Today’s the 3rd day managing things mostly on our own and surprisingly, we’re fine. Maybe because it’s only day 3 but as tiring as it is trying to squeeze in some household chores, food prep and email clearing when Nat naps, I am quite happy doing it. These few days also made me realize how much I need and value my time alone to get things done, the way I want them to be.
Our day in summary…
AM: Nat’s usual morning routine
- 630am rise and shine.
- 7am milk, followed by 8am breakfast (fruits and yogurt combo).
- Storybook + playmat time to crawl and tire himself out before his morning nap at around 930am.
- Once he slept, I prepped his lunch porridge before taking a nap too.
- After Nat woke up around 11am, I bathed him and we waited for my mom to pick us up to go for lunch.
LUNCH: @ Waterway Point today
- We walked around a bit after lunch and did a quick grocery run before heading home.
- As per our norm, we only head out in-between his AM & PM naps and ensure we make it back home in time for his 2nd nap.
- If he’s not tired yet like what happened this afternoon, I’ll give him more floormat and/or playpen time.
- Now at 9 months, Nat can stay awake for 3-3.5hours and needs to be sufficiently tired enough to be ready for a nap.
- The moment he sleeps, it’s time to steam his fruits for tea and his post-dinner dessert. This is also the only opportunity to cook his evening porridge.
- If I’m lucky, he will sleep for at least 1.5 hours (like today yay!) and I get to fit in some work.
DINNER: @ my mom’s place
- Once Nat woke up and his meal cooked, my mum came by again to bring us over.
- I wanted to pram him and walk (she lives just 1.5km away) but it was too sunny.
- HJ joined us for dinner after work and we brought Nat back around 8pm.
Actually, this is pretty much what I do on those days I don’t go into office so nothing was drastically different or more challenging.
I think I will miss this once I return to work full-time. So even if can’t really slack around and binge on Netflix because there’s more household chores and baby-related prep to be done, I’m glad that I can do all these for him.