Friday, November 15, 2013

Day in the life of NICU families

People always ask what our day consists of, so here goes! If you don't care to know, no biggie:))

6:30-7:00 Feed, burp, and diaper Cache-he's such an early bird!

7:00-7:45 Go down to the RMH dining hall for coffee and breakfast, wash bottles and pump parts, and socialize depending on who I see.

7:45-8:30 Get both Cache and myself dressed and presentable.

8:30- Walk or drive to Cooks for the day.

8:30-9:00 Feed Clayre while trying to keep the jealous little man occupied with his pappy.

9:00-9:15 Warm Cache's bottle while he screams.

9:15-9:45 Feed, burp, diaper Cache.

9:45-10:10 Pump.

10:10-10:50 Wash bottles, blog, call mom and Curtis to update, watch a little TV.

10:50-11:00 Diaper, temp check, and get Clayre ready to eat.

11:00-11:45 Feed Clayre.

11:45-12:00 Head to lunch.

12:15-12:45  Feed, burp, diaper Cache.

12:45-1:15 Eat lunch in family lounge with one hand while holding Cache's pappy in with the other.  

1:15-1:45 Pump.

1:45-2:00 Diaper, temp check, and get Clayre ready to eat.

2:00-2:45 Feed Clayre.

2:45-3:15 Playtime on the floor.

3:15-3:45 Feed, burp, and diaper Cache.

3:45-4:15 Cuddle with Clayre

4:15-4:45 Cuddle with Cache

4:45-5:00 Diaper, temp check, and get Clayre ready to eat.

5:00-5:45 Feed Clayre.

5:45-6:05 Pump

6:05-6:15 Start packing up, tell Clayre goodnight, and head back to RMH (it gets dark too dadgum early!)

6:15-6:45 Feed, burp, diaper Cache.

6:45-7:15 See what's for dinner ar RMH and eat.

7:15-7:40 Put Cache in swing and makes bottles for the night/following day. 

7:40 Shower when Cache allows me to.

7:50 PJ time for all

8-9:45 TV/relax/phone call time

9:45-10:15 Feed, burp, diaper Cache and pump.

10:15 Bedtime for all!

1:45 Feed, burp, diaper Cache/pump

4:45 Feed, burp, diaper Cache/pump

Then we do it all over again!

It took me 3 days to type this lol! I wouldn't change it for the world! When our world was flipped upside down on June 27, we knew it would never be the same, and this is proof!!

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