I use to very much have a routine, wake up at 4:30am, workout, take a shower, do my make up, eat breakfast while I work on a blog post, get dressed, go to work, come home, make dinner, watch TV, go to bed. Every single week day. Now? Routine? LOLOLOLOL. Yeah no. Not with an infant. Especially not those first two months. We are sort of on more of a schedule now though. So this is what a typical day looks like in my world.
Somewhere between 5am-6:30am – Wake up. If Zoe wakes me up, I feed her a bottle and then we play in her room. If I wake up on my own, I grab some coffee and start working until Zoe wakes up. If it is the one day a week I go in to the office, I try and snag a shower and do my makeup before Zoe gets up.
7am – Zoe is surely up by now, we are usually playing in her room. We play in her chair, or lay on her mat on the floor. We usually ready A Great Day for Up around this time too.
8am-9am – Zoe is usually ready for a second bottle around this time. Usually she falls asleep while taking it and goes down for her morning nap so I work until she wakes up.
10am-11am – Around this time, Zoe is usually waking up from her nap and wants another bottle. If I am lucky, it is closer to 11am and I got two full hours of work in.
11am-1pm – While Zoe plays in her room, I sit on her floor with my laptop and get some work done while I entertain her with toys, let her sit in her bouncer or lay on her floor mat.
1pm – Zoe hangs out in her high chair in the kitchen with a toy while I prepare myself lunch and explain to her what I am doing. I have my laptop sitting on the kitchen table if anyone from work needs anything.
Zoe is usually ready for another bottle around this time. Sometimes she falls asleep while taking it and goes down for a long afternoon nap. Other times we go back in to her room and she plays while I work.
5:30-6:30pm – Chris usually comes home in this time frame and I try to have dinner ready for him shortly after he gets home. If Zoe wasn’t taking a long nap, she hangs out in her high chair while I make dinner.
7pm – We usually watch a little TV while I play with Zoe in her Sit Me Up or floor mat in the living room.
8pm – Zoe usually takes one last bottle and then falls asleep while we hold her and is out for the night. Chris and I usually watch a little more TV until one or both of us falls asleep on the couch then we go to bed. Sometimes I will work on more work stuff if Zoe didn’t take good naps during the day, or get some blogging done.
Don’t even get me started on the days I have to go in to the office. I leave our house at 6:50am, take Zoe to my MIL and get to my office *hopefully* around 8:30pm. One day it took me two hours and 9 minutes to get there. I leave work around 5:30pm, go get Zoe and get back to my house around 7pm. So I only get to see Zoe for about an hour before she goes to bed for the night. I dont know what I am going to do when I have to be back at the office five days a week instead of just the one. I am going to be devastated and never get to spend any real time with Zoe during the week 🙁
What does your day look like?
Isn’t it amazing how life changes!! Just imagine if you had to go into the office every day. I was lucky to work part time with the older too but had to then work full time and hated it. So happy you have those days at home to juggle work with sweet time with Zoe!
Ahh – but just know she’ll be awake longer & more so when you go back to work, you’ll have more time than you have now. That’s tough.
I am always in awe of all the naps babies take. A little jealous of it 😉
It sounds like y’all have a really good routine going on the days that you work from home. That has definitely got to be the biggest struggle when you go back to the office full time, trying to figure out your schedule, but hopefully work will work with you on what’s best!
I worked full-time, in an office, until Erica started kindergarten (we do things backwards in my house, apparently) and it was a nightmare every morning until we figured out what worked and what didn’t and then of course it changed. Fun.
You’ll get the hang of it, though. I promise.
How life changes with a little person! She is so sweet I don’t know how you can get anything done with her staring up at you 😉
Girl, I have so much catching up to do but Zoe is just the cutest! I am impressed you’ve found time to blog and work and raise a cute little baby – yay you! You seem to be rocking out managing working and a baby so high five because it’s not easy! Hope you can work from home for a long time!
I wouldn’t get a thing done — haha you’re getting in the groove and I’m sure it’s tough. Is your job changing or why can’t you work from home more? I wish I could- I honestly am more productive at home than I am in an office getting distracted by adults ha.
Looks like you guys have gotten into a great routine! I hope the transition to going back into the office more frequently is a smooth one!! Enjoy this time at home!
It’s so tough to get in a routine. I still feel like we don’t have a routine down. We have a general idea and times we try to get things done by, especially in the morning. Now with tantrums or a rocky nights sleep we never really know how the day will actually go. I hope everything works out with your transition at work. I wish more positions allowed work from home options.
It sounds like you have the routine down- I can’t imagine ever waking up at 4:30, though I’m forever wishing I was a morning person because you can get so much more done before you start your day. Long commutes are such a drag, so I’m so glad you don’t have to go into the office every day for now while you’re still trying to transition.
It’s so nice you can stay at home for this long, though! Enjoy it while you can 🙂
I’m amazed you are able to get work done at home with an infant! Go you! I’m sure you are soaking it up as much as you can before you go back 5 days!
when do you have to go back to work full time? i’m sorry girl. that really sucks. i’m glad you are getting this time with her though <3
Obviously I am super behind on my blog reading, but this was so fun! Okay, that colorful ball with all the holes that she has up there? Here’s an idea… Caleb’s OT has one and she stuffs it with scarves and then lets him pull them out. Kinda fun! 🙂
Maybe I’m nosey but I love these posts. You’re so right on all accounts: Routine? What’s that? Missing babies when you’re not home? crushing! I actually don’t know what you do. What is your occupation?
It’s so hard during the week to not get all the time you want with them — so hard! That’s why weekends are sooooo precious! Also, you’ll get into a routine — it’ll just start to come easier.