Monday, January 10, 2011

Sleep Schedule at Week 7

Stella is seven weeks old today and I wanted to document her sleep schedule.  She generally goes "to sleep" meaning you can set her down and leave her in her crib without her waking up in five minutes at around 11pm.  Last night it was more like 10:30 which I thought was great.  She then will sleep about four hours waking somewhere between 2:30 and 4am.  I nurse her for as much as she will take, normally this is around 30 minutes, last night it was an hour but sometimes it is only 15 minutes.  This is normally 5 to 6 hours since her last feeding.  Last night I had fed her at 9pm and she woke at 2:30, right at 5.5 hours between feedings and I got 3.5 hours of sleep and she got right at 4 hours of sleep. 

She ate for an hour last night so that means she was back in her crib around 3:30 and then she will sleep until 5 or 6am.  Last night she slept until 6ish, I didn't look too closely at the clock and I brought her to bed with me to nurse until around 7am.  I wasn't quite ready to face the world yet so needed a little dosing time. 

So in all she slept 6.5 hours at "night" and I got roughly that also.  A very good night. 

She is starting to take an evening nap that will eventually be her bedtime and blend into this 11pm bedtime.  I can't wait for that.  Jeff and I really need a "no kid" zone during the evening hours otherwise we don't even have time to ask "how was your day"? 

The daytime naps continue to be our struggle.  She will nap on top of you for one or two hours during the day but she never really settles more than once a day.  She will doze a lot and I guess that counts as sleep for her but I think she is very sleep deprived.  Even when it is completely quiet and it is just us in the house she has a hard time settling.  I am hoping this improves over time! 

Here is a picture of Stella and I yesterday after her bath, her hair sticks straight up after I wash it.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Well, in the picture with you -she reminds me a lot of you as a baby.
The hair issue- that is the way Heathers' hair was for a long time. Had to plaster it down.

We are back on the grid- had a lost week both of us were feverish, coughing, and headaches.