A Day in the Life...

This may bore you, but I just felt compelled to give you a little Henry schedule- specifically for you newer Moms that feel like your kid will never nap more than 25 minutes or sleep through the night. I do not feel like I was very good at getting Henry on a schedule- I was a babywise dropout (or revisionist, to say in the least) and I feel like our schedule was always shifting & always changing.

But here's what our schedule looks like at 14-months old...

6:30 a.m.-6:45 a.m. Rise & Shine (This is so much better than it used to be...until about 2 months ago, he always woke up at 5 something...)

6:45 a.m. diaper change, breakfast, let the dog out, you know, morning business stuff

8:00 a.m. Four days a week, we head to the YMCA, about a 2-minute car ride away. I like to go super early because Henry is the 1st kid in there and most kids don't arrive until later on in the morning. It's much less crowded. I am not a serious worker-outer but I do feel like Henry does better in there when we consistently go.

9:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m. NAP #1

11:15 a.m. lunch, go to the park by our house, play with the water house, etc.

2:00 p.m.-3:15p.m. NAP #2

3:15 p.m. play, go on a walk, eat supper, take a bath, maybe go visit a friend, etc. and so forth

7:40 p.m. go upstairs, take vitamins, brush teeth, wind down

8:00 p.m. Lights Out! (this is an hour later than it used to be but, hey...it's summer!)

Obviously, our schedule still moves around...we go to playgroup on Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30 and some days the napping is longer or shorter, but for the most part...it seems to have somewhat evened out! (Why am I writing this? It's bound to all change now:)!)

I just remember being so stressed about Henry's sleeping and napping and wondering what I was doing wrong or how I could make it better and there is hope! And light at the end of the sleepless tunnel. Now that I'm pregnant, I often nap during one of Henry's naps. (and I lurve it!) I'm not sure what adding a newborn to this mix will entail but, for now, I like our schedule.

The end.


CaseyWiegand said...

girl that is an awesome schedule! somehow i have aiden going to bed at 11 pm every night!

Our Family said...

It looks like he has a great schedule!! Doesn't it feel like a HUGE accomplishment to finally have consistency and sleep! : )

The Tylers said...

Don't worry! Yes, it will get hairy with nap time( I was and still am a nap natzi! And I too still take naps with them, I need them) but it'll work out where you'll find a way to get them napping together atleast once a day. Mine now only take 1 nap but they take it at the same time. Being flexible is hard but it's also required of us! Your doing a great job Camille!

Marylou said...

I think with the second you won't feel so much anxiety about all that schedule stuff! It'll be great! Plus it sounds like H-dawg is doing so good with his little routine! You guys are ready!!