~ the schedule ~

30 June 2007

this is our daily schedule in the past three days. prior to that, we basically have no schedule at all and were totally sleep-deprived.

  • 2-3AM - either i wake up (breast is full) or aina wakes up (hungry), but we both wakes ari up. feeding time. then, we all go back to sleep again.
  • 5AM - aina wakes up for another feed. usually, she goes back to sleep again without much fuss.
  • 7AM - another feed again. but this time, she can’t go back to sleep since the sun is up. my mom does the laundry from yesterday.
  • 8-9AM - bathing time, she hates it. and this followed by immediate feeding, to make her happy. my mom sweeps the house.
  • 9AM-1PM - the fussy time. she cries and cries and refused to be consoled. she usually sleeps very little during these hours. she feeds normally, though (2-3 hours apart). my mom continues to clean the house. she also goes to buy groceries and cooks during this time, while koda has her breakfast
  • 1-7PM - she’s usually calmed down, so this is the time when we have lunch (take turns), ari works, i take naps, mom does too. she feeds as usual.
  • 8-9PM - we have dinner, getting ready for the last feed of the day. koda also has her dinner during this time.
  • 10PM - after the feed, we go to bed, along with aina. put sleeping aina on her crib in our room (we have moved the crib to our room) and we move all the breastfeeding stuff upstairs, turn off the lights and go to bed. this is the only time that we can sleep around 4 hours straight.

funny how different the schedule compare to the time before aina was born:

  • 12PM - we wake up, feed koda and start working.
  • 3PM - go to lunch. and go back to work again. sometimes, i nap.
  • 8PM - dinner time, watch TV, play video games, etc.
  • 11PM - sometimes we go take a walk around the neighborhood with koda before feeding her.
  • 4AM - go to bed, with koda curling on our feet.

life was so much simpler.

anyways, i knew the schedule may not last that long. today, things changed again… starting at 3AM this morning, aina keep asking for milk every 1 to 1 1/2 hours. we didn’t have time to rest at all. is this what they call growth spurt? i guess, since aina is turning 2 weeks old today, it’s about time…

ps: yay, her navel stump came off today! perfect timing as we celebrate her 2 week old birthday (by not doing anything but giving her milk almost every hour).

~ comment (11) ~

yep it’s definitely growth spurts… and there’s four more to go.. at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and six months.. be prepared..

yep i was also really stressed out with the drastic change of schedule, from a relaxed life to a controlled-by-baby life.. but don’t worry, it won’t last forever. After three months there’s a big chance that her schedule will normalize. And definitely after six months you can resume your normal adult life (with the help of occasional baby sitter)

Rani | 30 June 2007 - 08:56 | reply

good thing that you warned us about the growth spurts, or we’d be panicking and frustrated. i was doing a lot of readings about that after you told me, so i think we’re a lot more prepared. thank you!

thalia | 30 June 2007 - 09:52 | reply

I think the way of Buddha encourages us to be adaptable all the time. Buddha suggests we should not stick to a daily routine. If you are sleepy and tired, then go to sleep. Anywhere. Anytime. I think Aina is already doing the way of Buddha :)

Masindi | 30 June 2007 - 09:01 | reply

hahaha, my little Buddha!

thalia | 30 June 2007 - 09:52 | reply

i see no koda in your new schedule:)
ari and thal…congrats yach! i’m waiting to see more aina picts. what does aina mean?

novs | 1 July 2007 - 01:36 | reply

oh wow, i just realized that there is no Koda in the new schedule. ever since aina was born, koda is less demanding. she goes to the bathroom by herself, and never have any accident (like stepping on poos). we only need to feed her on time. the rest of the time, she lays down close to where aina is. we think she’s grown into a good big sister.

anyways, i should add her feeding time.

thalia | 1 July 2007 - 10:47 | reply

oh, aina means “always”, i think. or that’s what the “baby name website” said, hee hee.

thalia | 1 July 2007 - 10:48 | reply

good luck with everything! been wanting to call you cuz i want to visit you guys and lil aina. but i figured you probably need time to adjust .. and we’re probably just in your way.. so i’ll call you soon ya!! i’ll try to call not during your ‘napping’ hours.. :)

say hi to ari & lil aina.

so, who takes care of koda now? i don’t see her in your new sched anymore..

sLesTa | 1 July 2007 - 02:21 | reply

yeah, it’s been pretty hectic here. and the baby doesn’t do anything but sleep, feed and cry :) i guess that’s what they do in the first few months.

and Koda takes care of herself now. we only need to feed her (and i really should add that to the schedule! oops!). she goes to the bathroom by herself. and instead of asking to play, she spends most of her time laying down near aina.

thalia | 1 July 2007 - 10:53 | reply

schedulenya mirip Naila dulu.. emang Naila biasa minta minum 1 jam sekali.. mungkin pengen dikekepin aja kali ya…

dua bulan pertama gw kayak zombie banget deh, banyak bengong, mata ada lingkaran itemnya… but don’t worry, setelah lewat 6 bulan udah mulai enak kok. umur 3 bulanan aja udah mulai jarang bangun malem.

yanti | 3 July 2007 - 12:56 | reply

yah, emang disabar2in aja nih sekarang. lagian, untungnya aina udah agak2 “tau” malem. kalo malem, dia bisa tidur 3-4 jam lebih. jadi kita bangunnya ga terlalu sering. cuma kalo siang, wah, getol banget nempelnya.

thalia | 3 July 2007 - 04:26 | reply