I have tried to get us back into somewhat of a routine to have some consistency again. It is going to change again in 6 weeks when I go back to work so we are taking things at our pace. Kinley has really been struggling with being away from me or going to do things like she did before. She loved going to her in home daycare and music class and she has struggled a little with both. She even has doubt when going to her Nanny and Poppy's house alone. I am not going to force her to do any of that so we have been easing back in slowly. It is working for us and she did much better at music class this week.
By the time we get up in the morning Matt has already left for work and Zander usually needs to be fed; NOW He is pretty good at giving me a few minutes to get Kinley settled with some milk and her breakfast. We all sit down to watch a show or two while I feed Zander, drink coffee and Kinley eats breakfast. Once they are both fed I can grab a quick breakfast for myself. I made this oatmeal bake last week and it was so easy to have the next morning. I need some more recipes like this for when I go back to work because I know the mornings will be much chaos.
Now that I have had one cup of coffee I can start thinking about our day. It really is nice to get out of the house even if it is only to the park. While I try to get Zander to nap I sit down with Kinley and do some kind of actviity; coloring, painting, stickers or dancing are a few of her favorites. It is important to me that I try to get some one on one time with her even when I have them both all day. I try to get the dishes done or a load of laundry done in the morning also. Does it always happen...NOPE, and that is ok.
We usually eat lunch around 11:30-12:00 at home. It is so much easier to eat at home and cheaper. I try to get Kinley to make it until 1 for a nap but a lot of days she doesn't make it that long and she is down by 12-12:30. She naps about an hour and a half to two hours. I hold Zander and relax a little myself on most days. He is so little and when I go back to work I know I will not be able to snuggle him as much so I am going to soak it up now. Even if that means my house is a disaster. Sorry babe!
After nap I try to get everyone outside. Sometimes it is to the park and other times it is blowing bubbles in the driveway. The weather hasn't been great so sometimes we just find things to do inside. She loves to play hide and seek so we have been playing a lot of that. Daddy gets home around 3:45-4:00 and takes over for a few while I try to get dinner prepped. We like to eat dinner with Kinley so I try to have dinner done by 5ish. After dinner Kinley runs around more like a crazy toddler and we do bath and pjs. We settle down around 7 for milk, snack and stories. She is in bed by 7:30 and we are working on getting Zander down too. Matt usually will hold him until we head to our room around 9 for one last feeding before I put him down for the night.
Then we do it all again the next day. In the midst of the day I fed Zander on demand, which has been about every 2 hours still. It makes some activities tricky but we are making it work and I will be honest Kinley has been great. She is the sweetest thing to him and will help get diapers, wipes and his bink when needed. I sure am loving being a mommy to these two and wouldn't change a thing even on the worst days.