The Triplets’ Daily Schedule

Several of you have emailed me asking what a day with the babies looks like. The schedule stays the same pretty much throughout the day since we homeschool and most days we are at home. Even when we are out and about I try to keep their eating times close to schedule and obviously the napping adjusts on the days we are on the go. So, here is how a typical day for the babies goes at our house for them at 4.5 months old:

8:00 a.m. Wake babies, new diapers, get dressed, morning bottles
8:30 a.m. Playtime on playmats & bouncy chairs in family room
9:30 a.m. Morning nap in cribs
10:30 a.m. Evan thinks morning naptime is over-gets moved to the swing
11:00 a.m. Wake babies (if not up all ready), new diapers, lunch bottles
11:30 a.m. Playtime on playmats & bouncy chair (starting tummy time too)
12:30 p.m. Take fussy babies to cribs for 1st afternoon nap
1:30 p.m. Evan thinks it’s time to wake up–move to swing
2:00 p.m. Babies up, new diapers, and time to eat again
2:30 p.m. That’s right! Playtime again. Elizabeth loves this time with babies while Sarah is napping
3:30 p..m. Late afternoon naptime
5:00 p.m. They all wake up at 5:00 on their own “starving” or so they let on.
5:30 p.m. Playtime, stroller rides (since it’s cooling off around her finally!)
6:15-7:45 p.m. This is the fussy & unpredictable time of day. One or more sometimes like a catnap. Other times, they won’t nap but fuss most of the time until bed. I use this time to breastfeed those babies who want and like to. Most of the time, we are just happy to have enough people here to hold the babies and help them through until bedtime.
7:45 p.m. Time for Jammies! If it is bath night, we do it during the fussy time above.
8:00 p.m. Bedtime bottles and down for the night. Well that would be nice, but…
12:30ish a.m. Evan wakes on his own screaming for a bottle
2:00ish a.m. Evan wakes again for a bottle and is moved to swing
4:00ish a.m. Half of the time Evan wakes for another bottle because hey, I’m not feeding him right?
5:30 a.m. One or both girls wake up and are moved to swings
7:00 a.m. Evan wakes “starving” and though I try to hold him off, usually gets his morning bottle early at 7:30 a.m.

So there is the schedule on an average day. How does my average day break down? That will be my next post. 🙂

Sweet Eliana at bedtime

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And a pic of the one who just really needs to learn to sleep more at night don’t you agree? 🙂

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