Thursday, July 4, 2013

What is this routine you speak of?

When we were blessed with our first precious little bundle we found out just how clueless two people can be about something.

Our first precious bundle coming home from hospital

We bought her home from the hospital looking all cute and tiny in the car capsule. Hubby carried her lovingly up the stairs to our two-bedroom unit. We opened the door and....and...."what do we do with her?" we asked each other. We stood there looking dumbfounded.

The first couple of months of her life were chaotic to say the least. We had no idea what we were doing.

Our first little bundle has just turned five, so clearly we worked it out or so I thought. Recently I have been lead to believe that she worked it out all on her own and Hubby and I are more than likely still dumbfounded.

I am a routine person. Boring, I know. Give me a routine over haphazard any day. Haphazard makes me nervous and my palms sweat.

Earlier this year we were blessed with our second precious little bundle. This time things were going to be different. Weren't they? We knew what we were doing. Didn't we?

As soon as we bought him home from the hospital to our new three bedroom home, I was straight into it. I was working on getting this kid into some kind of routine from the get-go. There would be no tumultuous time with him.

Our second precious bundle coming home from the hospital

However, he has had other ideas. Next week he will have been with us for six months and I am still trying to get him into some sort of routine. Any routine!

At the moment we are having a good crack at the six month routine outlined by the Baby Bliss book and Tresillian. (Please note, these routines are guidelines only and all babies differ. Thanks for that!)

Yesterday was great. He slept and ate at the allotted times, I was elated and thought, "This is it!". Today he slept for about 2 hours in the whole day and turned his nose up at his banana and avocado!

I try to remember what we "did" with Little Miss 5 when she was just a wee thing and I can't, which is making me think that maybe we didn't do anything and she just figured it out by herself.

Kids seem to have this inane ability of making you think you are in charge when in actual fact they have you worked out as soon as you bring them home from the hospital.

Are you a routine person? 


  1. Most definitely a routine person, especially with kids. I'd love to be one of those 'take it as it comes' people, so, so, soooo want to be, but nope. Routine it is.
    I'm sure you'll get there, or fumbled your way through as we all do!

    1. I simply love routine! Hopefully we will get there with him. I am sure we will :)