Updated Routine

Not quite a year ago, I shared my regular routine. I did end up working at the local paddlesports shop and my schedule on those days was to get up around 6:30 AM, eat breakfast and peruse the interweb, hop in the shower at 7:30 AM and then leave the house to arrive at work at 8:45 AM or so. I worked until 5:30 PM and then headed home for dinner and time with husband. I worked several days a week up until the arrival of Bebe and post-parental departure, Bebe (now 12 weeks old!) and I’ve settled into a nice routine that looks something like this…

  • Wake up at 7 AM and immediately nurse Bebe – Lately, husband’s been bringing Bebe to me while I’m still in bed and Bebe and I cuddle while he eats
  • 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM – Change/dress Bebe, dress myself, play with Bebe and eat breakfast while Bebe gets in some solo play time
  • 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM – Bebe naps and I exercise, shower, catch up on world events, drink tea, tidy house (read: do laundry, unload/load dishwasher, put away shoes, etc…), and recharge my batteries for next play time. Every day is slightly different and definitely doesn’t include all of these things each day
  • 10:30 AM to Noon – Bebe eats and then play time
  • Noon to 2:00 PM – Bebe naps and I continue working on tasks from earlier nap time (see above) including eating lunch
  • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Bebe eats and then play time
  • 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Bebe naps and I continue working on tasks from earlier nap time (see above). If I go for a walk instead of exercising at home, it’s during this time frame
  • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Bebe eats and then play time
  • 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Bebe naps and husband and I cook and eat dinner
  • 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Bebe gets a bath, gets dressed and fed, and then goes down for the night
  • 8:30 PM to bedtime – We clean the kitchen, read books/watch TV, and then go to bed. Bedtime is generally between 9:15 PM and 10 PM
  • Between 1 AM and 4 AM – Bebe wakes up to be fed and I’m up with him for about a half hour

Husband is still going to the gym most mornings and for that, he gets up at 5 AM. Depending on how late in the morning Bebe wakes to eat, I sometimes slip into the guest room for my last few hours of sleep so his alarm clock and gym departure don’t wake me (too much). Also, Bebe doesn’t always nap for the full nap times so his waking times are squishy, but we stick pretty firm to the feeding times unless he’s completely inconsolable.

Let’s close out this post with a picture of adorableness: