I thought that I'd keep track of our day today. To compare it to life five months ago.
5.30am: Jamie wakes up for a feed
6.00am: we both go back to bed
7.00am: Jamie's awake again! yawn! I bring him back to our bed, to see if he'll settle. He plays with my face and gurgles and coos until I get up
7.15am: I eat my breakfast while he plays
7.20am: Nappy change, dress and breastfeed
7.45am: I mix up some cereal and feed Jamie. Yummy!
8.00am: We play
8.20am: I have my shower while J sits and chews on his toys
8.45am: Settle J for sleep; he falls asleep cooing to himself
9.00am: Housework, read emails
10.00am: Jamie wakes up crying after an hour, I try to settle him but he wants to get up
10.05am: He's wet his nappy and it’s gone right through his clothes; change.
10.15am; Feed Jamie
10.45am: Jamie plays under the play-gym while I puree up some vegetables and freeze them.
He gets scared by the food-processor and refuses to play anymore.
I sit him outside (never fails to soothe a crying baby) while I put on a load of washing
11.15am: we go for a walk in the pale autumn sunshine
12noon: Jamie's ready for a nap. It takes a while for him to fall asleep
12.10am: scrapbooking time :)
1.00pm: Jamie wakes; feed
1.30pm: I do the dishes and by then Jamie's grouchy, so we go outside.
He sits in his chair and chews his toy while I hang out the washing.
1.45pm: My lunch - eaten on the verandah with J
2.00pm: vacuuming while J's happy outside
2.45pm: Scrap while J sits in his bouncer playing furiously with the toys hanging from it
3.00pm: Try to put J to bed; he takes ages to fall asleep.
3.15pm: wash the floors
3.45pm: J's awake again! Half an hour! Is that all? I feed him some Gripe Water because he seems unsettled with a gurgly tummy. Maybe it was the chocolate Mummy ate last night? He loves this new Gripe Water and grabs the spoon because I obviously cannot get it into his mouth fast enough. Gobble gobble. It’s quite a change from the old stuff that he hated.
3.50pm: Feed Jamie
4.15pm: J sits in the bouncer while I vacuum the lounge-room. Today, he decides that he doesn't like the noise and cries.
4.30pm: J won't settle down again so we go and sit outside and watch the clouds and play “this little piggy”.
5.00pm: He keeps crying. I rock him, I walk with him, I massage his belly. We read a book together, between wind pains.
5.30pm: He goes back to bed and quickly falls asleep
7.15pm: Finally! A good sleep. I start feeding J just as Phil arrives home. Phil cooks tea while I bathe Jamie.
7.45pm: Phil and I eat tea.
8.15pm: I come back in to the loungeroom after hanging out the washing to find J and Phil playing with Jak. J is soaring through the air like an aeroplane towards the dog. The dog is yapping and barking and running in frenzied circles. J is giggling so hard, the kind of baby burbles that make you smile too. His big smile swallows up his face and he looks just adorable.
8.30pm: Feed Jamie
8.45pm: Jamie in bed. I watch Cold Case. Phil reads some work stuff.
9.30pm: I puree some carrots and pears for Jamie; tidy up kitchen
10.30pm: I quickly catch up on my emails and blogs
There! The boring life of a domestic goddess-not ;). But it would seem that Jamie is slowly moving to three hourly feeds, which is great news. And he is getting at least one good sleep during the day now too. Yay for solids!