Today we woke at 9am, though for the past few weeks (Orryn is 1 month old today!) we get up for the day around noon. Nurse, and diaper change (I am glad I set up a changing table, cause I use it all the time--I don't get how you do it if you change the diaper in bed in the middle of the night? I walk over to his nursery and change him on the table, it's easier for me that way--Orryn becomes a pee fountain pretty much every time I take his diaper off, it is easier to control the spray at the table, haha). Play for a bit on his gym mat or on my lap--maybe my husband takes him to play while I get breakfast (OJ, mother's milk tea (I made my own blend with herbs I ordered), cereal, fruit). By play I just mean we interact with him, sing, read a book, talk to him, play music (we got some Elizabeth Mitchell albums, they are so lovely and sweet and nice to listen to while nursing). Then he sleeps... Usually on me; I am lucky if i can put him down and he stays asleep. I need to get more used to babywearing--I did wear him at Jungle Jim's this weekend (it's a crazy, massive grocery store with everything under the sun) in a ring sling from Sleeping Baby & felt like I had it on right for once.
While he nurses I browse on the iPad or read a book or watch Netflix... Baby Orryn nurses a lot throughout the day. Usually I sit in bed, in the rocker in the living room, or on a chair at the dining room table while I edit photos / chat with my mom on my laptop. Sometimes it seems like he nurses nonstop (cluster feeding, I guess). If I manage to stash him in the swing or with husband for a good twenty minutes or so I do laundry, or get dinner ready so we can eat it later (or my husband makes it if I can't get to it). Maybe I take a shower / brush teeth & wash face at some point. Try and do a sitz bath.
I think we need more of a bedtime routine because as of now it's very haphazard, we just continue nursing/changing/playing/sleeping until about midnight. Then I go to bed and he lets me put him down on the bed next to me... Waking about every 2 to 3 hours to nurse and be changed. Last night we went to bed a little earlier and I turned all the lights off, except this one lamp we have that isn't very bright, and read him a book and nursed him and he fell asleep a little deeper. I think I will start giving him a bath or at least a sponge bath before bed, too.... & oh, had to get a night light for our bedroom, it was too dark in here without it. We also run a box fan all night; my husband's mother did it for him when he was a babe and now he can't sleep without it.
I am taking my road test next Wednesday (for my driver's license) & I am excited to start going out a little more. There is a story hour for newborns at the library & I want to go to some babywearing meetings, and go yard sailing and for walks and etc...
Edited by persephassa - 5/30/12 at 9:09am