Schedules and Routines

As a new stay at home mom, I find myself living and breathing schedules.  Bailey needs to stay on her 3 hour schedule to keep herself in a good sleeping routine, but I quickly learned I desperately need a schedule for myself to keep myself sane!  I went from a regular Monday-Friday 8-5 work day routine, to having absolutely nothing routine to speak of other than feeding and changing my baby girl.  So after a few weeks, here is the schedule I came up with for myself.

Sunday: Grocery planning–I make my list and scour the ads to find anything I need on sale
Monday: Grocery shopping.  It’s fitting that I do something I particularly don’t enjoy to make my Monday feel more like everyone else’s. 🙂
Tuesday: Bible study at church, then clean the kitchen.  I should probably clean it every day, but at least it gets a good scour once a week.
Wednesday: Clean the bathrooms and go to Oasis (our high school youth group.  Love  my time with my group of girls there!)
Thursday: Dust and vacuum.  It’s amazing how dusty things get in a week!
Friday: Laundry.  I usually end up doing laundry a few times a week, but at least I know I have to do it on Friday if I don’t get to it before.

I also created a workout schedule for myself so I have a goal to get to the Y 4 or 5 days a week.  Still “trying” to lose this baby weight.  Although whenever I start dieting, my milk supply basically disappears, so maybe in a few months I’ll have better results taking this weight off.

So basically, this post was just about schedules.  But this is my life right now, and I’m loving every minute of it!  Even the 4 am crying baby minutes…

And for your viewing pleasure, our baby girl is 11 weeks old tomorrow!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnmtlUOTwM&fmt=22

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