This was originally “newborn lesson #7”. It got lost, so now it’s 89 lessons later.
June 5, 2012
Sleeping in daddy’s arms.
“Sleep when the baby sleeps” is a crock! I can’t fall asleep on demand or have an hour worth of sleep do anything but make me cranky for more. I just learned to go to bed earlier and work with what sleep I actually got.
…try, try and try again.
October 4, 2011:
I’ve tried so many times to get Mila to nap. I’ve tried putting her in her crib so she’d make the connection. Nothing worked. I’m still trying.
August 25, 2011: Putting baby on a schedule allows mom to have a schedule again. You know, like bathing and sleeping and cleaning. haha
Day 2 of schedule: Mila slept a glorious 8 hours last night! Woohoo! Now, I’m adding in a scheduled nap. After her 1:45 feeding, she fell asleep…so I put her in her crib and this will now be her afternoon nap.
Update, October 6: As mentioned in the previous post, Mila hasn’t liked this scheduled nap – no matter what time of the afternoon. You’ll see as I go along that this will become the bane of my existence.
August 23, 2011: We started a schedule today: feeding, bath, bed. By 9pm. Lets see how this works…
August 20 - 1 month, 6 days
Update, October 6: This routine is still going strong! It gets adjusted according to Mila’s daily feeding schedule and in recent weeks, she’s actually been in bed before 8:30. The one important thing I keep telling Dan (and reminding myself) is that Mila still determines the schedule – we have to be flexible and stick to the routine.
We’ve tried many times to add in a scheduled nap in the afternoon, to no avail. The bedtime schedule though, has really stuck.