Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nap Training Day 3

Nap training today was a little messed up. I had my 6 week postpartum doctor appointment today, so we weren't home for one of her naps. And her schedule last night was different with feedings. I don't wake her up at night for feedings. I just let her go as long as she goes. It's just been lucky enough to happen that she would wake up between 8:00am and 8:30am since starting sleep training. But last night, her last feeding was at 6:45am, so she wasn't going to get up anywhere close to 8:00. So we got up at 9:30am and she ate at 9:45am. Then she went down for a nap around 10:30am. She cried just about 5 minutes and then fell asleep. She woke up after an hour and I had to hold her to get her back to sleep because she was clearly still really tired, just couldn't soothe herself back to sleep. It's funny, I guess you just get used to your own child, or maybe all children are just clear about some things - but if she's done with her nap and she's slept enough, I can tell because she's totally alert and looking around at everything and all that. If she hasn't slept enough, she is still sleepy and groggy and just immediately wants to lay her head on my shoulder if I pick her up.

Anyway, she went back down and didn't wake up until 12:45, so she ate at 1:00pm. This put us on a pretty good schedule because she was asleep during my doctor appointment. She ate again at 4:00pm and then at 7:00pm. But today for her 4:00pm feeding, she seriously slept through the whole thing. And then I couldn't really get her to wake up after it either. She ended up sleeping on my shoulder. So she woke up around 6:00pm. BUT, tonight she didn't have a fussy period from 6:00pm to 7:00pm! I don't know why not. She ate at 7:00pm, bath at 7:30pm, bedtime routine & bed at 8:00pm. She's been asleep since 8:25pm.

Good day! And my 6 week visit went well! Everything is good!

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