A day in the life of Alice!



I have been rattling on about wanting Alice to be in a good routine so that I kn ow what I'm doing with my life. As it happens, Alice seems to have settled herself into a pretty good routine!

6.30: Alice always wakes up at this time, but she is fairly happy to chat to herself for a little longer. Notice how she is in my bed!

7am: Now she is hungry. She will usually take a whole 6 oz in the morning!

8am: After changing and dressing her, she is ready to play by 8am. I usually spend this time getting breakfast and having a quick shower!

8.30: By this time, Alice is tired. She's been up for 2 hours and needs her morning nap.

9.15: We're awake again! Nappy change time!

10 am: Alice is hungry again. Another bottle, though she will probably only take about 4 oz this time.

10.45: Cuddles with mummy! And another nappy change usually!

11.30: I try to take Alice for a walk every day (unless its hail stoning like today!) She usually falls asleep on the way home!

12.15: Alice usually wakes up when I take her out the pram, so I pop her in her swing to help her nod off again. When she is asleep I move her to her cot for her lunch time nap!

1.30-2pm ish: Alice wakes around this time. Another bottle, another 6 oz!

3pm: Play time again! Somewhere in all this nap timing I have had my lunch, but I usually sit with her and put on a film, or do some blogging while she plays on her mat!

5pm: Daddy's home! Mummy gets a break and daddy plays with Alice!

6pm: The start of the bedtime routine! Bath time!

6.15 pm: Bath time- pyjamas- bottle of milk (6 oz)- story and...

6.45pm: BED. Oh. Your still awake. Now what do I do?! Lol. She is actually very good at going to sleep at around 7.15. I try to leave her as much as I can to get her used to falling asleep by herself. It's hard work, but it is paying off! It used to take me 2 hour to get her to sleep. Now it take between 15 minutes and half an hour.

10pm: Sometimes I do let her sleep till longer, but it should really be 10. Wake up Alice! Nappy change, bottle of milk and back to bed.

11pm: Ok... she usually goes back to sleep in her cot pretty well. But if she wakes up in the early hours crying, I do sometimes pop her in bed next to me!

We are getting closer and closer to managing to get Alice to sleep "through the night". By that I mean from around 11pm to around 6am. Sometimes Alice just wont take all her milk in the day, no matter what I do, so I do end up feeding her at around 3.30am. Hopefully she will start skipping this feed sooner rather than later...!

xx





2 comments

  1. Such lovely pictures! Its nice to know other Mums routines. It makes me sad that my Gracie is A toddler now, I loved her being a baby and everything that went with it. It's so important to enjoy every day as it goes so quickly x :-)

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  2. LOVE the pictures with a timeline!

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