Since coming out of confinement, I’ve been trying to get Olympia onto a good feeding and sleeping routine. I didn’t embrace routine with my first child because a) I foolishly thought that routine was for boring people, and b) because I didn’t even have much of a routine for my own life.
Being a locum vet and a fashion blogger meant that surprises awaited me every day. I never knew what to expect when I opened my inbox or checked my messages. Randomness and spontaneity was my norm. But now with a toddler and a baby in tow, I am chasing after routine like it’s going out of fashion. Someone wise once said “Ladies, you’ll find that as moms, routine is going to be your best friend!”
I once snobbed routine off, but now I’m trying desperately to woo her back.
Recently I re-read Tizzie Hall’s Save Our Sleep and even started a feeding/sleeping diary for Olympia. I’d hoped to stick to the schedule strictly but it’s proving to be a bit of a challenge. Guess we can only try…
With all this talk of following feeding and sleeping routines, I am reminded that we all need regular feeds and rests ourselves too -both the physical and the spiritual kind. Spending time to read God’s Word (feeding) and quiet time with Him (resting) are not only nourishing for our souls, they are vital for our spiritual growth. No wonder the Psalmist tells us to “Be Still” before the Lord and to “meditate on His statutes“.
Now if we both stick to our routines we will surely thrive. Right? Olympia?
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