April 27, 2007

A Solid 121

I'm beginning to think that I might only get one long nap out of KT per day.

She slept again this morning from 8:45 until 10:46. Today wasn't quite so easy to get her to sleep but there was plenty of "happenings" in our neighborhood at 8:45 this morning. Lawn mowers, kids and airplanes to name a few. With the window open in the nursery it provided plenty of distractions.

But I digress...

So I got two SOLID hours of sleep out of her. She was out within about 10 minutes of laying her down (she went down at 8:38) and didn't make a sound--after she fell asleep--until she woke up at 10:46. The one thing different with today is that this was the first nap she had since she woke up at 6:45. Usually she falls asleep after nursing. Either immediately after or within 45 minutes of finishing but only catnaps for about 30 minutes. This morning she didn't go back down right away; I tried keeping her up until it had been 2 hours since she first woke. Maybe that's the secret to a two-hour nap in the morning.

Granted, the rest of yesterday afternoon and so far today have followed a pretty "normal" schedule for her. Right after lunch and then again around 3 or 3:30 she's gone down for naps again. I've tried doing the same routine but she'll only sleep for about 45 minutes or so. When she wakes up I'll let her entertain herself for a little bit in her crib to see if she falls back asleep or is truly awake. Within about 10 minutes she's crying for attention and I know that naptime is over.

But that's okay. Even if she only takes one long nap during the day, I'll take it! It's definitely a huge improvement over where we were before!

In between naps today we tried a new hairstyle. As cute as it is--you can see from the progression of pics--Katie didn't like it for very long!


Jessica said...

Omg! The pictures are so cute! The last one is hilarious. I can tell she was about ready to lose it! What a cutie...

Glad to hear that the naps are going fairly well. If it makes an difference, D only takes a short nap in the morning around 10 or so, and then usually the longer one is in the afternoon around 2:00. At least that's the way it is when he's at home. When he's at the sitter, there's too much going around, so he usually only gets one. It really sounds like KT might be falling into a good schedule. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it only gets better!

Hugs to everybody!

Marz said...

Awww... Isn't she cute!!!
Wow! 2 hour naps! You're lucky. Both my kids are/were cat nappers. We're dealing with minimum 20 min naps & maximum 45 minutes over here. I, too, tried to leave her in the crib to see if she falls back asleep but nope, she doesn't either. Some days she'll play for 10-15 minutes in there, other days she cries right away.
Trial & Error, that's what parenthood is about, lol.

Kristen said...

2 hours of solid sleep must feel like heaven when you have so much to fit into your day. Hopefully you have tapped into something that will stick around.

Oh, and I LOVE the pics. That kid is way too darn cute!