Hey guys as you know Adora is now 6months old. I wanted to talk about what helped me postpartum. Being a new mom IS NOT EASY! Theres no magical moment that makes your family just come together with birds flying and pixie dust, we wish mamas but theres not. So you have to make it work for you. This morning I met a mom with a 14month old who just now is working through her postpartum. She congratulated me for getting out and doing things all the time. In my brian I was like you have no idea I thought I wasn’t doing enough hahah, Go figure!
Truth is I go out because it helps me feel like Im doing something! It makes us feel like we are teaching Adora, getting her exposed to different things and teaching her through play. I just love her so much and I want her to have all the opportunities in the world and love learning. I get so nervous I’m not doing enough or that Adora should already be talking or something!
So to ease my anxiety and make me feel better I developed a schedule for us. No matter what we try to stick to it to make me feel sane. Of course the schedule will change based on Adora for the day or if we feel especially tired or have an appointment. It also changes based on free days, the museums or any type of festival that is going on. Also some days she will nap longer then an hour so mom can actually get stuff done!
|6:40/7am wake up and feed also give lots of kisses and make LOTS of noise||7 Trapaso while mom makes coffee||7:30 walk with brother pup outside around the hood|
|8 take dad to UCLA go to the garden walk around||9 come home eat some more and play a few games -possible bath-||930 flashcards, rosetta stone or games till nap|
|10ish nap time maybe til 11
|11am feed and cuddle with mom||1130 take out pup to walk or get ready for what we are going to do for that day – possible park|
|12- mom makes food while Adora plays with her blocks or puzzles||1-4 activity outside of the house||4ish nap and food|
|5 help mom make dinner and yes Adora helps we go over what to make and how to make it||6/7 feed family||8pm start getting ready for bed!|
*Mondays I TRY to take her to the beach or hiking
*Tuesdays are museum or art gallery days I find all the free ones great to go to!
*Wednesday is music class or library story hour and day & VIB baby hour
*Thursdays are free days at Skirll ball Center and other kid museums & gym class
* Fridays I try to take her out to the beach or on a hike/longer walk
*Saturday is family time and so is Sunday so we plan family centered activities! 🙂
The reason I share this is because sometimes as a new mom I used to look around on blogs for typical schedules other moms would do. It helped me to feel like I could figure out this whole new mom thing… Somedays I can’t do anything until 1pm and some days she’s up at 5am so these schedules don’t mean anything, but its nice to know what other moms do to make it through their day.
What do you do with your new baby, especially the first year? Leave comments and suggestions below for us! 🙂