so LO is 5 weeks old. I start back to work next week at 6 weeks. I am still relatively new on the job so I need to be able to get there promptly at 8:30 AM. I will be responsible for getting the baby fed dressed and ready in morning as well as getting myself ready, the animals fed/dog walked and dropping the baby off at daycare.I also need 20 minutes to pump due to DH giving him a bottle for one or two of his night time feedings.
I need to start some kind of routine or schedule and practice it this next week so that I can be sure to get to work on time and get everything done that I need to. Right now I always feed the baby on his schedule and let him sleep on his schedule too. He eats every 2 hours, but now sometimes has 3 hours stretches randomly once or twice a day/night.
How would you implement a routine. I am needing to leave the house by 7:45 AM. I am thinking that to accomplish everything I will need to wake up by 5:30am and begin by feeding the baby. The only problems this leaves are that I could wake him at 5:30 and he might not eat or want to fall back asleep, or if he decides to be on a two hour schedule then I would need to feed him again around 7:30am which only gives me 15 mins to feed him and get out the door in time.
How would you handle this. Would you just start trying to wake him or should I wake up and if he isn't awake do everything else to get ready until he wakes and then get him ready?