Friday, December 23, 2011

Photo Challenge : Day 27

Day 27: Daily Routine.

6:30-7:30AM- Sometime in this range Leland wakes up and I nurse him while trying to convince him he should sleep more. It usually doesn't work.
I change his diaper and put on his clothes for the day. Then we play!
-Bucket o' toys-

8ishAM- About an hour after we have woken up we eat breakfast. Generally bananas or another type of fruit for Leland. I try and eat some yogurt so we can share.
Then we play, listen to music, give our needy kitties some attention for another hour or so, until he starts getting cranky. I make him wait at least 2.5 hours until his first nap.

9:30ish AM- Nurse to sleep, naps last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but usually at least an hour.
-sweet baby sleeping-
Time for me to check my email, blogs, etc.

Once he wakes up from his nap, we play some more, read, or this is the time we run errands. This is also the time I try to take photos since it is the best lighting.

Noonish- Lunch and more nursing. Lunch consist of leftovers for me. Leland gets some veggies then a fruit.

3ishPM- Nurse to sleep, time for his second nap. Time for me to do some cleaning up, school work, etc.

Once he wakes up we play more (we play a lot during the day).
-the general set up, he really loves his mirrors-

We may also sneak in some peek-a-boo action.

Around 5 he wants to nurse again and maybe have a pre-dinner snack.

6pm- Dinner time! Leland can only have hummus at this time since it is so messy. He also likes to have veggies and then desert is frozen peaches or mangoes.
-hummus face-

6:20pm- Bath time, lotion time, etc

6:45pm- Daddy reads night time stories

7pm- Nurse to sleep

We aren't on a tight schedule so I just go with what he wants, but I try to keep him to two naps. Sometimes we have to move dinner up because he wants to eat earlier, so then we just play after dinner to make up for the time. We are currently trying to push back bedtime to 7:30- it is a work in progress. I have a class next semester that ends at 6:30, so I won't be home until around 7:30 so bedtime needs to be then since I nurse him to sleep. It has been an adjustment and still is, but we will get there.

I also need to get out of the house everyday because otherwise Leland gets bored. We have to move around the house and play with different toys or he gets bored. But I am struggling in trying to find activities to do everyday. It was easier when we had to go to campus all the time, because that could be considered our outing for the day. With it being winter it the real issue, if it was warmer outside we could go on walks or to the park.
Any ideas?


  1. I miss you guys! Reading about your daily schedule and seeing photos/videos helps. Stilley clan coming over this evening; traditional Xmas morning gift-opening tomorrow morning; Xmas eve church service & dinner at Rob & Jenny's tomorrow evening; taking dinner to Aaron & Laura's on Sunday, then going to see Dad in late afternoon. See you soon for more celebrating! (Frances is hanging in there so far; hope she comes while you're here!)

  2. I love your daily schedule! Ours is very similar too. The only difference is Zane is a night owl! I love the play bucket.

  3. I make it a priority to have what we call "adventure time" each day between Leila's naps. We get out of the house even if it is just errands. Do you have a library you could take him to? Or just walk around the mall. They is plenty to look at and talk about there. :)