A few baby questions.

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A few baby questions.

Just curious as to how everyone's little ones are doing.

What does your schedule look like with baby atm? How often does he/she eat? Do they go down to bed at a certain time?

Selah nurses a lot still. Approximately this schedule:
1:15 am
4:00 am
6:30 or 7:00 am
9:00 or 9:30 am
11:30 am
1:30 pm
4:30 pm
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
10:00 pm

Our longest stretch is normally between 10:00 and her early, early morning feeding. Last night she went from 9:30 to 2:15 and it was awesome! Sometimes she throws an extra feeding in late afternoon/early evening. I try not to count the number of hours a day I spend just nursing her. I'm really hoping I can get her to start stretching her feedings out to every 3 hours soon.

Selah goes to bed in her cradle when we go to bed around 10:00 and her and I and the bigs get up around 6:30 or 7:00.

Do any of you have your baby taking consistent naps during the day? And if so, where to do they nap? In a crib/bassinet/cradlle or bouncy seat/swing? Like do you have awake periods and napping periods. Selah still dozes all the time, it seems. She has an awake period in mid-morning and late evening before bed... but other than that... it seems she sleeps most of the day away, when she isn't nursing. I think I'm actually looking forward to when she is awake a bit more.

Also, anyone keeping track of wet/dirty diapers? How many do you use in a day? With using cloth... I think it's easier to keep track of the number of diapers... but seriously, we go thru about 12 a day it seems. More than my other 2 kids went thru.

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On a good day:

Wake up: between 6-7am
First nap: an hour after waking, lasts between an hour and a half and three hours
Second nap: an hour and a half after waking, lasts an hour and a half to three hours.
Third nap: at 5:30. If I can't get her down by 6pm i keep her awake until 8-8:30
Bed time between 8-9.
First night feed:2-3am at this time she either wakes every hour or two or I pull her into bed with me until morning.

She usually sleeps in her bassinet but lately I have been putting her in her crib for naps

I don't keep track of diapers anymore

heatherliz2002's picture
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I feed Ronan at least every three hours during the day (usually starting around 7am). I feed him more often than that if he's acting hungry, and I try to cluster feed in late afternoon/early evening. I feed him sometime between 7 and 8pm and go to bed. DH feeds him between 10 and 11pm. He usually wakes up to eat around 1am... 2 if I'm really lucky and DH has fed him on the late side. Then he wakes to eat every hour and a half/two hours after that.

As far as naps go, he's usually awake for an hour/hour and a half after eating, then sleeps until his next feeding. Sometimes he's awake the whole time until his next feeding, and usually once a day he'll sleep the whole time until his next feeding.

He sleeps in various places. Sometimes we'll nap together in my bed, sometimes he sleeps in the pack n' play, sometimes in his crib, and sometimes in his bouncy seat.

I haven't been keeping track of diapers, but he's going through a lot. 12 a day sounds about right. Maybe more some days!

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I don't really keep track of times or have a specific schedule. But during the day she generally eats every 3 hours. I usually try to keep her up for an hour or more after each feeding, but sometimes she goes right back to sleep, and usually once in the evening she might stay awake the whole 3 hours. During the day she sleeps anywhere from my arms, to the floor, to the PNP, to the co-sleeper.

At night I usually go to bed around 11 and DH will feed her between 11-12 and then put her to bed in the co-sleeper beside our bed. She usually wakes around 4:30-5 to eat and then goes back to sleep until about 9am. Though she has slept through the night 2 times (from about 12-8 or 9), they were not consecutive though. And sometimes she will sleep until 6 before waking to eat. But 4:30-5am is the usual.

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I don't really keep track either. He eats quite often during the day though, probably every 1-2 hours, in the evening definitely closer to the 1 than the 2. He usually is down for the night by 9-10pm and sleeps until 2-3am and then again at 5-6am and then sleeps a little until we all wake up around 7-7:30. Diapers are probably about 8-9 a day, he's a pooper. Pretty much every diaper has poop, luckily he's not pooping so much at night anymore. I've stopped changing him at night unless there's poop. He sleeps in his crib at night but during the day just naps here and there on me or in his bouncer. I keep meaning to start having him nap in his crib, probably should start soon

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Joined: 06/27/09
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We don't have a consistent schedule at all yet, but Elise is only just 2 weeks. I feed her on demand...and she is very demanding Smile She eats probably every 2 hours, with maybe a 3 hour stretch during the afternoon or middle of the night.
As for our sleep schedules...I usually go to bed at about 8:30 after I feed her, and I stay in bed until 2am. DH brings her in to me for one or two feedings during that time so I don't have to get up or do any burping or changing. Then he goes to bed at 2 and I get up and stay with her in the living room until 6. This way, we both get about 4-5 hours of sleep. I know that's not great, but it's the only thing we can do for now becasue Elise is such a restlless sleeper, that I can't sleep in the same room.