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20/08/2013 at 07:31
Here we are all up at 6.30, H makes kids brekkies while i shower. Then we all eat then H goes to shower etc. About 7.30 H dresses kids, does dishes and leaves for work at 8. I make the beds, put the washing on etc and get it hung out if it finishes before we go out. Then just a general tidy. At 8.55/9am we leave for nursery.
I love being up early!
20/08/2013 at 07:37
A bit different here as I am still on maternity leave .... Alarm goes off at 06:50 (H's work alarm), wake E, go downstairs, H changes her while I sort her bottle, then I feed her, H goes in the shower and heads off to work, I wash bottles and make up a couple of new ones (flash cool and put in the fridge) and put on the washing if needed, then I head into the shower and get myself ready .... E is in her bouncy chair during this time playing with a few toys in the kitchen/bathroom/bedroom!! Then it's back downstairs for some playtime, before E goes down for her first nap of the day (about 8.30/9), and I then have a cup of tea and some breakfast and sort out the washing! I like to get all my jobs done during her morning nap, as it is the most reliable nap of the day!!
20/08/2013 at 07:42
Wow! Very organised ck!
On weekend/time off, o wakes around 7, comes into our bed to watch tv and we doze until she really has had enough and we need to feed her! Sometimes around 9!
When h is at work, o gets up around 7, cuddles in bed for half hour, breakfast, tidy up, washing and then get ready for day. The earliest we have to be out is 9:40 on a music class day. When I'm at work too, get up at 6:30 and tiptoe around in hope of not waking o, get her up at 7, get her changed a few cuddles and the she leaves with daddy to go to my mums. I hate work days.
20/08/2013 at 07:44
Depends whether the H is off or not but when he's at work I feed Samuel in bed while J watches tv in bed with us. Come downstairs and get the kids milk and breakfast, change S's nappy and try and settle him - normally to no avail. I'll get breakfast myself if S lets me. Put the kids in separate rooms while I try and get a shower, get everyone dressed,teeth brushed etc then watch a bit of tv before taking A to nursery. Stick a washing on and quick tidy up if I get a chance.
20/08/2013 at 07:52
M comes barreling into our room at 645 shouting "SUNSHINE'S HERE!!!" at the top of her voice (she has a gro clock). I groan and pull the pillow over my head (I'm so not a morning person and even less so since pregnant again), H goes for a shower and M either climbs in with me or goes in the bathroom with him. Once he's dressed, he and M go downstairs and sort breakfast while I drag myself in shower. I go downstairs, H leaves for work about 715, M and I eat our breakfast then get dressed - this is a long process as M has to choose her own outfit then we negotiate to eventually agree on something that matches....dry my hair, do Ms hair, leave for nursery/work just after 8. Or the day's I'm not at work I tend to do housework while she watches some telly till the back of nine then we generally have plans from 10...those days I don't necessarily shower before H goes out and will lie in bed a wee bit longer, until he's ready to go. I'm a slummy mummy :)
20/08/2013 at 07:54
Lol weekender, nice wake up!
I love hearing how different things work for folk :-)
I forgot we do teeth about 8.30 as theyve usually had some fruit as well by then!
20/08/2013 at 08:09
Our routine is different at the moment as on mat leave but generally D comes through about 5.30 - 6am demanding something. Normally gets in with us and watches peppa pig til H's alarm goes off at 6.30. We all get up. H gets ready for work and I'll put cbeebies on for D to keep her in one place while I make breakfast and empty dishwasher. We normally sit and potter til about 8.30 and then I'll go get in the shower. H leaves for work at 7.30.
Once I'm ready I'll get D ready. I'm so glad we don:t have anywhere to be early as she like to dress herself and I'm not allowed to help!
I'll need to get a better routine once baby's here as can't sit here all day in my jammies then.
20/08/2013 at 08:51
This thread is terrifying! I'm not a morning person and the times mentioned on here are making me weep!
20/08/2013 at 09:07
I don't think we have much of a routine. On work days I try to get up dressed and out of the house by the time A gets up, I'm gone by 7 it's 50/50 if A is up by then. H gets A up, dressed and to nursery on those days. Non-work days I get up when A does, around 7, maybe 8 if I'm very lucky, one of us goes downstairs to get him milk then from there at some point I need to have a shower, get us both dressed and breakfast, which order we do that in and by which time is a lottery and depends on what time we need to be out. Weekends we take it in turns to get up with him, again it's anyone's guess what order we get ready in, but generally everything happens a bit slower.
Currently it's 9.07 and we're fed and washed, not dressed or my hair done yet, we need to leave for swimming in 30 minutes.
20/08/2013 at 09:08
We don't really have a routine, though N wakes around 7 and H gets up with him and gives him breakfast. I tend to feed Miss I between 7&8 before heading downstairs.
Our mornings depend on where H is that day (meetings/home/office etc) and that will determine everything else.
Our days certainly start later than most it seems!
20/08/2013 at 09:21
Mrs penguin, I'm not a morning person and we don't have a routine if that helps? H usually gets up with Jude and leaves me in bed! He starts school soon so I'm going to start having to get up and get a bit of a routine going *sob*
20/08/2013 at 09:23
Oh and my son doesn't wake up at the same time every day, today was well past 8am but some days it's 6.30.
20/08/2013 at 09:29
I wing it as you know ck
F can get up from between 5-8 so I just go with the flow which suits us. I can't have a routine that involves H as no two days are the same for him work wise so I just do things as and when F let's me. If F is sleeping when I wake up then I will go for a shower then but usually I need more sleep so opt to stay in bed if we dont have plans since he doesn't sleep during the day.
I feed F as soon as we get up with takes an hour, express for 20 mins and usually I then crack on with housework as he is happy playing in bouncer straight after feeding. After housework I play with him, dress him for the day feed again (another hour) and try and get a shower at this point. It would be easier in some ways if H had a 9-5 job to establish a routine.
20/08/2013 at 09:37
At the moment no routine but we need to get back to it when school starts again in a week or two. On school days, I get up at 7 and shower, wake the boys if they are still asleep and dress them. Then we all come down for breakfast, I get all the bags ready by the front door and we leave at 8.15am to walk to school. I think when we go back I will wake Naomi to feed around 6.30am then stick with the rest of the plan as much as possible.
Even in school holidays, we try to always get showered and dressed before coming downstairs so we are ready for the day.
20/08/2013 at 11:30
We don't have a routine at the minute as I'm on maternity leave apart from get up when F wants to, get his medicine ready and feed him then normally play, get him dressed and try and get him to take a nap so I can shower and clean the kitchen.
I am wondering how early I'm going to have to get up to get him ready when I go back to work. Won't be so bad when my mum is minding him as I can leave her to dress him but I would need to be leaving him at nursery before 8 to get to work on time. How on earth am I supposed to get dressed myself? I haven't blow dried my hair in weeks and I have all day!
20/08/2013 at 12:01
JRJ I keep thinking the same but by then the baby will be older which will help I think. I certainly hope I won't be bfing an 8 month old for an hour before work and hope he is quicker by then (if I'm still bfing) and hopefully it's a bit easier to shower without trying to pick the exact moment that means they don't scream the place down!
20/08/2013 at 12:41
Be scared penguin!
Henry wakes 7.30ish, bottle, breakfast, nap. Play, clean, nap, bottle, dinner, play, nap, bottle, tea, play, nap, bottle, bed!
20/08/2013 at 14:23
No two days here are the same with E atm as her wakes up are anything from 5am-8am. Generally though E wakes, I grab a kiss and take her down. Pop her on the floor and make my toast and cuppa with her bottle. Change her nappy while I'm waiting. Eat my breakfast while E plays until she cries for milk, feed her clean up what I can. Make Es breakfast, try to clean up or iron wholesale she eats... we don't have anywhere to be atm but when I'm back at work we will need to leave at 7.15 for the CM so im thinking 6am start me ready while H wakes E and gives bottle. Then breakfast 6.45 and out...
20/08/2013 at 14:33
I am up at 6.30. On school days, I make C's lunch, make sure C has everything in his bag for school. Wash, get dressed.
Unload washer from night cycle, hang out/put in dryer, put another load in if needed. Start breakfast, then get the boys up at 7. Get J washed and dressed after breakfast, make sure C looks presentable, do his hair, out the door for 8.15am. Housework when I get back.
Non school days, up at 6.30, do some crocheting in peace, before the boys wake up.
My H leaves at 6am on Monday, and doesn't get back until Friday night, so he doesn't fit into my routine
20/08/2013 at 20:53
On work days, I get up at 6am, shower, dress, have a cuppa. I then wake the twins up at 6:30am and H and I give them their milk and get one dressed each. We take them downstairs and then I go and wake up my eldest and get her dressed. I bring her downstairs give them all a kiss and leave the house to catch the train at 7:00am. H gives them breakfast, does their teeth and packs their bags and gets them to the childminders for 8am.
Non work days, we usually get woken at 6:45am/7am ish and then get them all up and do milk in our bed, H has a leisurely shower whilst I get them all dressed and we all have breakfast together. I then shower after breakfast.
We are early risers here! I have always made sure i was showered and dressed before H left for work. I hate not being ready for the day and could never understand my NCT friends who claimed they couldn't possibly be ready to be out of the house to meet at 10am!
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