When Ryan and I are at work all day long, the PM schedule is pretty abbreviated for the baby boy. Every night Aidan takes his bath at 8pm, eats his dinner bottle and then drifts off to dreamland. This schedule gives us a good amount of time to ourselves in the evening after Aidan goes to sleep, but it also gives us time to spend with the little man between 5:45-8pm. We try to plan dinner at 7:30pm for us (with Aidan watching from his bouncy chair on the kitchen table) so that we have that time to ourselves afterwards.

We are still rocking him to sleep after he finishes eating so he ends up swaddled in his crib sometime between 8:30 – 9:15pm, all depending on how difficult he is being. I dread the day we have to put him in his crib still awake and let him get himself to sleep. Eek!

After eating sometimes Aidan falls asleep with the tip of the bottle’s nipple in his mouth (I love those nights). And other times, his eyes are wide open as he sucks the bottle dry and he can’t help but look around while smiling, drooling, talking and his favorite–thrashing and jerking his entire body back and forth, up and down, left and right.

These days, Aidan sleeps from about 8:30pm until 5am, wakes up for a diaper change and an early morning bottle and then is back in bed by 6am until 9-10am. This works out great with our morning routine because I need to be in the shower by 6am in order to be ready for work and leave the house by 7am. And Ryan doesn’t leave the house until 7:30am when the nanny arrives.

However, he doesn’t always follow this schedule to the letter. Sometimes I have to hand over a wide-awake baby to Ryan so I can get ready for work. Obviously it is ideal for Aidan to be fast asleep while we get ready in the morning, but the A man will do whatever he wants!

One time in the wee hours of the morning, I walked in on Ryan holding Aidan up in front of him saying, “Please stop thrashing. No, this isn’t a game. It isn’t funny. Stop laughing. Go to sleep.”

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