Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A day in the life of Jamie...

Happy Tuesday! Today, we have Jamie, a super sweet new mom. 

A day in the life of a new mom and competitive gymnastics coach. 

5:30 am- Check phone to see how long until nick’s (husband) alarm will go off.  Don’t want it to wake up our 4 1/2 month old co-sleeping baby, Ava.

5:45 - Repeat

6:00 am - Hand phone to nick and say phone will go off soon

6:15 am - Alarm goes off, tell nick to hurry up turning it off

6:15 - 6:30  am in and out of sleep making sure nick doesn’t fall back asleep

7:30 am - Nick wakes me up to say good bye.  Kiss and tell him to be careful. 

9:15ish am- Wake up. Sneak out of bedroom.  Let out the dogs.  Fill up dogs water bowl.  Peek in on Ava, Shower and put on makeup.  Brush teeth. Grab breast pump parts from kitchen.  Check email and face book.

9:50 am - Ava is up. 

9:50 - 10:00 am - Listen to Ava coo and “talk” . I love that she wakes up happy and I encourage her to self soothe at both going to sleep and waking up. 

10 - 10:10 am Snuggles and diaper change

10:10 - 10:30 am - Nurse and pump (I get better results if I pump while nursing)

10:30 - 10:45 am - Hang out on my bed and talk and play and snuggle

10:45 - 11:30 am - Play time in the living room.  Usually on her piano play mat. I make the bed and let the dogs out again while she plays, then join her.

11:30 - 12:00  - We get ready for nap time.  Nurse, change diaper, swaddle, turn on her radio in her room (country channel) and rock in glider for 1 full song, then hugs and kisses and down in her crib.  (most days she only naps for just under an hour in her crib and then wakes and I move her to her swing to finish her nap, but today she was showing off for the post I think and takes a rockstar crib nap)

12:00 - 2:45 pm - Ava went down for her nap without any fussing at all.  And I am off.  Laundry, dishes, trash, pay bills, check email, prepare crockpot for dinner, talk to my mom.  Several peeks in on Ava because she has never slept this long in her crib!

2:45 - 3:30  pm - Ava wakes up. Change her, and put her cool  vibrating chair.  She is pissed.  Nurse her.  Back on her playmat while I gather up everything for us to go to the gym.  Realize I haven’t eaten.  Grab 2 granola bars. 

3:45 pm - Head out the door.  Off to work.

4:00 - 4:30  pm - Get to the gym.  Walk all the way back to my beam area and drop off all our stuff. Head back up to the front.  Go to my boss’s office and nurse Ava.

4:30 - 5:00 pm - Practice starts. Ava and I watch the team girls stretch and do basics (simple moves meant for working technique and form)  Ava has a blow out and I change her diaper.

5 - 5:40  pm - First group of girls come to beam.  I swaddle Ava and hold her and she is out. Put her in her swing.  Girls have a good beam day.  Yay!

5:40 - 6:20 pm -  Next group comes to beam.  They are hyper today.  Still get some good work in though.  Ava wakes up but she is happy in her swing

6:20 - 7 pm - Ava wants attention.  Pick her up and hold her this rotation.  These are my girls who have a meet coming up. Lots of routines.  Nick comes and picks Ava up during this rotation.  They go home

7 - 7:30 - pm - Girls condition and stretch and then we are done!

7:30 - 7:55 pm - Drive home. Drop off my bff’s daughter at her house (I coach her daughter and they live 2 minutes from me)

8 - 8:30  pm - Nurse Ava and eat dinner. Usually at the same time. She is currently on a month long bottle strike or else Nick would have fed her before I got home.

8:30 - 10 pm - Family time!  Play on play mat, talk, sing, watch sports (Ava & daddy time says Nick) several diaper changes usually

10 - 10:45 Start bedtime routine.  Nurse, (shower on a shower day), change diaper, lotion, sleep sack, night night song, swaddle, one of us rocks her.  Kisses, turn on humidifier, put her in her rock n play in our room and leave her be.

10:45 - 11:30ish  pm - Watch TV, facebook, forums, talk to Nick, put puppies in crates, wash face, brush teeth

11:30ish pm - Bedtime

Thanks for sharing, Jamie! It sounds like such a great day, a mix of lazy/hanging out/getting stuff done/working.  Perfect! ;)

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