No schedule doesn't mean no routine and no predictability! I found that the first few weeks with a newborn were totally bonkers. Sleeping, waking, and nursing were all over the map. Sometimes baby would nurse for 5 minutes and then sleep 3 hours, sometimes she'd be up nursing for hours in the middle of the night. Sometimes she would nap 5 times a day, other days she would hardly nap at all. But eventually both my girls settled into very predictable routines, and I could easily plan my life around them. For example, eventually both my LOs took a morning nap, usually around 10 a.m., sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a little later. I knew I could nurse the baby, go to the store, get my groceries, nurse again, and then the baby would fall asleep in the car on the way home, and would sleep while I put the groceries away. And if I had to stretch that routine a little to accommodate another errand or a chat with a friend, that was okay!