Sunday, May 23, 2010

New sleep habits coming up!

Well, Raegan is on a pretty regular nap schedule, unless something we are doing throws her off because we're not at home. She typically sleeps until about 7:30 or 8:00 in the morning, then takes her first nap around 11:30. How long the first nap is depends on how long the second nap will be and when she will take it. Anymore, on the weekends she's been taking about an hour and a half for the first nap, then going down for the second one around 4:00, and that one lasts an hour to an hour and a half. Even not waking up until 5:30 p.m., she's typically down for the night by 9:00 at the latest.

Putting her down for nap is hardly ever a struggle, but putting her down for the night can be. Now that I have the opportunity to nap in the afternoon if I need to, we are implementing NO MORE SWING at night. So while we get into that habit, I'm still letting Raegan come into bed at night, but once we get her sleeping for long stretches without the swinging motion, we will implement NO MORE MOMMY/DADDY BED. I do love waking up to her in the morning, because she pats my face and talks to me and it's just too sweet. But Raegan is such a stinkin' bed hog. I don't know how someone who is barely over two feet tall can take up so much room?!?! And this morning she was scooching backwards in her sleep, effectively taking up the ENTIRE! bed. Which now when I think about it, it's funny, but at 6:00 a.m. it was not. :)

Ah, sleep. The Holy Grail of being the parent to an infant or toddler.

1 comment:

Olivia Arlene said...

Haha! It is so true how someone so small can take up so much space! Good luck with all the transitions!