My daily routine is something that I have taken for granted for years. While working, it wasn't really something that I ever had to think about but now that I'm away from work for a parental leave I'm finding myself completely lost and trying to adapt.
My son is probably frustrated as much as I am because I'm really just reacting to his needs and not laying down the law as to how things should be done. I figured that the first few weeks would be a transitionary period so I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself.
I need to make some decisions and set some priorities. And I need to do both soon. Personally, I've been gaining weight because I'm not planning out my meals and, instead, am just eating constantly. Financially, I need to remember that I have a reduced income and stop spending. Physically, I'm actually doing fairly well because a side effect of not having a plan has been a fairly sizable increase in exercise.
I really need to take the next few days and formalize a routine for both of us. Starting tomorrow, I am implementing a feeding schedule and a nap time in both the morning and afternoon. I'm anticipating the naps to be the toughest part of the day because Hudson really does not like to sleep during the day. The good news is that I have a work-around ... He naps while I walk him around in the stroller.