I’ve been seeing these posts on different blogs lately that are titled “a typical day with a newborn.” I can’t help but giggle a little when I see them because these authors try to write down some sort of schedule that goes on with a newborn but the thing is.. There is no “typical” day. But props to those moms that can get their babies on a schedule, maybe they didn’t have to balance their own school schedule, too.

I don’t think I could even start to say what a typical day with a newborn is. On Tuesday Lincoln screamed his head off and refused naps any longer than 10 minutes for a majority of the time I was gone to class. But yesterday he was all smiles and some of his naps even lasted an hour.

Granted, Lincoln is a bit colicky so that tends to make things different. You never really know when his stomach is going to start hurting and the cries are going to start. Sometimes it’s right after eating so you can sort of expect it. Other times it’s while you’re in the middle of doing the dishes, or getting ready for the day. I think last night I told myself I was going to do the dishes and make some banana bread, for my poor rotting bananas, about 10 times. But today I sit with dirty dishes in the sink and no banana bread on the stove.

I could say that there is some type of a schedule when it comes to him waking up in the morning and going to sleep at night. (Knock on wood) he sleeps quite well during the night and falls right back asleep after any feedings, which makes me miss only about 1 or 2 hours of sleep. But, when it comes to the day time.. We’re still up in the air.

So I’m not going to write out in time increments what goes on during a typical day because its unpredictable. There will be good days and there will be bad days. Sometimes you’ll feel like you’re doing everything right, and other times you’ll feel like you can’t figure out what to do. But let me tell you one thing that’s for certain, all the smiles and cuddles will make up for any of those bad and stressful days.

During yesterday’s cuddle which turned into a nap

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