My daughter is almost 7 months old now, and is sleeping through basically every night. With this new development comes new freedom. For what feels like my whole life, but could not have been any longer than 7 months, my evenings would go something like this:
4:00-6:00 Cook dinner
6:00-6:30 Eat dinner
6:30-7:00 Walk in circles holding baby
7:00-8:00 Put baby to bed
8:00-8:30 Clean kitchen
8:30-9:00 Sit on couch and stare at TV for 30 minutes (if lucky)
9:00-9:30 Shower, maybe
9:30-10:00 Go to sleep
Now, she’s going to sleep with nearly no problem, so I’m done with that by 7:30. Half of the time my husband does it, so I can get straight to the cleaning. There’s no extended period of re-entering her room due to wailing, she pretty much just sleeps.
This means I have more time in the early evening, which is fantastic. Also, since I’m no longer waking up to feed her several times during the night, I don’t have to go to bed so early. My revised bedtime? 11pm!
What to do with my time from 8pm until 11? Well, some of the time is reserved for showering. I hope to make that a… Read the rest