Things had gotten a tad out of control around here (remember the baby monster blog?)
So, Audrey turned 6 months old and we got things back on track (aka- got out the baby log book from the early days of tracking Audrey’s schedule, updated myself with a little baby wise reading and reworked her daily schedule.) There has been a huge difference in Baby and in Mommy. I guess I didn’t realize this first time learning that just because you have things working, time would go by, baby would change and a whole new set of things would be needed. Audrey had gotten in charge and things had gotten out of hand. So now…here is what is working (with a big emphasis on now…because now I know.)
Now she gets up around 6:45. Nurses and eats her food. Plays and then goes down for a nap at 9. (She sleeps anywhere from an hour to 2 hours.) Nurses again at 11. Plays. Naps somewhere in this time (not so exact) for usually about 45 minutes. Nurses and eats food at 3. Plays/goes for a walk/naps with me in the hammock/spends time outside. Has a bath. Bottle at 7 and to bed around 7:30.
And it has really helped things. She is happy happy again. Which means I am. And we still get to snuggle because I didn’t want that to go away. All the time in the day isn’t spent on feeding or trying to get her to nap. Life with the 6 month old baby is back to normal. We’ll chalk the 5th month up to learning. Another lesson learned for now.