Monday, September 10, 2012

Routine: Return of the Day Nap!


We are starting to see light at the end of the dark tunnel again after 3 weeks of fussing (them) and stress (us). How did we survivie? An hour at a time and the one aspect that remained constant throughout those turbulant weeks is their bedtime. It makes those tough days / weeks so much bearable when they go down in their cots for their 12 hour bedtime.

The weekend was great largely due in part to the return of their day nap! YES! No words or sentence can adequately describe my gratefulness and no doubt, Jared is please that I am no longer an irrational and insane wife!

Here's what we've been doing for the last 3 days:

6:30am
They wake up

6:45am
They get given a drink of full-cream cow's milk (200ml)

7:15am
Breakfast

7:45am
Nappy changes, out of their Pjs and into their day clothes

8:00am - 10:15am
Play and run around + mini snack at 9:00am
(inside the home, in our backyard, in our front yard, in the littel park next to our home)

10:15am
Savoury brunch, fruit and water

10:30am
Clean up, nappy change and down for their nap

12:30pm - 1:00pm
They wake up anytime during this 30 min window and nappy change

1:00pm - 1:15pm
Substantial snack of rice crackers, cheese, fruit and water

1:30pm - 4:00pm
Out of the home for our trip to the shops

4:00pm - 4:45pm
We are home, nappy change and more play

4:45pm - 5:15pm
Savoury dinner, fruit and water

5:15pm - 5:45pm
Run around the home / watch Baby Einstein

5:55pm - 6:20pm
Bath time

6:25pm - 6:40pm
They get changed, given a drink of full-cream cow's milk (160ml), read a book, cuddle and bedtime.

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