It’s crazy how Mommy Life is such a Fast Pace Highway. I find myself running around like the White Rabbit in The Movie Alice in Wonderland! I feel like I am Always on the Go & always looking at the time! If Cora isn’t napping, she is up & active. If she isn’t up & active, she is eating & if she isn’t eating then she is probably napping. A Baby is non-stop & it seems like the more Cora grows… the Busier I am. When I say “Cora is My Cardio” I really do mean it. So Protein Shakes & quick salads are this Mama’s Best Friend these days, & when I do get that free time it’s to take a shower or put in a load of Laundry Ha!
I am pretty active on Social Media. Mostly on my Instagram stories. I get quite a bit of messages through Instagram asking what My Schedule is like with Cora in the picture. The thing is… it’s not my Schedule. It’s Cora’s. I’m on her time now & Finally I feel like I know what I am doing Lol.
Cora as a Newborn just slept majority of the day, night & all in between. Ahhh…. those were the days. That’s when naps were still in existence for me. 7 months have quickly passed & Cora is down to 2 maybe 3 naps for the day. Her First is around 9- 9:30 ish & around 2 p.m. is her 2nd. The minute Cora wakes up in the morning she knows what time it is… Breakfast & Sesame Street Time. Thank God Sesame Street is Down to 30 minutes. That’s how long Cora’s attention span is until she gets bored. Yep! Babies do get bored just like we do. During Sesame Street I am already preparing her next activity & from that next activity, I am setting the mood to put her down for a nap. Cora’s Busiest day is Thursday’s! Those are her Gymboree days. I want Cora to interact with other Babies & other people so she can explore the little world around her. Summer Time, means pool time! So we try to get in the pool 2-3 times out of the week. That’s another fun activity we get to do & the pool relaxes her to the point she feels like a noodle.
Having a Baby on A Schedule makes Motherhood so much more easier for me. Babies love to know what’s coming next because they have something to look forward to. Cora’s Last treat before Story time is Her Swing. She loves that thing & for some reason it soothes her & calms her down. Not only that, the weather around 6:30-7ish starts to cool down & there is that nice Summer Breeze. Story time is when the 3 of us get together & hang out & unwind after a very eventful day with Our Little Cora. Story Time usually is something Disney… Our Favorite!
Cora is in her P.J’s & in bed by 8:15 p.m. Bath time before bed is her favorite because it’s Her & Daddy time. Bath time with Daddy has been going on since her first Bath. Daddy sings to her, talks to her & it’s the sweetest thing when she talks back. It’s super important that Cora has her time with her daddy & while that’s going on, I am running around getting Cora’s room & crib ready for the night. That’s when I say to myself “Look at the time”!
Where does the time go?! It seriously goes by fast when caring for your Babe. Not everyday is the same with your Baby. A Mama & Baby will have Good Days, Great Days, Bad Days, even “What the Heck Days” But With God’s Strength, We get through them. Having Baby on a Schedule is key though & it helps you plan your day ahead of you. Time may be flying… but I am totally enjoying every minute!
“The nights are long but the years are short. I’ll treasure your Beauty & the Moments you fall asleep to the Rhythm of my Heart my Precious Little One”. – This Is Motherhood