I think it's going to take time but we're off to a decent start of it from what I can tell.
It doesn't hurt that Miss Shelby, who turned 3-months old yesterday, is still sleeping 12-hours a night(except for last night when she woke up at 1:30am and proceeded to eat 8-ounces!)
As I've mentioned on here before, Brad and I both work in Uptown Charlotte and used to commute together because of gas and parking costs, but we've decided it's just not going to work with us doing that anymore.
I don't want Shelby to be the last kid picked up from school and Brad can't leave work until after 5pm.
I always hated that and REFUSE to have it be that way with her.
So, here you go.
6am or 6:10am - I wake up and get ready. This involves makeup, brushing hair and getting dressed.
(We pack our lunches the night before, make her bottles for school, I shower and wash my hair(on the days I wash it)the night before along with laying out Shelby's school clothes.)
6:50am - Walk Buddy
7am - On the road to work
I'm in by 7:30am about the time Brad is dropping Shelby off at school. He wakes her up and gets her dressed starting at 7am.
4:30pm - I leave work to pick up Shelby.
Shelby is in a school near our house. There was no guarantee that we were going to get her into a school/daycare here in Uptown and I couldn't wait until the last minute to know so we enrolled here in a wonderful place 2 miles from our house.
This works out really good because they're able to do her first feeding and her 4:30pm(she eats every 3-hours). If she was having to commute with us we would have to wake up a lot earlier and feed her.
5pm - Arrive home to feed Buddy, change clothes and put Shelby in the stroller to walk Buddy.
This is where I'm still trying to figure things out.
Now that the time has changed I'm attempting to do a 40-minute power walk with Shelby in the BOB. So far she REALLY enjoys being outside and it gives her a chance to catnap. This is probably going to be my extent of the gym during the week unless I want to go after dinner around 8pm.
Probably not going to happen.
6PM - Brad arrives home and he plays with Shelby while I attempt to throw together some sort of dinner.
I'm trying to keep dinners simple at this point. A meat, veggie and always a salad.
(here's a picture of Brad spending time outside with Shelby after he got home. I put the little hat on her because it was sunny.)
Bath, bottle and book. She's generally down by 7:30pm.
From there the intent will be for Brad and I to spend adult time together watching TV, catching up, etc.
Really though, we've been prepping for the next day to start it all over again.
I hope to master all of this sooner rather than later but we shall see.
There are some nights that I wish I didn't have to shower and blow dry my hair the night before but then remember that I would have to get up at 5:30am and risk the blow dryer waking Shelby up before her 7am wake time.
So, there you have it.
But, something I thought I would share.
Do any of you Moms have tips or suggestions for me to streamline things??!!
If so, email or comment here!!