud toys) We dim the lights and keep the TV volume on low if it is on.
8:00 - Read with Bailey.
8:15 - 8:30 - Bed time for Bailey.
8:30 - Unwinding, reading, straitening up the house a little.
9:00 - Time in bed reading with Michael.
9:10 - Lights out for me.
10:00 - Bailey wakes, we console her, back to bed.
12:30 - Bailey wakes, let her cry and she puts herself back to sleep. It takes me about 20 minutes to fall back asleep here....very frustrating!!
2:00 - Bailey wakes up, we console her for a bit and she falls back asleep.
4:00 - Bailey wakes up. Sometimes she needs a diaper change and then will fall back asleep, other times she just lost her pacifier and goes right back to sleep.
6:00 am.....we begin again!
Of course, this fluctuates from day to day....but we try and stick to this schedule as much as possible.