Our Daily Schedule

I'm not sure anyone really cares about our schedule, but I want to remember it, so I'm posting it here....of course, come the end of May, all this will change because I'll be going back to work.

Kylie usually wakes up between 7-8am in the morning.  Depending on who is in her room with her, she plays quietly for 10-30 minutes...whoever is sleeping in her room, the other one gets up at the crack of dawn (like 5:45am) to get Jenna ready for school.  A  lot of times, I do the early shift with Jenna because it's what I'm used to.  So, whoever takes her to school is out the door by 6:20am and back in the drive at 7:30.

Kylie gets a diaper change first thing in the morning.  She used to be soaking wet but now that the big 10 oz night time bottle is gone, she's not as wet anymore.  Some days (again, depending on who is sleeping in her room), she'll go ahead and get her clothes changed too.  We feed her as soon as we get downstairs and we try to get her breakfast going no later than 8am because it helps us keep the rest of the day on schedule.

After breakfast, she'll usually sit happily in her high chair (more progress!) long enough for me to clean up the kitchen...her dishes, load/unload the dishwasher, Lysol down the counter etc.  Then when she gets out of her high chair, we'll turn on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (one of the only shows she'll 1/2 way pay attention to!) and she'll play by herself for maybe 30 minutes-1 hour.  That time is getting longer and longer, which again, progress!

When she's over playing in the exersaucer, it's usually time for another diaper change and we'll change her clothes if we haven't already.  Sometimes I play with her upstairs in her room.  I'm trying to read to her now, although she's not interested.  She plays and I read.  I read out of her Jesus Storybook Bible (or Jenna's old one), a Dr. Seuss book and then another Bible story.  When we are done up there, we'll come downstairs and either hang out outside or eat a snack etc. 

Depending on our schedule, she'll either take a 45 minute to 1 hour nap about 10am (also depending on her rising time) or she'll wait until after lunch and take about a 2 hour nap.  We try to feed her a snack about 10 or 10:30 and then depending on her nap, she might have lunch about 12:30 and then nap until 2 or so.  That is a little fluid right now...but it's usually a quick morning nap and then long afternoon nap or we skip the morning nap and take a really LONG afternoon nap.

I've been holding her for her nap and just catching up on my DVRd shows.  But very soon we hope to transition her to her crib or pack in play for naps.  That would free me up to catch up on my 2 Bible studies that I'm desperate to get caught up on!

She does LOVE the movie Annie (which is totally ironic!) but usually enjoys it more when she's riding in Steve's truck.  It's hilarious to watch her watch it.  And like so many other littles, she sure does love the Hot Dog song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

She is now eating whatever we have and if it's not appropriate, we have tons of Gerber Graduate snacks and meals.  She LOVES Chik Fil A.  She can eat a 4 nugget kids meal in its entirety.  I have grown to love that place!!  :)

She drinks water, grape juice, and 2% milk.  She does NOT like whole milk.  She likes sweets and those little cookies for toddlers.  She does not seem to like goldfish, so we are going to have to work on that!

Her absolute favorite things is the bath.  She loves splashing, playing and squealing.  I can't wait to get her into the pool this summer.  She is going to be a fish like Jenna.

In general, she only cries if she's tired (sleepy or of what she's doing).  I usually try to keep her entertained in the floor just so she will be happy to give me a few minutes of quiet time.

So that's our day.  Some days are a little different depending on whether one of us has something to do.  Steve does a lot of the playing when I have stuff that has to be done.  Like I recently had to fill out some stuff online so he watched her and kept her occupied.  When it's laundry time, if Steve's not here, I'll just take her upstairs with me and sit her in her crib to play and I'll separate or fold laundry in her room.  I'm just figuring it out as I go!


NOLASAMO said...

I'm not sure how old your daughter is but I would really encourage you to actually READ the back of the package on those Gerber Graduate meals. Do you see that sodium level? HOLY HELL, right? That is horrible for children, like, really bad. She would be better off with a Happy Meal. http://www.phdinparenting.com/2010/02/02/gerber-graduates-if-the-staple-doesnt-kill-your-child-the-salt-just-might/#.T5sBr1trY0o Read that. It's sad that companies don't actually care about your children and will sell you anything they can but it's our job to protect our kids from that. On that note, your daughter's carseat straps are REALLY loose. She will literally fly out in a wreck. Chest clip at armpit/nipple level, you shouldn't be able to pinch any slack on the straps. And if she isn't, rear facing is hundreds of times safer than forward facing. Read up on it. Protect that sweet little girl you worked so hard to bring home. Keep her safe from the things you do have control over.

Julie said...

Sounds like Kylie is doing great!!! 'ot 'og song is requested ALL DAY LONG but it gets confusing when it's lunch time and E really wants a hot dog.

And I'm jealous she will eat Chik Fil A....not a hit with any of mine. And the little 2 have decided they no longer like goldfish. Guess I'll have to eat them by myself.

You will be glad you wrote down your schedule, it's fun to go back and read later.