5:30 AM- Jacob is hungry again, but is so sleepy he only nurses off one side after his diaper change. I know this means he will be awake sooner than later...
7:00 AM- ...And I'm right. Jacob is fussing. I head into his room and he greets me with a huge smile as I change his diaper again. He loves the morning!
8:15 AM- Daddy comes downstairs and snuggles Jacob for a while before leaving for work. He takes Lucy outside and helps unload the dishwasher before leaving for the day.
8:20 AM- Jacob and I play on the play mat for a while and have some tummy time. Project Runway plays in the background and I joke to Jacob that we need to "make it work" with his clothing choices today.
9:00 AM- We take our first nap of the day...or at least I attempt to. I try to give Jacob a pacifier for the hundredth time but he won't keep it in his mouth. He falls asleep on me as I watch another episode of Project Runway.
9:15 AM- Jacob wakes up for some odd reason and screams for five minutes until falling back asleep as I walk him around the house.
9:23 AM- I sit back down and breathe a sigh of relief that he is still asleep.
9:24 AM- I stopped moving, so Jake wakes up and now wants to play. I refuse to give in and rock him back to sleep and put him in his rock and play.
9:30 AM- I run a load of clothes in the laundry, clean upstairs, and check my work email. I pump and freeze half of what I pump for when I return to work, and leave the rest in the fridge for a bottle for later tonight.
10:45 AM- Jacob is awake and hungry. I nurse him and answer a parent email on my phone.
11:30 AM- I put Jake in the bouncer while I shower. He is fine playing with his toys until I wash my hair, then starts screaming until I am out and holding him (with a towel on my head and still undressed). I scramble to get ready while holding a fussy little guy.
11:45 AM- I attempt to make myself lunch while Jacob has tummy time on the play mat. He isn't having it. It's like he KNOWS every time I try to eat something!
11:50 AM- I play with Jacob for a while until he is fine on his own. I make myself a sandwich, grapes, and some yogurt with granola. I guzzle down as much water as I can.
12:15 PM- Jacob falls asleep in his swing and takes a nap while I finish eating and enroll in my health benefits online for this year.
12:55 PM- Jacob wakes up and nurses.
1:45 PM- We head to Target to pick up a few things on our shopping list. Jacob takes a nap in his carseat in the shopping cart. I put tons of cute baby clothes in the cart and then take them back out. I tell myself to wait until fall/winter before buying any of the cute wintery little boy clothes.
2:25 PM- I head to the pharmacy to pick up Jacob's reflux prescription.
3:15 PM- We are home and ready to play. We talk, sing, and read together until he is hungry.
3:45 PM- Jacob is hungry and going through a growth spurt, and the cluster feeding begins. We eat off and on until...
5:30 PM- Daddy is home! He snuggles Jacob while I grab the laundry from earlier to put away. We make dinner and talk about our day and I nurse Jacob again.
6:45 PM- We eat dinner and play. We start our new nightly routine of putting "Top Chef" on while we wind down our day.
7:00 PM- I nurse Jacob (cluster feeding is oh so fun) while Daddy gets his bath ready.
7:30 PM- We give Jake his bath and get him in comfy clothes for bedtime. He plays a little bit and we snuggle him.
8:45 PM- Jacob is stirring, so my husband goes up to settle him while I enjoy my glass of wine.
9:00 PM- I fall asleep on the couch.
9:45 PM- My husband wakes me up to go upstairs.
11:30 PM- I wake up and go in to Jake's room. I head in there in the hopes he will sleep longer through the night if I try and feed him now.
4:00 AM- The late night feeding worked and a new day has begun!