I didn't think I'd forget so quickly. Katie is only two and I can't remember her routine when she was a month old. So for the my faulting memory's sake, I'll write down Emma's "routine" so if/when we happen to do this again, I'll have something to jog my memory. I can't remember a lot of what I did with Katie. When did I start putting her upstairs for her naps? When did she start having regular naps? How long did she sleep for? When did I nurse her?
Mmm... where should I start? When does Emma's day begin, the middle of the night of first thing in the morning?
7/7:30am--wake, nurse, sleep
10/10:30am--wake, nurse, doze off and on
1:30/2pm--wake, nurse, awake off and on
4/4:30pm--nurse, awake off and on
Emma usually cries after she's put back to bed after nursing in the middle of the night. We don't usually get up unless she won't settle. A good 10-15 minutes of crying off and on is acceptable. For some reason I have no problem letting her cry at night, but it bothers me much more during the day. We got a free swing about a year ago(we never had/used one for Katie) and we brought it down from the attic a few weeks ago. It's saving my sanity. It's usually guaranteed to settle her during the day when I need to take care of Katie or just do my normal work. Emma loves to be held and will usually stop crying the moment she's picked. Yup! She already knows how to work the system!
I don't really feel like I've found my "groove" with Emma yet. And her schedule really isn't much of a schedule. Sometimes she sleeps longer, sometimes she's hungry an hour after I fed her; there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason.
She's suddenly developed a bit of colic too. Normally(stop reading here if you get grossed out easily) she just pukes up milk because she's too full or has a burp. But lately, she's been puking up chunky and seems to have an upset stomach. It's really only happening in the evening and I can't pinpoint it to anything I've eaten.
Katie slept from 10pm-7am when she was nine weeks old. Emma is eight weeks on Wednesday and is a far cry(haha) from sleeping through the night. I don't think we used any "tricks" with Katie: she did kind of did it by herself. Any of you moms out there have any tips? When did your kids start sleeping 8ish hours?
Emma is so different than Katie too! Katie was very calm a quiet(not that you could guess it now), but Emma is wiggly, and nosey, and strong! She's full of smiles these days though and gives the most adoring looks. It's like she's saying "I love you" with her eyes and smiles. She likes to look at faces and gets bored fairly easily with her mobile.
We love her to pieces and can't imagine life without her!