Monday, October 22, 2007

Our Life

6:30 am - Annika awakes and I bring her to bed to nurse, fall back asleep after 30 minutes or so
7:30 - Saben wakes up, Kyle gets up with him
8:00 - Kyle goes to work & I get up, hopefully Annika is still asleep in bed
8:00 - 9:30 Eat breakfast, play with Saben (one on one time), clean kitchen, get Saben dressed, shower, general tidying, etc
9:30 - 10:15 Annika wakes up, get her dressed & nurse her again
10:15 Go to playgroup, library time, mops, gym time or children's museum, or run errands, depending on the day. Annika takes a 20-45 minute nap in the carseat or baby bjorn.
12:00 Nurse Annika again & try to get her to nap.
1:00 Eat lunch with Saben (sometimes nursing & lunch are reversed if Annika can handle it)
2:00 Get Saben down for his nap
2:30 - 4:30 Naptime!! (Ideally...but VERY often Annika is awake by 3pm or I'm still trying to get her to sleep & finally give up) get dinner prepped, clean house, do laundry, make phone calls, check email & maybe relax for a tiny bit.
4:30 Nurse Annika again, play with her (one on one time)
5:30 Start cooking dinner
6:00 Kyle home, eat dinner
7:00 Get Annika ready for bed & nurse her again while Kyle does the dishes & plays with Saben. 7:45 Kyle get Saben ready for bed, I'm still nursing Annika (She likes to nurse an hour for the last two feedings of the day)
8:00 Ideally, both kids are in bed for the night. Realistically Saben often isn't done till 8:30 or later, Annika often takes two hours to get down (9pm)
9pm Head out to the hot tub & relax in peace & quiet .... unless the college kids are having a party
9:30 Watch a movie or Seinfeld
10:30 Go to bed

So I spend 3-5 hours a day just nursing Annika, which is normal, but still takes a lot of time! I squeeze all personal hygeine, daily activities (dishes & endless tidying) and weekly chores (laundry, bills, cleaning, blogging, relaxing, gardening) into 3 1/2 hours a day maximum. (sometimes more like 1 1/2 hours)

Don't think I posted this because there is anything particularly interesting or astonishing about our schedule, I just wanted it for posterity and so that any blog stalkers would know where to find us during the day.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

i love getting this kind of glimpse into your daily life, kari. you are quite an amazing mother! i think it is so great how you document these days so you will remember them later. hope you're having a good day today!