Friday, June 8, 2007

Update from Chez Swizzle

It's been almost 2 weeks since we returned from China. Sparkle seems to be pretty much adjusted to the time change. She now goes to bed around 9, wakes up about an hour later for a couple of minutes, then sleeps the rest of the night until about 7:30.

Now, daytime naps? That's a whole other issue.

At first, she would take about an hour nap in the morning, then a 3 hour nap in the afternoon. This week? Tuesday morning she fell asleep in the car on the way back from dropping Twinkle at VBS. So guess what? When we got home, I closed the garage, opened the car door, opened the door to the house, and let her sleep. She napped about 45 minutes. That's the one morning nap she's had this week.

Afternoon naps? I won't go into the daily details, but I think the longest afternoon nap she's had was just short of 2 hours. This makes for cranky baby (and cranky mommy) right around 6pm.

I'm just stuck wondering what to do. If she naps for a total of 2-3 hours a day, can I put her to bed at 7 and have her sleep all night? I really would like to get her to bed earlier than 9 at night. If I do that, am I totally screwed on naps? WWSND? (super nanny)

Today, she's having a morning "nap". She just IS, damn it. Maybe we should call it alone time. I took her upstairs a little before 10 and she was rubbing her eyes and still, but not wanting to sleep. I put her into her crib about 10 and left. She cried for maybe 5 minutes, and now, 30 minutes later, is still awake, but not crying. Just hanging out.

This baby really needs to learn the joy of sleep. Really.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

If you find any tricks or secrets to unlock the mystery love of sleep, please share with desperate friends!!! :)