Friday, February 09, 2007

Preliminary results from her new sleep schedule

Vanessa's sleep schedule has been a little bit better since I've been trying to change it. She usually goes to sleep around 6:30 or 7, wakes up at 10 PM, 2 AM, and 6:30 AM. So she's not sleeping through the night consistently yet, but there's only one middle-of-the-night feeding.

Her first nap of the day is always awesome -- she hardly ever fusses at all to go back to bed. (James will probably tell you that's because she's his daughter!) The second nap of the day is a little worse -- she usually whimpers very quietly for 15 minutes or so, but she did really well with it today! If she takes a third nap, she really cries for 10 minutes before going to sleep, and bedtime is hit or miss -- either up to 30 minutes of crying or she'll just go to sleep without a fuss.

It seems to me that if I accidentally give her the impression that she's about to get fed, that triggers the fussing.

I feel like it's all about me guessing correctly when she's ready to go down for naps. This is definitely the trickiest part of parenting so far.

Here's Vanessa at my Aunt Teri's this past weekend. She was wearing Redskins garb to match her daddy. He was hoping that Redskin receiver Art Monk would get chosen for induction into the Football Hall of Fame that day, but alas, no luck this year.

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