Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Where's my time, dude?

Typical day:
6.00pm - left office for home

6.20pm - reach babysitter's house to pick up little sen

6.30pm - back home with little sen. Played and talked to her for a while..

6.50pm - go out to tar pau dinner. Anne will probably be expressing milk or cleaning up bottles, boil water - doing baby stuff

7.20pm - I come back.. hopefully sen is still quiet and enjoying herself... I'll start eating dinner while watching her and Anne would go bathe.. or it could be the other way round - I bathe and she eats dinner...

or.................. sen starts to cry for milk and dinner or bathe has to be put on hold. Normally, one of us would feed her, the other will have to take a quick bite or quickly go shower. Her feeding is about 15 minutes and the burping is an additional 10-15 minutes.

If she feeds, she would poo.. and it's changing diapers time.. add 10 minutes.

8.00 - 8.30pm - Anne's turn for dinner.. my turn for shower.

8.30pm - We do our evening prayers - gongyo and daimoku. This is about 10 minutes. Then, we take a break - or I go water the plant if I forgot to do so in the morning .. or tidy up here and there.. or do the dishes .. just doing stuff........

9.15pm - bed time for little sen.. activities include:
- cleaning her body with warm water.. (not bathing.. just towelling her)
- changing her into long sleeves shirts/pants
- dimming the lights
- patting her to sleep.. hopefully! and this is where it gets tricky! These days, she would just go to sleep by the time the lights are dimmed. Thankfully... but at times, something would bother her.. could be wind in the stomach.. or too hot.. or too cold.. or who knows why.. and she would start fussing ...... and this would take about 1 or 2 hours before she finally sleeps.

That's like 10pm or 11pm! By that time, we would be so exhausted.............. we would just brush teeth, get ready for bed .. and plop - it's dreamland....................... until............

1.00am - she wants her milk! Normally, I would be the one who wake up to fix her the milk. The rationale is that after this I could sleep till 7am... 6 hours of good sleep. Anne will wake up for the next feed, which is typically 5am .. that means she will have her 6 hours of sleep too.

5.00am - feed time again and changing diapers if she poo

6.00am - Anne will be doing morning prayers, cleaning up bottles, expressing milk, etc while I am snoozing..

7.00am - I wake up......... and laze around...............

8.00am - Baby wakes up for another feed

8.30am - send to baby sitter .. I am off to work!

REPEAT EVERYDAY (but adjust the timing because it is so unpredictable!!!!)

SO, where got time to play computer games?!

2 comments:

  1. HaHaHa .....hillarious la - detailed schedule :) now u know leh....kan I kept asking you to go enjoy your life, play as much games as you want before take on fatherhood :) .... the good side is, little sen will grow up, and her time will be adjusted to your sleeping time soon, and she'll berdikari too, by then, U'll get to play games again, meanwhile- kumpul dust first la ...

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  2. Let me share with Anjali's schedule and you can see if you want to adjust.

    7:30pm feed
    8pm sleep
    11:30pm last feed
    6am wake up and feed

    Waking up at 1 and 5am is tough. My schedule allows us to sleep through the night. Of course baby wake up middle of the night due to nightmare is unavoidable but at least it is not warming milk etc

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