I finally know him.
After nearly six months of tireless effort, we have fallen into a sort of routine. I tried many that were advised to me, but in the end I just followed his lead, and it is working. Finally. (For now, atleast).
Our days look a little like this:
5am- Nolan wakes, I bring him into our bed and snuggle him back to sleep
6am- Our day starts. No gets a new diaper, and is put in his swing with Sophie and he chews on her and sucks his thumb for an hour or so.
7-8am- Breakfast. We Nurse first and then have solid food, usually cereal. Then clean up.
8-10am- Play time. He does some floor time, some time in the jumperoo, and some wrestling and tickle time on the bed.
10am-11:30- Nap time. I swaddle him and lay him on our bed where I nurse him to sleep. If it was a particularly hard night, this is when I nap also.
11:30-1pm- This is when I run any errands.
1pm-4pm- This is the long nap. I love this quiet time. We swaddle again, and I nurse him to sleep on our bed. This is when I get any chores done, and work on school related stuff (NCLEX reading, paper writing, reviewing, etc).
5pm-Dinner time. This time he eats solids first. Usually a fruit and vegetable. Then straight to the bath. We play in the bath for a bit until he gets cranky and then we head to his room and he gets lotioned and tickled a little and then dressed for bed.
7pm-Books and bed. He gets read a book to two depending on his patience, and then we swaddle and nurse him and put him in his crib.
11pm- Wakes to nurse.
2am- Wakes to nurse.
and then we are back to 5am again.
*This is so much better than before!!** I learned that he still NEEDS to be swaddled at night. He cannot sleep unswaddled, he is just not ready. And honestly, Im ok with that. If it is what he needs then I will go along with it. I am sure he will let me know when it is no longer something he needs.
What does your routine look like?
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