I’m kind of laughing at the title of this blog post because Luna doesn’t have a typical day. Every day is completely different. It’s like, will she nap for 2 hours and give me a break or will she nap for 30 minutes and drive me insane? I literally never know what to expect. But that’s the “fun” part about motherhood, isn’t it?
Although every day is different, I still try to follow somewhat of a schedule. I know a lot of moms aren’t big fans of schedules and just like to go with the flow, but I find Luna thrives best on a routine. So here’s, in a nutshell, what her “typical” day looks like.
Waking up - Luna usually wakes up between 5:30am - 6:30am. Sometimes she’ll wake up at 5am but let’s just ignore that for now, haha! When she wakes up, she really likes to play in her crib on her own for about 15 minutes. I find that it’s extremely important for her to enjoy some me-time so I pretend I don’t see or hear her. When she’s had enough, she lets me know and that’s when I grab her and we begin our day. The first thing we do is nurse her, change her diaper and get her out of her pajamas. We then spend most of her wake time playing. We also started solids so I always give her something to eat - about 1 hour after breastfeeding.
First nap - Luna goes down for her first nap about 2.5-3 hours after waking up, so anywhere between 8am - 9:30am. For the past couple of days, she’s been a good napper napping for 1-1.5 hours - knock on wood. She then usually wakes up between 10am-10:30am. When she wakes up, I nurse her, change her diaper and we play again. And about one hour before her second nap, I give her lunch (solids).
Second nap - Luna goes down for her second nap at around 1pm-1:30pm. The second nap has also been quite long these past few days, around 1-1.5 hours. She then wakes up anytime between 2pm-3pm, but lately it’s been closer to 3pm. When she wakes up, I nurse her, change her diaper and we usually go out, get some fresh air. Once we get back home, we have dinner (solids), and then it’s time for our bedtime routine.
Bedtime - Our bedtime routine starts with a bath followed by a massage. After that I put on her pajamas and nurse her. If she isn’t too too tired, I might even read her a book. And then she falls asleep anywhere between 6pm and 7pm.
So this is us in a nutshell. Do you find you have similar days?