Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stats and Schedules

The kids saw the pediatrician on Friday. Penny weighed in at 15 lbs, 4 oz, 28.5 inches tall and 17 inches for head. Obviously not on the growth curve chart but starting to grow so I'm happy. Ned weighed in at 20 lbs, 15 oz, 29.25 inches tall and 18.25 inches for head - 25% across the board (except his head which was 50%). We all really expected him to be bigger - I guess the comparison to Penny makes him seem large.

I haven't done a "schedule" post since this one in February but I've been thinking about their schedule for a while - it has obviously changed in the last 7 months and now we're transitioning Ned to milk/sippy/straw cups. We have to keep Penny on her special formula and she doesn't do well on the sippy cup. Fortunately if Ned has his straw cup he doesn't seem jealous of Penny's bottle. So here is the rundown at year old*:

6:00-6:30: Wake up. Usually Ned first and Penny sometimes sleeps until 7:00. Diaper changes and bottles with 10 mins of waking up (small one for Ned). Eventually this will be a straw cup for Ned but I'm not ready to let the bottle go. Husband flits in and out but basically gets ready for work.

7:15: Breakfast. Some days I strip Ned down and let him practice feeding himself yogurt (it can be disastrous). Penny will only eat Os or 1/2 a breakfast bar. If they are up early we may do breakfast as early as 7:00 am.

7:30 am: I get the kids ready in the playroom - put them in clothes, "brush" their teeth. Play time until 8:30 am.

8:30 am: Husband leaves; Nanny April arrives. I get ready for work. If they sleep "late" I shower before they get up - I pretty much get up at 6:30 unless someone (ahem, Mr. Ned!) makes me get up earlier.

9:00 am: I leave for office. Kids go down for naps around 9:30 am.

11:00 am: Up from naps. Penny gets a bottle; Ned gets a straw cup with whole milk. We tried to have him in the highchair in the other room while she did her bottle but she kept getting distracted.

11:20ish am: Lunch. Penny eats a Pringle, throws the other real food on the floor. Ned chows.

11:40 - 1:30 pm: Playtime.

1:30-3:30 pm: Nap.

3:30 pm: Bottle for Penny; Ned gets straw cup with whole milk. Small snack after in their highchairs.

4:00 pm: Walk, then play time.

5:30 pm: Nanny April prepares dinner for Ned. Husband comes home if not travelling.

5:45/6 pm: Penny gets bottle. Ned has dinner with straw cup of milk. Penny joins him in the highchair around 6 pm and throws her food on the floor unless we give her puffs or dried fruit. Pretty sure she hasn't had a vegetable in about 2 months.

6:30 pm: Bathtime. I try to sneak in some playtime if I get home from work - it makes me feel relaxed and happy. When Husband does bedtime alone (most nights) the kids go straight from highchairs to bathtub.

6:45 pm: Dressed, bottles (only 4 ounces for Ned; whatever Penny didn't eat at 5:45 pm) and brush teeth (we are struggling with that one).

7:00 pm: Lights out after book and song.

9:00 pm-4:30 am: Penny pulls out her nasal cannula 5-10 times until we give up and take it off her and shut off the O2 monitor.

*Note: This does not include Penny's medicine regime.

Current favorite obsessions - "book nook" and my old sunglasses. They will spend 15-30 mins just flipping through books. It's incredible.


Stacey said...

Funny how obsessed we have become with schedules, isn't it? Glad to have yours written out - it might be useful for me as Cameron gets older. It seems like every baby loves sunglasses - Cameron already reaches for mine!

Donna said...

Flaky mom here - I am not sure I have a schedule! I do try, but heck there are too many living things in my house (2 kids, 2 parents, 3 dogs, 2 cats and fish) to keep everyone in line. Good to here that Penny has grown some!

Nicole S. said...

For so long, I thought all moms had schedules like this, where everything happened at the same time every day, within a half hour block. Apparently not so. But I'm happy for my schedule and I seem to have more in common with moms who live by a scheudle with their kid(s) - birds of a feather, I guess!

PS - love the book nook!! I'm am looking for a book shelf for our kids.

Julia said...

So good to hear Penny is growing!

We do not have a schedule by the hour here, because I work from home (mostly nights) and Husband's schedule is different every day of the week, including two days out of town. But we do have a series of activities that get done over the day in more or less the same order. They go out with us for errands regularly too.

I am impressed by how much they sleep. It looks like my girls might be dropping the second nap anytime, and I cannot dream of letting them nap for 3-4 hours every day, they just wake up in the middle of the night ready to party! And still I am considered a sleep freak around here.

Krissy said...

I think in another year you will be glad you took the time to write down their schedule, because I can tell you right now I do not remember the schedule from a year ago. That part of my brain has been re-written with all the other schedules that have since happened.

I too love the book corner. If we ever have a large refinished farmhouse (my dream)I am going to find a big clawfoot tub, line it with pillows and stick it in the family room for the kids to read it. They had one at my elementary school library, and I always thought that was the coolest thing.

Neve said...

I love Ned's bright red knee in the book picture -- clearly crawling all over the place!

I'm stealing the book corner idea for sure. :)