I've been trying to follow the acronym E.A.S.Y...
E- eat- preferably breastfeeding, although we REALLY need to work on giving Cole bottles before the end of the month
|Never Wake a Sleeping Baby!|
S- sleep- the ever loving naptime...I will admit, quite often sleep comes right after eat and activity is pushed off, and if and when this happens I'm fine with it. I refuse to stick that closely to anything. If the boy wants to sleep, let him sleep. I'm hoping to start naptime in the crib- that hasn't really happened thus far. He'd go down in the swing, bouncer, on the floor, my arms, anywhere. In some ways that's a good thing- the boy can sleep anywhere, with any amount of noise for the most part, but I now that he's sleeping longer at night I want to transition him out of the basinette and into the crib when I go back to work. I've gotten a few nights when he'll sleep all the way through- but I'm never getting up more than once to feed him at this point so that's not so bad.
Y- you time- once Cole is sleeping it's Mom time! I try to frantically get things done for me. Most often I only have time to wash my face, put some make-up on, and get dressed, but today I did two loads of wash, washed bottles, dusted upstairs and down, and started this blog post while Cole was napping. That's pretty good. Sometimes I feel like Jim doesn't think I do much around here all day, except watch TV, but in reality it's hard to get things done when you're constantly interrupted...and the idea of "sleep when the baby sleeps..." funny. That NEVER happened for me, except when he slept at night.
I'm hoping Jim will keep this up while I'm gone so that getting him into a routine for daycare is easier. He'll have a lot more fun at activity time because Cole will be getting older and he'll be able to do more with him. I wish I was going to be home to do fun crafts with him...I can't see Jim dunking his feet in paint to make turkey feathers- next week's craft before Thanksgiving :o)
So, if you have opinions on routines for 2 months old, and how realistic or unrealistic that is, I'd love to hear it.