Okay you totally caught me… Aiden is much older than 3.5 months old right now, but I completely
forgot got distracted and haven’t posted this yet. However, I thought it would be fun to compare just how different our days are in two months – and I wouldn’t want to leave any of you with 3.5 month olds stranded!
2:00-2:20 am: Wake up to feed Aiden
4:00 am: Wakes up to be fed again (or comfort feed)?
4:25 am: Refuses to stay in his bed and comes to sleep in mine
4:25-7:30 am: On and off latching and eating
7:30-8:00 am: Play in bed – Aiden loves to watch the ceiling fan and practices sitting and standing while laughing
8:15-8:30 am: Aiden gets a bath and it never fails, pees in the bath, so we start over.
8:30-8:45 am: I get to EAT breakfast! Aiden plays in his little Baby Bjorn chair and watches me and then inevitably gets fussy
8:45-9:00 am: I check emails and read articles online
9:00-9:20 am: Aiden eats again
9:20-9:35: I get ready for playgroup. I’m sorry to all those I am around for looking like I only took 15 minutes to fully get ready.
9:35 am-12:00 pm: Go to playgroup. This includes drive time. Aiden loves to watch other babies! He also eats and sleeps during playgroup and in the car on and off.
12:00-1:30 pm: Meet with another yoga teacher and plan our new yoga class. Aiden eats, plays and sleeps during this time.
1:30-2:00 pm: Drive-thru Starbucks time. Each week I treat myself to a chai tea latte after playgroup.
2:00-3:00 pm: Make dinner and clean the kitchen
3:00-3:45 pm: Play time in Aiden’s room. We do tummy time, read books and sing.
3:45-4:15 pm: Feed Aiden
4:30-5:30 pm: Gym. I leave the house alone and run for 30 minutes on the treadmill.
6:00 pm: I eat dinner!
6:15 pm: More playtime for Aiden and he eats again.
7:00 pm: Get ready for bed. We read stories and sing songs after we change him and put on his pajamas.
7:15 pm: Feed Aiden to nurse him down. After he is sufficiently asleep on me, I gently put him in his rock n’ play in our room. He usually wakes up and cries and we repeat this step a couple times.
He is sleeping for about 3-4.5 hours in the first stretch of sleep and then he wakes up every two hours after that until we get up in the morning.
9:00 pm: I lay in bed, read blogs and will myself to go to sleep!
I love our days together! They are tiring, but they are rewarding and I watch him grow every.single.day.
Edited to add: I’m going to post what he is like now at 5.5 months next week. After reading this again now, I remembered that he wasn’t taking naps unless we were in the car or he fell asleep on me. I remember being worried that the little man would never sleep. I’m happy to say now he definitely takes naps. I am having to remember that we can’t be gone for too long without him having a nap or it’s all downhill from there. We also hit a hard sleep regression for a month right after this. We are also now getting out of that too!