I'm using this post for me, today, so read on, if you want, but know that it's nothing interesting. :)
Looking back over the past year, I've realized that I don't have a very clear picture of how far we've come, routine-wise. I know all of the milestones that Miles has hit, and when, and I have a great collection of photos from the entire year. What I don't have is any idea what his routine was like at 3 months, 6 months, etc. So, Future Self, here is Miles' current schedule, in a nutshell. Note the crazy. :)
Somewhere between 7:15-7:30am -- Miles wakes for the day. Usually upset, though he's starting to figure out that he can play quietly in his crib until I come get him, so he doesn't start everyday screaming, anymore. Once he's awake, I get him out of bed, change him, and sometimes even get him dressed for the day, but that entirely depends upon his mood. We play in his room for a few minutes until he's fully with it.
7:45ish -- Downstairs for breakfast. I'm a Bad Mommy, so it's usually something like banana slices or toast in the living room. Even odds as to whether or not the TV is on so I can finish my cup of coffee before the day really gets going.
8:30-10:00am -- Try to get out of the house - specifically, somewhere he can run off some energy. If we stay at home, I spend this time on the floor with him, trying to wear him out.
10:00-11:00/11:30am -- Return to his room to play with the radio on. Goal is to get him wound down for his first nap of the day.
11:00/11:30ish -- He goes down for his morning nap. If I'm lucky, he'll go down without screaming. I'm not lucky very often.
1:00ish -- Miles wakes from his nap, and we have lunch.
1:30ish -- More playing on the floor. I try to get out some fun activity for him to do - bucket of beans to play in, collapsible tunnel to crawl through, etc. This is the other time I try to get him out of the house, if we didn't go out in the morning. If he's playing by himself, I try to do some housework.
3:00ish -- Snack time. Again, it's usually in the living room, and taken in spurts as he plays.
3:30/4:00ish -- Whenever Miles starts winding down (or asks for "uhstares"), we go back up to his room to play.
4:00ish -- Miles goes down for his second nap of the day. Screaming often ensues before sleeping.
5:00ish -- Miles wakes up and we go downstairs. He plays in the kitchen or watches "Jane and the Dragon" while I make supper.
5:30ish -- Supper, followed by playtime with Daddy. Mommy sits in her chair, staring at the wall, and gibbering. Grape throwing could commence and she would never notice.*
Evening is comprised of playing in the living room. Occasionally, we will all go out somewhere, and twice a week, we have people over. He usually snacks at some point.
8:30pm -- Bedtime. This is the one time he usually goes to sleep without much of a fight, provided he has Glow Worm.
And then, we start the whole thing over again. Note that all times are "-ish", because this kid is nothing if inconsistent. Seriously, some days he only takes one long nap in the middle of the day, and others, he takes 3 catnaps. My right eye twitches when I think about his schedule (or lack thereof). :)
*Please tell me you've seen Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel. . .