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.
August 23, 2011: As soon as you think you’ve got a schedule or trend, baby will throw a curve ball.
August 20, 2011: You no longer dictate your own schedule. I wanted an extra hour of sleep…then a shower. Mila had other plans.