A Day @ The Bach Household When Dad Travels

Rob’s job requires quite a bit of travel. According to his job description, 50% to be exact. Usually this means he travels every week for 1-2 nights at a time, sometimes 3 nights is required depending on where he is going. I feel spoiled when he gets a week off but try not to get used to it since the busy summer season is quickly approaching. When we talked about starting a family I knew that having a baby and a dog to take care of by myself when he traveled would be hard. Of course, I didn’t have a full understanding of what “hard” meant until I was put in the situation. Of course in the beginning when she was younger it was much more difficult. He started traveling again when she was around 7 weeks old. It has gotten easier but is still a challenge as I really don’t have time to make dinner for myself or just relax.  Here is a peak into our typical day and night when Rob travels:

4:30 – 5:30 – M usually wakes up during this time for a bottle and then goes back to sleep

5:30 – Alarm goes off, hit the snooze button at least three times (I shower at night to save 20 minutes in the AM)

5:50 – 6:30 – Get up and get ready for the day, feed Sadie, throw the ball around in the backyard for Sadie. Getting a fence was the best idea!

6:30 – 6:45 – Wake M and get her dressed (her sleep times vary right now, if she has a night where she gets up at 2ish, I will feed her around this time)

7:00 – 7:15 – Load up the car and head to daycare

7:30/ 8:00 – 4:00 /4:30 – At work

4:15 – 4:45 – Pick up M at daycare

5:00 – 6:00 – Feed M if she is due for a feeding, walk Sadie or throw the ball in the backyard, feed Sadie, wash bottles, do laundry (if needed), M takes a 30 minute power nap

6:00 – 7:00 – Eat dinner (usually something quick like a lean cuisine), feed M oatmeal and a veggie, give M a bath and get ready for bed, tummy time

7:00 – 7:30 – Feed M her final bottle for the night and put her down for bed

7:30 – 8:30 – Prepare bottles for the following day, take a shower

8:30 – 9:00 – Throw the ball for Sadie one last time, talk to hubby, read and go to bed!

There you have it! That is a typical day for the Bach family! I must say if it is raining it really sucks to play with Sadie outside!

What is your routine like? Do you ever find yourself completely off some days and find it hard to get back to your routine?

~CB

 

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7 thoughts on “A Day @ The Bach Household When Dad Travels

  1. I never thought having a newborn was that tuff but it is, BUT it’s worth it. I know I feel bad when I’m working a 24 hour shift at the firehouse and she calls me and I’m laughing at something my crew said or did and she’s trying to talk to me while Baby A is crying. If you ever need something in a pinch or need a extra hand just give me or Vanessa a shout we are gonna be right down the street for a long time.

  2. That sounds exhausting! I feel overwhelmed sometimes still and my husband doesn’t have to travel. Hopefully it will get a little easier on you as she gets older. You’re doing a great job 🙂

  3. I have friends that work outside the home, friends that don’t work outside the home, friends who have husbands who travel, friends with pets, friends with kids that NEVER nap, friends that have 3 under 3! And EVERY time I hear about their daily routine I get exhausted thinking about it! You are amazing!

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