He said if Uma gets one, he gets one too.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happiness is simultaneous naps

Kieran's schedule seems to be settling around a 3-nap day. He wakes up between 7:15am and 8:15am. The first nap comes pretty soon after, around 9am to 9:30am. That's a short one, with 45 minutes seeming to be just about right. He's awake from around 10am until 1pm, which is convenient for morning errands, except when he's in a car-hating mood.

In the early afternoon, he tends to take a longer nap, often 2 hours. Many times he'll wake up after 45 minutes, but he's not done; he just needs a little help to fall asleep. Nirvana is when that coincides with Uma's sole nap of the day. Then he's up from around 3pm until 5:30pm or 6pm, at which point he takes another short nap. With this one we'll wake him up after about 30 minutes, as longer naps delay his bed time.

Kieran hits the wall in the evening between 8:30pm and 9pm. There are often awakenings over the next couple of hours, especially if he's been lazy about nursing during the day. He can almost always be nursed or soothed back to sleep then. He's gotten in the habit of a 1am feeding, so that's a pretty regular waking, though he missed it last night. On nights where he wakes up a second time, it could be anytime between 3am and 6am, but those are hopefully a thing of the past.

I'll confess that sometimes we keep him up a little longer to get his naps to happen at more convenient times. It's easier with him because he doesn't tend to get super-grumpy when he's a little bit tired, and thus far we've been spared the exhausting wired-and-over-tired state.



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