I put off writing this a few weeks — Lissie’s birthday was late July, actually — because our schedule has been really topsy turvy as of late. On her birthday, she started going to a day care center, which meant a structured routine and just one nap a day.
I stopped weaned the night feedings on her birthday. For the most part, after that, she stored waking up at 3 a.m. for a few weeks, but when she was started walking around the middle of August, the night waking started again. So here we are, at 13.5 months:
6:30 a.m. On a good day, go for a run. Realistically, this happens two days a week. If I get fyi sleep in the extra 40 minutes, I usually take it.
7:20 a.m. World’s fastest shower, clothes and make-up.
7:40 a.m. Leave for day care. She has breakfast at day care when she arrives around 8:10 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Arrive at work.
Lissie takes one nap at day care from 11:30 to 1:30 ish. And I don’t pump any more! I went from 3x per day at 10 months to 2x, then down to 1x per day at 11 months. I phased it out and burned through the rest of her frozen milk by two weeks after her birthday.
I do not miss pumping at work.
4 p.m. Her father picks her up from day care.
5 p.m. I’m home from work! We nurse, then do a fun activity outside together while Dad makes dinner.
6:30 p.m. Dinner. She is getting most of her nutrition from solid now.
7 p.m. Bath, books, nurse, bed. She’s usually out by 7:45. This hasn’t changed much since the last time.
Things that I have learned since the last time
- It was a hard decision to night wean but I did it for as long as I could stand it, and when I did, I know it was the right time because she adapted within a few days.
- That said, I’m still nursing at night since she’s had a cold the last few days.
- The babyhood, it was over so quickly.
Things that I see changing
- She can walk! She’s made huge jumps in the last two months towards independence. It’s thrilling and also a little scary, like, I am a parent of another human being with a will and personality.
- My willingness to entertain the possibility of going through all this again with another kid.
- This series. I don’t see her month to month changes as being that dramatic any more, so this will be the last one. Thank you guys for all the and feedback.