I did this once before back in February, but Faith's day is much different now!
6:00-6:30am: Faith wakes up. She usually has a morning conference with her stuffed animals in her crib, so I have time to hit the bathroom and get dressed.
6:45am: Faith has 8 ounces of whole milk in a bottle. She doesn't hold her own bottle, so I have to sit with her and hold it. I think she likes it that way. :)
After her bottle, she "helps" me make lunch and breakfast for my husband and after he leaves for the day, we head out for a run or a walk. In the stroller, she has a little snack container of Goldfish crackers and Teddy Grahams.
7:30-8:00am: Baby breakfast time! I try to vary this meal, but she usually gets something like a toasted English muffin with butter and fruit. Peanut gets at least half of the meal. If the dog is hungry enough, she'll even eat fruit.
8:30am: Nap time. At this point, I make breakfast for myself and then if I have more miles to run, I hit the treadmill. If it's a shorter run day, this is when I do that run as well. Pretty much unless it's a rest day, I'm on the treadmill during this time.
10:00am: Faith wakes up! Sometimes she wakes up very cranky, but after about 10 minutes, she's back to normal. I'm usually drenched in sweat at this point, but she doesn't care.
10:30am: Faith gets a bottle of 8 ounces of whole milk. After she finishes that, she usually has a few more ounces of water too. She gets thirsty from napping!
In between her eating and sleeping, Faith fits in a ton of playtime:
12:30pm: Baby lunch time! Usual selections include: macaroni and cheese, slices of ham or turkey, bread with hummus, fruit. She usually eats a fair amount at lunch time, but Peanut still gets some of it.
1:00pm: Nap time! This is when I shower (yes, I've been sitting around stinky all morning) and once I'm dressed, then I get to have lunch. My lunches are pretty ghetto (think plain leftover pasta) but I'm so hungry by this point, I just want something fast.
2:30-3:00pm: Faith wakes up! If she's not up by 3, I go and wake her because I don't want to mess up bedtime. Afternoons are already cranky times, so I'm willing to deal with a little extra crankiness to stay on schedule.
5:00pm: Baby dinner time.This is usually her worst meal of the day because she's cranky and tired. I try to only spoon feed one meal a day and I make it dinner just so she'll eat something and not wake up at 3am because she's hungry. The reason I restrict the spoon feeding is because I want her to be more self sufficient and she has the fine motor skills to feed herself, but she'd just prefer if I did the hard work for her. :)
Example dinner: She had a whole pouch of banana applesauce while I cut up and heated up her dinner. This is an unusual dinner in the amount that she ate. She picked at her lunch and was starving for her dinner.
|Grilled chicken with buttered pasta|
|Get in my belly!|
|Mommy, I almost DIED I was so hungry|
|It's a good thing I have two hands to shove food in faster|
5:30pm: Baby bath time! My mother in law pointed out that putting her in a warm tub right after she ate is probably why she's been pooping in the tub so often, but she gets so filthy from eating dinner that it doesn't seem like a good option to wait. Also, she's usually a morning pooper, so I always assume the chute is empty...until she proves me otherwise.
6:45-7:00pm: Baby bedtime. This is pretty simple process: I take her up to her room, I put her in her sleepsack, give her 8 ounces of formula (we're almost done with formula!) and then plop her in her crib. She is sleepy, but awake and then she falls asleep within 30 minutes or so.
After I put her in the crib, I make dinner and hang out with my husband. Last night I was fancy and even made lunch for Faith while I made dinner. I made this dough from scratch just because I'm fancy like that:
|The little baby pizza is so cute|
Then I go to bed at an embarrassing early hour (before 10pm). As you can see from our schedule, I don't have any time to snack. Faith literally loses her shit if she sees me eat. I have no idea why, but I can't really enjoy my food if she's screaming bloody murder. I keep hoping it's a phase, but if it is, it's a long phase. One day I plan on doing a post on my daily eats while training for the JFK 50, so I wanted to throw that out there so you all can understand why I eat three HUGE meals versus smaller, more frequent meals. :)
Do you have time to snack during the day, or do you rely on eating like a python like me? I used to be a grazer, but a baby has forced me to change my ways.
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