Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Half way there and in need of a routine.

I'm 20 weeks pregnant today, and if the next 20 weeks go as fast as the last 20 weeks, then I really need to get my butt into gear and get myself and family into a routine before the baby arrives.

The scary thing is, the hospital are expecting an earlier and quicker birth then my previous which arrived a month early after a 2.5 hr labour. He was so tiny and definitely not ready to come out, and as a result had heart issues, so I'm hoping the hospital are wrong. But better to be prepared I guess.

I'm a night owl and have serious issues with going to bed early, as much as I'd love to I just can't seem to, and as a result I sleep in. Hubby's a gem he does afternoon shift and is a morning person so he does the brekky run in the morning and lets me sleep in... For some weird reason I can't focus unless I've had 10 hrs sleep...

I would love to be able to get up at 7am (or even earlier) to prepare myself for the day and have some quiet me time before the kids wake up. Our days at the moment are very rushed and stressful... For eg.
We get up do the whole brekky, teeth, dressed etc, then its dishes, bed making, washing, tidy up, lunch, Hubby off to work, I'm buggered and longing for bed but its only 1pm. Hubby never gets a break or time to himself, there's always something else that needs doing...

I've got my daily 'must do's' which are quick little jobs which help keep some things in order, but I need to get into a routine and stop this morning madness.

Please help me lol... I've never been good at sticking to routines/schedules, but it's time I learnt. I have to change...

What are your day to day routines like?


  1. Hey Tubbah
    Can you put a picture in my link for the 30 minute a day organising challenge. Then other people can look at your blog to see your success. Just click on the Organising 30 minutes a day icon and add your photo.

  2. Routines and schedules are such a personal thing in that you have to find what works for you. It's not always as easy as adopting someone elses idea.
    Have a think about what areas of your life work and why and then try and incorporate this into the other areas.
    I know what you mean about the 10hrs sleep too, I was like this until the GD hit and now once I wake up early in the morning, that's it I'm up. I just need to get back in the habit of earlier bed times, which will be easier once the kids are back at school.

    If you have issues with getting up early and staying up late, then switch your routine around to make it work for you and hubby.
    Set the table for breakfast before you go to bed, lay out everyones clothes and shoes the night before.
    Run a sink of water while making brekky so that dishes can be washed as you go and as far as the beds go be satisfied with a quick straighten by the yourself or the kids (I'm still working on this one).

    Then when 1pm hits and you're ready for bed, set the kids up with something quiet like a dvd or colouring at the table, make a cuppa, set the timer for 15-30 mins and just chill.
    All mums need time for themselves and especially pregnant ones.

    Remember Happy mum = happy kids (and hubby).

    Hope you can find what works for you.

  3. Thanks for your comment Peta, a lot of great tips in there :) I've put a lot of what u've said into action and it's helping already. From about 1pm, I set the kids up with a DVD or something and some warm choccie milk and have a milo myself, and it's amazing how it does recharge the batteries :)