How are things going in this department? For you and your lo?
Daniel is having a rough time with going to sleep and staying asleep. His naps are super crummy these days. I follow the Healthy Sleep Happy Child terchniques and put him down before he shows sleepy signs or if he has been up for longer than an 1 hour, but he still doesn't settle. IT took me 3 hours to get him down last night and I started when he was calm and not overly tired.
I don't get it. Crying baby right now, I add more later!!
Sophia- February 1, 2006
Moriah- June 1, 2009
Daniel- September 19, 2011
Audrey naps well during the day, and at night tends to give me one good stretch of 3-5 hours, then is up every 1-2 hours after that. That being said, she is in our bed right now, and won't sleep in the flippin cradle at all! I took the rockers off cause I thought the movement was the problem. I've put my robe in it so it smells like me. Have tried swadddling her. Nothing works.
She'll sleep fine by herself in the middle of our bed, so its not that she just wants to be cuddled up to me. I just don't get it. But I want her out of our bed!
Oh, and I got our swing back, which has been a lifesaver during the day!
My babies tend to be good sleepers...their Daddy can fall asleep anytime/anywhere even standing up, and both my babies have been about that way. Shaylynn sleeps a lot, sometimes I have to work hard to keep her awake for a while. She does about a 9 hour stretch at least most every night and has been since she was 6 weeks old.
We sleep about 5 to 6 hours a night, in the day time we take between 10-30 cat naps all day until about 7pm. She isn't grumpy, crabby, either in these time frames, but she will stayt up for about two hours before a cat nap.
We've had 2 weeks of 9pm-6am (except for 2 days) in her crib. If she wakes in the night I end up co sleeping because I can only get her to sleep once in the crib. I try periodically but it goes horrible and I get no sleep and then have issues the following day with DD1.
During the day she sleeps in the baby carrier. Again, she won't lay down to sleep. The swing might keep her asleep but she won't sleep there. If she sleeps she is super happy when she awake. I worked on sleep training with DD1 at 4-5 months and she is a great sleeper so I'll wait until then to start sleep training this time too.
DD1 July 2008 (41w3d)
November 2010 (13 weeks)
DD2 August 2011 (33w5d)
I almost hate to even post it for fear of jinxing it but he sleeps wonderfully! He is the earliest any of my kids has ever slept through the night and he sleeps better than DD2 and DS1 did at a year old Last night he went 8pm-6am. That was really good even for him, usually he wakes up once at 4-5am and goes down at 8-9pm. Naps still aren't regular but I can tell they are going to be soon, he's definitely starting to have 3 really good 'naps' during the day with a few times of just dozing off for a half hour or so.
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011
Daytime naps are still very hit and miss. Like right now, he's been asleep quite soundly for over an hour, so I have finally had time to catch up on some chores and even get some computer time! I try every day to get him to take regular naps, but sometimes due to my schedule or just his stubbornness, he might only get cat naps all day. The last two days have been pretty good though.
At night, he's a champ. He goes to bed between 9 and 10 (9 is bath time, then cuddle and a bottle time, then into his crib for the night). He then wakes up twice in the night, some time between 2 and 4 (depending on how much he ate during bed time routine), and ALWAYS at 6:30. His final wake up time is between 7:30 and 10am, depending on how well I can settle him down at his 6:30 feeding. His wake ups in the night are rarely longer than 30 mins for a bottle and diaper change (if needed), so I am getting my 8 hours every night.
Happily married to Michael since 5.1.10
DS1: Matthew - 7/7/00
DS2: Nathan - 1/21/03
DS3: Jacob - 9/29/11
Damien has been pretty good (at least in my opinion!) since birth. He'll take two naps about 2 hours each during the day (sometimes 3 hours).... up for a couple of hours at a time. At night, he sleeps usually for a 5 hour chunk, then a 3 hour chunk, then a 3 hour chunk. He is awake for 45 minutes to around an hour at a time when he wakes to eat and go back to sleep.
Once he's sufficiently asleep, he transfers well and stays asleep, but sometimes I try to rush him and he doesn't sleep through the transfer.
Cassandra is a marathon sleeper, apparantly.
We get ready for bed starting at 8 (with big brother) and she's usually down by 9. SHe gets up usually around 2, then 5ish, and goes right back to sleep. I try to feed her again before I leave for work around 7:30. She's usually awake more or less from then until about 10, after she's fed again then takes a nap until lunch time at 12ish, when I feed her again.
She usually sleeps for 3-4 hours in the afternoon, and wakes up around 530/6ish. Sometimes she takes a bit of a nap after that, but we get her up for bed/bath, and it all starts over again.