Being a Mum

I think I am starting to get the hang of being a stay-at-home Mum (not sure how much longer I'll be doing it for before I go back to work though). I really understand now how the whole day can go and nothing gets done...

Every time I get up to do something Max will decide he wants hugs, or milk or a clean nappy or something. Not that I'm really complaining, Max time is still one of my favourite things!

That said, we are starting to get into a bit of a routine. We go to bed at around 9.30 or 10pm each night and Max wakes up to feed around 2am and again between 5 and 6am. We laze around in bed after the morning feed and get up with the Big Man at quarter past seven. After that it's playtime, like I said the other day Max loves to play on his play mat, but I try and mix it up with other baby games as well. After about half an hour Max gets bored and I pop him into the front pack while I try and get some housework done. Not really that easy at the moment, I am starting to get achy again and I think it is from doing laundry and unloading the dishwasher with Max in the front pack. It has only been five weeks since I had the caesar, I'm sure it will get better soon.

Max tends to fall asleep in the front pack and then I can put him down for good sleep. The middle of the day is spent sleeping and feeding (Max), watching tennis or cricket and working on my computer (Me). If I need to go out this is the best time of the day. Today we went on our first solo grocery shop. I was a bit nervous, but it went really well. No tears and I managed to get everything done without any dramas.

Max has his cranky-pants time late in the afternoon. It is impossible to get anything done. He just wants to be held and fed constantly for about two hours. Afterwards though he crashes out and sleeps through until I feed him before bed.

It might not seem like a very exciting day, but I love it! I'm also glad that he's getting into a bit of a routine, it makes it a lot easier for me to plan my day too.

Here's hoping he sticks with it and stays a happy little baby.

T xx


fern said...

Great to see you're settling in so well!

Tamsyn said...

Well we were settling in, have definitely jinxed myself!