12:30 p.m. — (If I’m lucky) Noah wakes up from his nap, I feed him, and then we go back to the juggling act until his next nap.
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — I will feed Noah again and he will take his third nap. I will go back into crunch mode getting as much work as possible done. Usually I’m thinking about crashing at this point in the day, but I try not to.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Try to get in some family time and not talk about work or business. Take Noah for a walk or go to the pool. It’s been over 100 degrees everyday lately so we have been opting for the pool.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Bed-time routine for Noah. Bath, feeding, book. We usually read him a story on our bed and I have to try not to fall asleep while doing so.
8:30 p.m. — Oh wouldn’t it just be lovely if as soon as we put Noah in his crib he would drift off to dream land?
8:35 p.m. — Noah starts whining and either wants to be walked around the house more or wants to have a dance party in his crib again.
8:45 p.m. — I walk to the fridge, look at the wine, think about pouring a glass, stare at it, feel too tired to open the bottle. Shut the fridge. Sit down on couch. “Ohh I don’t hear him, he must have fallen asleep.” I proceed to get really comfy on the couch. Grab a cozy blanket, put on an episode of Friends. Ahh finally. He’s in bed and I can relax.
9:00 p.m. — I hear Noah start to cry again. Oh hell no. Please just go back to sleep. Crying continues. I can’t let him cry. I failed miserably at the cry-it-out method. I get up and go comfort him until he finally passes out.
After Noah is finally out for the night the struggle of whether I should go to bed or actually do something for myself begins. I know that I will be up with him again in about 4-5 hours so I realize that I need to go to bed, but man oh man I just want to do something. I’ve been on baby duty all day and I feel like I’m supposed to celebrate my freedom at this point. The hubs and I will hang out for awhile and then we head to bed.
3:00 a.m. — Repeat. A new day begins.
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