We are finally starting to get our little monkey onto a schedule!!! Here it is...
Wake up between 6:15 am and 7:15 am
Take 45 min-1 hour morning nap around 9 am or 10 am
Take 1.5-3 hour afternoon nap around 1 pm
Start bath, book, bedtime routine between 6:30 pm and 7 pm
Asleep (in crib!) between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm
For the past 3 nights he's woken up like clockwork at 10:30 pm regardless of when he fell asleep. I think this is because that's when Daddy gets home and makes noise in the kitchen. I have asked Daddy to be quiet but he's generally pretty tired and will forget and bang a fork onto a plate or slam the microwave door closed and then oh-no-he's-up-again. Then at that point I go in and get the monkey and bring him to bed with me. I can't fall asleep anyway while he's in his crib, I just can't. I will be able to someday but not yet. Nursing him to sleep helps me fall asleep. I'm not ready to give that up, but want to sleep longer stretches. Oh well, we'll see what happens.
In the meantime I am excited and proud of this new routine. I make myself do it. I make myself get him to sleep in the crib for the first stretch of the night, regardless of how long it takes. It took almost 2 hours on Sunday night which sucked. But last night, quick as a wink, asleep by 7:30. But downside to that is up at 6:15 am. UGH. I will not complain though!!! I'm grateful that he slept 3 hours in the crib last night! I watched the Master Chef finale and talked with my BFF for a while. It was awesome.