In case anyone is wondering why I’ve been silent, I actually have a good reason this time. I present my typical day (assume periodic diaper changes throughout):
1:00-1:30 Calvin starts making “hungry” noises in his sleep
1:30-2:00 Calvin wakes up and wants to eat. I bottle feed him changing the diaper midway.
2:00-2:30 I put Calvin in the downstairs bassinet while I pump and and then clean my equipment. Calvin is asleep again.
2:30-4:30 To avoid waking Calvin up, I sleep on the couch.
4:30-5:30 I try to ignore Calvin as he makes hungry noises again
5:30-6:00 I give up and once again feed and change him.
6:00-6:30 I pump
6:30-9:00 I try to sleep some more but Calvin is starting to wake up and escalates his noises.
9:00-9:30 I attempt another breastfeeding session
9:30-10:00 I bottle feed Calvin the rest of his breakfast.
10:00-10:30 I pump. If I’m particularly lucky and Calvin isn’t fussy, I eat breakfast at the same time.
10:30-11:30 I attempt to go out on a walk with Calvin. This is usually successful as Calvin falls asleep while I push his stroller.
11:30-11:40 I dash upstairs with Calvin in hopes I can shower before he wakes up. I’ve always taken quick showers but I’ve recently made it an Olympic sport.
11:40-12:30 Calvin may sleep or he may be fussy until I give in and feed him. If he sleeps, I often use the opportunity to fold his laundry.
12:30-13:00 I try breastfeeding again
13:00-13:30 More bottle feeding
13:30-14:00 More pumping. Calvin is usually awake at this point so pumping while entertaining him can be challenging.
14:00-16:00 Often Calvin sleeps while I attempt to make supper
16:00-16:30 More breastfeeding if I can handle it.
16:30-17:00 Bottle feeding
17:00-17:30 I attempt to pump and pray Calvin won’t start screaming 5 minutes in.
17:30-18:00 I start counting the minutes until Jaeger gets home.
18:00 Jaeger gets home and I thrust Calvin at him so I can finish up supper.
18:00-19:00 We attempt to eat and entertain Calvin at the same time.
19:00-19:30 I often will breastfeed for the last time in the day
19:30-20:00 I pump while Jaeger feeds him. It’s much more relaxing to not have to attempt to entertain Calvin at the same time.
20:00-22:00 Jaeger clean up supper and we alternate trying to get Calvin to stop crying. I usually pump for my last time in the day around 21:30
22:00 I go to bed and hope to sleep till at least 1:30