I have sooooooo much things and ideas in my mind for my blog, vlog and even just simple house chores. However, nothing is close to possible doing everything if you are a mom of an infant especially if you are still breastfeeding your little one. Writing this blog while nursing JD is such a bonus. I can’t do any thing because all we do is nurse, latch, nurse, latch and so on. Even when he’s asleep, he didn’t want to let go of the boobies. Others say they’re waiting for their kids to sleep so that they can do something but it’s the other way around for me. I can’t do anything while he’s asleep because he don’t want to depart from the boobies. I can actually do some work while he’s awake because I can either put him in his crib or let him play on the bed (with lots of pillows on the side so he won’t fall down). However, I must be really quick because he easily gets bored. Ending, still no chores done.
Below is a timeline of what we typically do on a daily basis:
7:30 AM – cries from sleep. Sometimes, nursing is the answer but often, he just want to be rocked/cradled again then falls back to sleep. Plus, nurse again.
8:00 – 10:00 AM – this consists of nursing every 30mins and/or rocking and cradling again. It’s still morning yet I’m already physically tired.
10:00 AM – this is the time when he usually wakes up.
10:00 – 10:15 AM – play a little.
10:15 – 10:30 AM – make bed, eat my breakfast, feed the dogs, wash dishes (depends), heat up water for JD’s bath time. Yup, you have to be really quick!
10:30 – 12:00 NN – bath time, play time, messing around time, make bed.
12:00 – 1:00 PM – he’s usually sleepy around this time. Either rocking or nursing will put him to sleep.
2:00 PM – awaken again from his first nap.
2:00 – 2:30 PM – a little play time, eat my lunch, feed the dogs, wash dishes.
2:30 – 5:00 PM – play time, messing around time. Sometimes this is the time when I can sweep the floor or anything else but this should be done in less than 5mins, make bed.
5:00 – 5:15 PM – we go out to the veranda so we can watch neighbor kids play around and also the birds, trees, clouds, dogs, etc.
5:15 – 7:00 PM – he’s usually sleepy around this time. Either rocking or nursing will put him to sleep. I have to squeeze in my bath time here.
7:00 – 7:30 PM – 2nd nap.
7:30 – 8:30 PM – play time, waiting for Jek to arrive from work.
8:30 – 10:00 PM – eat dinner, feed dogs, finally have some me-time (about 10mins), make bed.
10:00 – 11:00 PM – he’s sleepy already and want to always cling to me.
11:00 PM – next day – consists of sleeping, nursing, crying, rocking/cradling, nursing, nursing, sleep and so on.
Listing this down is really exhausting already to me. I can’t do pretty much anything else aside from nursing. That’s what I do best. You can easily say, “manage your time” or “you have to multitask”. Yes, I know, and I’m already doing it. I tried my best. It’s just really hard to do since we are exclusively breastfeeding. JD nurses every 30mins to 1 hour interval. He’s so clingy to me. Plus, I don’t want to leave him alone for a long period of time just to make sure that the house is clean or the dishes were cleaned or I already ate. No, that’s just not my priority. Having an exclusively breastfed infant is already time-consuming and I won’t complain. I know this too shall pass. I won’t be breastfeeding forever. This is just for a few more months/years. It will be beneficial to the both of us in the long run.
If someone will see how messy/cluttered our place is, others will be easy to judge that I’m not cleaning the house or I’m just a mess. If you ever exclusively breastfed plus you’re left alone with an infant, a dog and 2 puppies, then I’ll accept your comment. But if not, well, I have nothing to say. To me, I really hate untidy places. My husband knows this. I always nag at him if there is a tiny bit of a mess. I want everything to be clean and organize. Now is just the opposite. I’ve accepted the fact that I can’t do everything on my own. I have to look after my little one first. I’d like to thank my husband for being so supportive in our breastfeeding journey and for being a good husband. He do the laundry, he cooks for me, he prepares JD’s food, he wash JD’s cloth diapers, he cleans the mess of our dogs, he plays with our baby, he wakes up in the middle of the night if he hears JD cry (and cradle him), he just loves us always. Remember, this too shall pass. 😊😊😊