trying to find time for myself

Stephanie - posted on 11/26/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Well I have been trying to find some "mommytime" for myself. I am a stay-at-mom first-time mom. My daughter will be 9 months old next week, and I love my babygirl and being a mom. I think though it's time for me to get back to my per-pregnancy body. I was planning on working out at home. But having a hard time finding oanytime for myself at all. This is my daughter's schedule:

6-7am: wake up

7-8am: 4oz Bottle of Baby Juice (Half water Half Juice) or Just water with Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Multivitamins

8-8:30am: Playtime

9-9:30am: Washed Up & Dressed

9:30-10am: Breakfast feeding 4-5oz Bottle of Formula

10-12pm: Nap/Playtime

12-1pm: Lunch Spoon Feed Baby Food/Cearel 1-4oz

1-2pm: Nap/Playtime

2-3: 8 oz Bottle of Formula with 4 tbsp of Cearel

3-4:30pm: Nap/Walk/Playtime

4:30-5pm: Playtime

5-6pm: Dinnertime & 4-5 oz of Formula

6-6:30: Playtime/Storytime

7-7:30: Bath time

7:30-8: Bedtime Feedings/Snack- 2 tbsp of Cearel with Fuirt & 6-8 oz Bottle of Formula

8-8:30: teeth/gums brushed & Bedtime

But she is teething so she doesn't sleeping though the night every night. And she will only take 2 naps every day for 30 mins every time. It's a different time every day. And when she does nap it when I get a shower, do some school work, try to get some house work done. Any one have any ideas for me?


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Stephanie - posted on 11/27/2012




I might try getting up a little earlier because some nights she just don't like to sleep with mommy/daddy being with her. She don't like her play pin at all so I just packed it up and put it away because I was getting tired of fighting to try to get her used it.

Sue - posted on 11/27/2012




I know how hard it is to find time for your self i have 3 kids. You just gotta take every chance you get like when she naps or try to get up a little earlier or when she goes to bed at night. I know you said you want to work out at home but have you ever thought about joining a gym?? The one i go to has child care which is awesome!! How about your husband can he help with her when he gets hone for a little so you can get in your workout!! It will get better as she gets older. How about putting her in her play pen for a little to play while you work out.. Good luck!

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