Monday, January 9, 2012

11 week old schedule


To give you a little glimpse into what a day could look like for a Babywise baby at 11 weeks, here's our schedule each day:

8:00-8:30  Feed Duke
Waketime (time where Duke is up and playing)
Naptime (I pump, eat breakfast, check email, work on budget, read Bible, journal)

11:15-11:30  Feed Duke
Waketime
Naptime (I eat lunch, blog, start laundry, play piano/write)

2:15-2:45  Feed Duke
Waketime
Naptime (I clean, pick up the house, teach lessons)

5:15-5:30  Feed Duke
Waketime
Naptime (I teach lessons, Colt and I eat dinner)

8:15-8:45  Feed Duke
Waketime
Naptime (I spend time with Colt, take my shower, get ready for bed)

11:00-11:15  Feed Duke
Bedtime

Right now, his feedings are anywhere from 25-45 minutes, his waketime is 1 hr and 20 min. to 1 hr and 30 min., and his naps last around 1 1/2-2 hours.

I don't necessarily do everything I listed during each naptime, but those are the things I generally stick to.  I will occasionally nap during one of his naptimes if I'm feeling really exhausted.

He is consistently sleeping 8 hours at night and sometime this week, we'll start working towards 9 hours.

The book says as long as your schedule stays within the same 30 minute time slot for each feeding, you'll be okay.  So, I give myself bookends on when things need to happen each day.   For example, I usually end up feeding Duke around 8:15 every morning, but I know that if I stick within the time frame of 8:00-8:30, his schedule will stay the same.

Right after having Duke, I remember thinking, "What am I supposed to do?"  I guess I was expecting a piece of paper with Duke's schedule on it.  After reading Babywise, I realized how our day could be structured.  A schedule isn't for everyone but it definitely works for me!

1 comment:

  1. I have a very similar schedule to yours but my LO is waking at 5 am instead of 730. He used to sleep 8 hours and for some reason that changed. I feed at 730,1030,130,430,7, bedtime at 8 and feed at 1030 again. Nap times are usually 2 hours, wake time 1. Not only he doesn't sleep 8 hours after the last feeding but when I put him down at 8 there's a major meltdown... any tips?

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