I am featuring a day in the life of eleven month old Ayu. It is so exciting to see babies grow up. From milk-poop-sleep-repeat to a so many great activities in a day, their life does seem more complicated than ours.
Here is what a typical (good) day looks like
8-9 AM He wakes up for the day and gives mama her favourite cuddles and kisses and is up from the bed. He nurses a bit as soon as he wakes up. If his dad is at home, he takes care of the baby while I freshen up. He is not a good sleeper.
10-11 AM He eats breakfast. Most of the times he has the homemade cereal with curd. Mama makes sure that he eats different thing everyday.
11-1 PM Plays on his mat surrounded by lots of toys. Keeps crawling around and tries to reach the sofa and stand up. He loves to chase slippers. As soon as he sees anyone’s footwear around, he rushes to grab and eat them. So mama does not get anytime to rest, and has to run around him most of the time. Play time also includes teaching him where a fan is or his nose is. He grabs a few bites from mom’s lunch as a snack.
2-3 PM Down for his first nap (which he has started skipping since a few days). He is a light sleeper. So any kind of noise can wake him up. The only way to put him back to sleep is to nurse him.
3-5 PM Wakes up from nap and nurses. He plays for sometime and then I give him a massage and bathe him. He used to love bathing earlier. As he is growing up, bathing him and getting him wear clothes is a big task. Once he is ready, Lunch is served. He mostly poops after he has his lunch. So he cleaned and changed and then back to playing.
6-7 PM He takes a late nap around 6 PM. This one is a short nap and as soon as he wakes up, he is changed and is ready to go for a walk. He sits in his stroller and goes for a walk with mama. Notices planes, flowers, trees and greets everyone he meets with a smile.
7-8 PM His dad and grandpa come back from work and take charge of the baby. He plays with them.
9-10 PM He has his dinner. And goes to the bedroom for bedtime routine.
10-1 AM Putting him to sleep is a major task. Before I try to put him to sleep, he is massaged and changed. The lights are put out and he listens to mama reciting his nursery rhymes. Sometimes he sleeps while nursing. Most of the nights, he nurses and plays and that cycle goes on for an hour. And then when he finally feels tired, he sleeps off.
3 AM Wakes up and wants milk.
5 AM Wakes up and wants milk again
P.S. : On a good day, I take shower in the morning. On a not so good one, he wants me around all the time. I manage to get some me time which includes getting ready, eating and writing while he naps. I can’t believe that I haven’t slept well since eleven months.
When did your child start sleeping through the night?
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