I cannot believe how quickly the past three months have gone by. With life being so incredibly crazy I obviously took a break from publishing any posts. I am now back at work with my firsties and yes, leaving sweet baby every morning completely breaks my heart. My mind and body have been stretched far beyond anything I could have ever imagined, but I have never been happier or more content.
It took us a while to get established into a good routine with Peter. We had to put him on formula the day we came home from the hospital and he’s had some reflux problems. So it felt like every day we were playing with his schedule and trying to figure out how much to feed him at each feeding. It was hectic.
But now, we really have a routine that works for all of us and Peter is just absolutely thriving.
5:45 a.m.- Hubs and I get up for work. I have somehow managed to shorten my makeup routine and it only takes me about 15 minutes to get dressed, put on makeup, and fix my hair.
6:20 a.m.- Wake baby. Peter is the happiest little baby in the morning. All smiles and giggles.
7:00 a.m.- First feed. We learned that we can’t feed Peter right when he wakes up because he won’t finish his bottle and he was spitting up WAY too much. Letting him be awake for a while before eating has made a HUGE difference.
9:00 a.m.- Morning nap. We follow the Eat, Play, Sleep routine and it keeps Peter from spitting up in his sleep. He will sometimes take a full 2 hour nap, and sometimes he will only sleep for 20 minutes. Depends on the day.
11:00 a.m.- Second feed.
1:00 p.m.- Afternoon nap.
3:00 p.m.- Third feed. He eats more at this feeding to get full for the night.
5:00 p.m.- Evening nap.
6:30 p.m.- Last feed. Again, eating more. Feeding him earlier helps him to not spit up once we lay him on his back in his crib.
8:00 p.m.- Bedtime routine. Diaper change and change into pajamas. Hubs holds him while I read Goodnight Moon. He gets really into the story and LOVES looking at the pictures. Then I give him a pacifier and rock him to sleep. Once I put him in the crib he’s completely out. He still wakes up once around 2 a.m. and has a quick snack and goes right back to sleep.
We hit some pretty big milestones this month. Peter has learned how to grab and hold onto his toes, laugh, and roll from stomach to back.
It’s incredible to think of all the changes Peter has gone through since birth. It feels so bittersweet watching him grow up. I just wish it would slow down, just a little bit.