I wanted to wait until her 8th month birthday but I am bursting with love so I felt like expressing it today. As I write this blog she is crawling all over me trying to press all the buttons. Life is sooo different right now. Everything I have she wants to put in her mouth. It is very funny!
It is amazing how life changes so much as a new parent. I am so lucky to have the career I have. I am able to be with her most of the day. I don't know how I would have continued to breastfeed if I had a different schedule. I will say that priorities change big time. I don't get the personal time to myself like I use to. Especially big windows to do long workouts. When you see the schedule below you will have an idea why. This does not include diaper changing, bath time, play time, etc...
This probably wont interest you unless you are a parent or an expecting parent!
A typical day of feeding Lyla. I have had to add some extra nursing times because I was starting to lose my milk.
Breastfeed 6:30 a.m. and then pump
Feed her breakfast 8 a.m.
Breastfeed 10:30 a.m.
Breastfeed 1 p.m.
Breastfeed 4 p.m.
Feed her Dinner 5:30 p.m.
Breastfeed or bottle with breastmilk 7 p.m.
Pump 9 p.m. for bottle
As you can see much of my day is spent feeding my baby. Believe it or not I still do work. My husband will take over many times in the evenings while I am working. I also have some clients come to my home in the morning between breastfeeding times, so my husband or our cousin will watch her at this time. it has worked out very nicely. During the day when she will take her nap I will work on nutrition or online programs. After she is in bed at night I will work on my articles. So I'm busy!
I never thought I would be this head over heels in love with my baby. She lights up my world. It's amazing how I have lived 27 years without her and now I can't imagine 1 day without her. Every new step and new sounds is so exciting. She is worth every bit of this. I truly enjoy my days with her. I will not lie, they can get exhausting. I have enclosed a mini video of her. This blogger thing is great. I can share this clip with family members who don't get a chance to see her often. Technology can be good at times!
Loving my baby and a typical day of feeding her
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