Back to Work Schedule

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Now that I have been back at work for about 2 weeks, I kind of have a schedule for myself down.  I don’t like to feel stressed, and this schedule has allowed that freedom for me.  As for Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays – I don’t really do a lot!  Those days are for fun times, going to the zoo, mall, or Sea World, and for just having a good time together.

Time Activity
5:30am Get up and get ready

Make everyone breakfast

Pack car

Eat my breakfast

Use any extra time to straighten, blog, or relax with some coffee!

6:30am Get kids up, changed, dressed

A breakfast, C bottle

A sunscreen

Playtime

7:15am Leave for daycare
8:00am-3:00pm Kids at daycare, me at work
3:15pm Pick kids up and drive home
4:00pm-5:30pm Playtime!!!

Wash bottles

5:30pm Family dinner
6/6:15pm C bedtime routine

A playtime

7/7:15pm A bedtime routine
7:30pm Pack lunch, shower, lay out clothes

Put toys away

Dishes

Quick straighten of house

8:00pm Free time!!!! Hang out with J 🙂
9:30pm Bed for mama!!!!!!!!

Sample Schedule for 2 Under 2

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Okay so I don’t know how, but we somehow have a schedule down two and a half months in.  This will obviously change over time (A’s nap will get later, C will eventually have 2 naps, etc.) but this is what has been working for us.  I sort of forced a 4 hour schedule on C but he took to it really well and we have all been doing great so it all worked out.  A’s timing is pretty consistent, C’s varies 30 minutes but sometimes more.  Here is what our typical day with 2 Under 2 looks like!

Time Activity
6:30/7am Wake up, both boys get new diapers and dressed and fed
8/8:30am C nap #1, play with A – this is a good time for an outing!
10:30am C bottle, watch A play
10:45/11am A lunch while C hangs out
11am Play with both boys 🙂
11:30am A nap (new diaper, sound machine on, lights off) – put C somewhere safe (crib, playpen, swing)
12pm C nap #2 (new diaper, sound machine on, lights off and swaddle if in crib, or you can put him in swing, pacifier)
1:30/2pm Both boys up from naps (sometimes earlier than 1:30, but try to help them nap until then) – new diapers and everyone comes downstairs
2/2:15pm A snack, C hangs out
2:30pm C bottle, A plays
3/3:30pm C nap #3, play with A – this is a good time for an outing!
5:30pm A dinner while C hangs out
6/6:15pm C bedtime routine (put A in his crib with toys, or in playpen and let him watch Frozen or YouTube video) – bath, night diaper, onesie, swaddle, bottle in rocking chair, pacifier, sound machine on, lights off, kiss and say night night, crib
6:30-7pm Play with A
7:15pm A bedtime routine – bath, pajamas, brush teeth, night diaper, 2 stories in rocking chair, kiss and say night night, crib with blanket