I am always interested to see what other moms and bloggers are doing as far as routines go so thought I would give you a look into what our mornings generally look like right now. The timing isn't the same everyday but in general this is the flow of how things are running. I have yet to venture out alone with all 3 kiddos besides church (which side note our house is like a circus come Sunday mornings) but once I muster up some energy and confidence maybe our mornings will look a little more exciting. Thankfully we live in a good neighborhood with kids and a big backyard so we are not totally housebound all day long.
-7 am Nick's alarm goes off to go get up with the boys and start the much needed coffee and set the boys up with some breakfast. We are very blessed to have my mom living with us and she has the boys in her room until 7 am (Thank you Momma!!!!)
-7:10 am I wake up and sometimes Leo is still asleep. I take my vitamins and open all the blinds in the house; Having natural light first thing in the morning helps me since I am proned to anxiety and depression early in the AM (at least that is what has happened this time post pregnancy).
-7:30 am Leo is usually up and I change his diaper, nurse him, burp him, and try to get sips of coffee in my mouth before having to clean up the breakfast mess.
-8 am My mom and Nick leave for work and I try to get Leo down for a nap and dress the boys for the day.
-8:15 am The boys go on my iPhone while I shower real fast (8 minutes or less total). Once I am done in the shower we quickly go outside and soak up some time before Leo wakes up again.
-9-9:30 am The boys usually have a snack and play outside while I nurse the baby again. I also usually have a load of laundry going at this point and the dishwasher. I try to keep up with the housework as I go so that at the end of the day there is not much to do and we can enjoy family time.
-10:30 am Leo is down for a nap again (he is up for an hour and then is back down, this includes the time it takes him to nurse).
-11:30 am Calvin and Max have lunch and I am usually nursing Leo again (he only has been doing 2-2.5 hour stretches during the day).
-12 pm We clean up the toys from the morning and I will wash dishes from lunch and empty dishwasher. After clean up Max goes down for a nap and Calvin gets to rest in the living room and play quietly or watch some shows.
The rest of the day is a blend of Leo eating, spitting up, pooping, and sleeping and the boys love to play in their room or outside. The hardest part of our new routine with 3 kids is figuring out what priorities are most important. I usually will pick a shower and putting on clean clothes over eating breakfast and then shove something in my mouth while burping the baby.
Max is also in a super whiny stage so I am always trying to figure out why he is complaining while simultaneously being a referee for when the boys are arguing which is every 5 minutes. They have a love/hate relationship for sure. I am home 80% of the time because let's be real, getting out of the house with 3 kids is a lot of work (I give all you mommas credit who have 3+ kiddos). Max is ready to potty train so our routine will look different pretty soon and I also hope to get a new museum pass in a few weeks so this will get us out of the house more.
Hope this was insightful to our new life with 3.