Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Day In The Life Of Mallory




When I was pregnant I scoured the internet trying to learn how to me a mom {I know. cute, right?}. I found lots of discussion about what a baby's routine/schedule "should" look like. Well, now that Mallory is here I thought I would share her routine.

{If you listen closely, you can hear me giggling to myself.}

About the only "routine" Mallory has had during her first two months of life has been: eat, sleep, pee/poop, scream, lay down and flail. Not in any particular order. Not at any particular time. Not in any particular location. BUT, they do happen daily, so we have that going for us.


HA! Routine?
Headband: TheCandiedBaby


Mallory will be 3 months old in a couple of days and we are just now having the slightest bit of consistency in our day. By consistency I mean she has done the same thing sorta kinda for the last, oh, I don't know...4 days.
"Ugh. Tummy time again?"

Now, without further adieu, Mallory's day:

7:30-8:30am: wake up
8:30-11ish: eat, diaper change, play, read, talk
11-1:30ish: nap
1:30ish: eat, diaper change
1:30ish-2:30ish: tummy time, play [note: tummy time is not play for Mallory-she hates it]
2:30ish-6:00ish: try to be held as much as possible even if Mom has chores or errands to do, eat a couple of random times, take small 15 minute cat naps
6:00ish-7:00ish: bath [usually she eats then too]
7:00ish-8:00ish: snuggle/play
8:30ish: sometimes this is the beginning of her night, other times her night doesn't start until much later

Mallory pretty much eats every 3-4 hours around the clock.  At night she has recently gotten quite good at going right back to sleep after she nurses.  We keep the lights off and don't talk during nighttime feedings. While she naps during the day I do not go out of my way to be quite for her.

The moral of the story is; Mallory eats when she's hungry and sleeps when she's tired. That is our routine. Of course at some point in the not so distant future something a bit more rigid will be required. But for us, that time isn't now.

Alright guys, I'm off to watch miss Mal try and master putting her hand in her mouth. So funny!

Headband: CharlieCocos


Happy Tuesday :)

2 comments:

  1. Totally colts routine too... Although some days bedtime isn't until midnight or later. Give me a break child!

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    1. No kidding! I'm thankful though that the middle of the night parties seem to have stopped (knock on wood!).

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