As a new mom, I like reading other blogs daily routine of their life with a newborn to learn if our “schedule” is too off the track. I’m sure our days will evolve a lot in the coming weeks, so it’s useful to write down how our life is right now.
Star and my in-laws went to DC yesterday, so it was just my mom, Sofia and I at home. In 10 days, when Star and his folks leave, it will be like that for a long while.
7:00- finished nursing Sofia
7:00-7:45: we both took a nap
7:45- 8:00: diaper change and washed her bottom because she made a mountain of poop. For two days in a row, she doesn’t make poop at night and a good amount first thing in the morning, just like an adult. 🙂
8:00-8:20: I had my breakfast. OIAJ (1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup apple sauce, 1 egg in an almost empty jar of almond butter)
8:20- Sofia ate
8:40- burping (no burp again), hold her up right for 10 min, put her in bed, she didn’t fall into sleep yet but looked sleepy.
8:50-9:10: I pumped (1.5 oz from one side). plan to introduce bottles at 3 weeks.
9:10- Sofia fell into sleep, I checked mails, wrote checks
and continued with reading
10:10- She woke up crying nonstop. She seemed to be hungry.
10:20- Nursing time following by burping and diaper change
Mom hold her a bit longer while I made chocolate cookies
Almond butter chocolate chips cookies
- 2/3 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 egg
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
Bake at 350F for 20-25 min. Cool for 10 min before taking out.
11:15- I heard the screaming upstairs, I went up, she had her eyes closed. She needed another nap. I put her in the swing while I continued with reading and mom prepared lunch. She passed out at 11:30.
12:00- Sofia woke up screaming again for food. So I fed her, changed diaper and burped her.
love her post feeding face, just like a drug-addict having the daily doses. (i know it’s a bad comparison, but I can’t describe it in a better/correct way)
12:45- Lunch time for me while mom hold her upright.
winter melon, shiitake, black mushroom and kelp soup. All these are great for milk production
sauteed greens and a steamed corn as usual.
13:15- Sofia was still awake, she has been entertaining herself in the crib for 30 min.
now she started to fuzz a bit. I pat her for 30 sec and put white noise. She fell into sleep.
14:00- She woke up crying. time to eat? I got prepared
but it was kind of early to eat again. So I put her in the swing but she kept crying. Mom took her and hold her up, she stopped crying. Few minutes later, she cried again. I took her and sit on the gym ball and started bouncing. She likes it, stopped crying and got sleepy.
14:30- time to eat. She ate for 12 min and passed out I waited for 15 min until she woke up again and fed her another 7 min.
15:00- We both took a nap.
16:20- I woke up feeling rested. Sofia was still sleeping in the swing (mom transferred her to there because she got fuzzy). I snacked another corn.
16:40- Sofia woke up.
17:00- nursing with a cover because a friend came to visit us.
18:00- bath time. We’ve been sponge bathing her every other day, and she likes it most of the time.
We tried the new sweater that my mom made for Sofia. It’s a bit big now, but she will grow to fit in it soon. 🙂
18:20- I put Baby Einstein (Pandora), sit on the gym ball, she liked it
18:40- Nursing, burping.
19:10- dinner for me
lunch leftovers + a seaweed egg soup + kabocha
19:20 – Sofia fell into sleep. I wanted to wake her up at 8:20 for a last feeding before I go to sleep, but she was too sleepy.
20:30- I went to bed.
21:20- Sofia woke up and I fed her. Star changed diaper in between feeding.
21:50- Star took her to the nursery where Star sleeps too. I went back to sleep in the master bedroom.
23:40- Sofia woke up and wanted to eat. I fed her, Star changed her diaper and took her back to the nursery.
00:20- I went back to sleep and hoped that the next stretch would be longer.
3:00- I woke up thinking that I was nursing Sofia, but the room was dark and sign of Sofia in the room. oh….. she hasn’t came yet? Great! I went back to sleep.
3:20- Star showed up with Sofia. Good girl, 3 hours of sleep for all the family! 😆 I fed her, Star changed diaper.
4:00- Star took her back to the nursery and I went back to sleep.
6:20- Sofia woke up, time to eat again. I fed her, changed diaper and this time she stayed with me so Star can get another 3 hrs of sleep alone.
6:50- I swaddled her and put her in bed. I got my bowl of fiberone and read blogs (my morning routine)
7:20- Sofia was making noises, I checked her, her eyes were wide open and was having hiccups. She seemed sleepy so I let her alone. I turned the light off and lied down as well.
So that was our 24 hrs with a newborn at 2.5 weeks. It was a good day because she took several naps during the day and didn’t fuzz much.
Stats using baby connect
Total: 13 hrs 13 min
Longest: 2 hrs 21 min
Interval: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 15 min
Average: 17 min
Interval: 2 hrs 16 min