our morning routine

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I have had a few people inquire about my morning routine with G, so I thought I'd post it on here in case anyone else was curious.  We are actually in a pretty good routine these days and I am finally starting to feel (somewhat) rested!  Wahoo!  Although as we near Georgia's 1st Birthday - any suggestions from other mamas about that dreaded transition from 2 naps a day to 1 is MUCH appreciated!  

pictures from a recent trip to Atlantic Beach with friends
our morning routine

5:30-6:30 - G wakes up anytime within this window.  I try and wait to go in her room until 6 at the earliest though.  She takes a 6 ounce bottle and then we play for a little while upstairs so we don't wake up dada too early.  We usually head downstairs around 7 am where dada joins us.  G has breakfast (some pureed fruit and veggies with her vitamin) and has some dada QT.  This is usually when I brush my teeth, wash my face, get out of PJ's.  Then we play some more and wave bye bye to Matt as he leaves for work.  Then G takes a 4 ounce bottle and usually goes down for her 1st nap around 8 and sleeps until 10ish.  This is when I try and answer emails, blog, straighten up the house or start some laundry.  (**side note: if I am sleepy at all then all productivity is thrown out the window and I lay down and sleep when G does**).  When she wakes up she takes a bottle and we get her ready for the day.  This is when we usually sneak away for a few hours.  Sometimes we'll go to the pool, meet friends for lunch or take care of any grocery/Target runs.  I pack her lunch and some snacks on the go. We are usually home by 1 or 1:30 so G can take her afternoon nap.  And there ya have it!  Our morning routine.  Quite simple and uneventful.  I thought I would be the type of mom to stick to a strict schedule and while sometimes I wish I was more strict about it, I have found that what works for me is to watch my baby.  G is different every day so I have to model her schedule after how she is feeling (teething throws a wrench in to just about everything!) and how she slept the night before.  I have also found that it works for G to be up for 2 hours before her 1st nap and then up 3 hours before her 2nd nap.  What about you other mamas?  Any tricks or schedules that you have loved?

And THIS ARTICLE yall.  I found it via Sarah yesterday and I love it.  I think it goes hand in hand with my post yesterday about finding a swimsuit you love and rocking it!  Because life is too short to sit on the sidelines.  Jump in mamas.

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Elizabeth said...

She is adorable!! Love her little hat and that sweet smile~


Anonymous said...

our morning routine is apparently to sleep until g is up from her first nap :) haha!! xoxoxoxo can you believe our babies have a birthday soon?!

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