Saturday, February 12, 2011


One thing I've learned as a Mom....

Just when you think you know your child's sleeping pattern, they change it on you. You can count on it!

The past few months, Avery has been sleeping about 12 hours overnight with one afternoon nap that varies in length from 1.5-3 hours.

When Avery was sick a few weeks ago, she still slept great overnight-we didn't have to go in to her at all, and she was taking longer naps, which I'm sure she needed.

Last week, she was a sleeping machine. Most nights last week she was sleeping 13 (or more) hours overnight (some mornings we actually woke her up!) and she was taking monster 3-4 hours long! Some of those we woke her up as well.

This week has been a different story. I can't remember early in the week, but definitely the past 3-4 days she's been sleeping only about 10 hours overnight and her naps have been about 2 hours long.

The thing with the past few days is that it's taking her FOREVER to fall asleep. When we put her down for nap/bedtime, you can tell she's tired. She seems calm when you rock and sing to her. But then when she hits the crib, all of a sudden she's "wired" and ready to go....she'll play, talk, sing for over an hour sometimes. So, that has made her nap later (she'll go down around 1, but not fall asleep until 2 or later) and her bedtime later (she'll go down by 8, but not fall asleep until 9:30 or later!). Unfortunately, she's also waking up earlier in the morning too, which isn't fun, especially on the weekends!

I have no idea what's going on with her, but I'd prefer my 12 hour sleeper to return. Let's see, it's about 9:45pm right now and she's still awake up there playing away. It's almost my bedtime and she's still not asleep.


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