I can't tell you how much anxiety I had about how everything was going to work with two kids. Before Darby was born I would spend a lot of time getting Everett ready for bed, tucking him in, getting him whatever he needed, waking up on time to make him breakfast, and so on. Since then, a lot has changed. David has lovingly taken over most of the bedtime part, which Everett likes way more, because he gets to spend a little more quality time with his Dad, who he adores more than anything. In the morning time, if Darby and I are still asleep Everett's become independent enough to find a snack or something to tie him over until I've had enough sleep to tie me over. I wondered how everything would work out, but now that we're here and have our system down, I realize I didn't need to worry so much. It all kinda worked out naturally. I know this might seem boring but it might be helpful to someone. For now our schedule is:
8:30pm: David starts getting Everett ready for bed(bath, brushing teeth etc.) while I nurse Darby.
9:15: Darby's in bed and David is either finishing up a book or saying goodnight and I usually try to make it up there in time to say goodnight too.
4:00am: Darby wakes up to nurse for a few and then we get back to bed.
7:30: Darby wakes up again to nurse and falls back asleep. I peek on Everett and go back to bed if I still need it.
10:00 Darby wakes up again hungry and usually likes to fall asleep again right after for an hour or two. I love this time because I can eat and get ready for the day without worrying about her.
11 or 12: Darby wakes up for good(or I don't let her go back to sleep right away).
She nurses every couple hours through the day and takes about one long nap and cat naps the rest of the day. She doesn't usually sleep, in the late evening, which I think might be why she's so ready for bed and sleeps so well at night.
I'll be back later to share a little more when I can get the time ;)