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I never tried to put Claire on a schedule. She just did whatever but now she's got a bit of a routine down.
Normally wakes up around 8 or 9
Up for an hour or two and then down for a nap which is usually about 1.5 hours give or take
She will then either cat nap on and off all afternoon or stay up for a long stretch and take another good nap (I prefer the latter!)
I put her in her jammies at 7:30 or 8 and she falls asleep between 8 and 9
I dream feed her when I go to bed at midnight
She sleeps through til 4 or 5 am and wakes up to nurse then up for the day at 8 or 9
Claire Ellene 2/13/12 8 lbs 6 oz 21"
We dont really have a schedule but it goes something like this...
wakes 7.30am for a feed, naps after her second feed at 10.30am. Eats every 3 hours, naps every 3 or 4 hours (for about 45 min) Last bottle is at around 9.30pm and in bed asleep by 10pm. Sleeps through until 7.30am and repeat I think I have it pretty good at the mo (except the occasional disrupted day/night due to teething!)
No solid schedule here either but she typically wakes up around 9, gets cranky after 2-3hrs and takes a short nap, 45mins tops, often just 15-30mins though. Up another 3hrs, naps. Repeat until we put her to bed around 9. She usually takes at least 3 short naps a day, sometimes up to 5 because they are so short. If we put her in a the Ergo and go for a walk sometimes we can get her to sleep for a whole hour or more No solid feeding schedule either, sometimes she goes 4 hours in between, sometimes an hour.
Conor is up usually at 7-7:30. Poops, eats and then goes back to sleep at 9ish until 9:45. Wakes up, naptime at 11:30-12 until 2ish. Wakes up and has his lunch. Naptime at 4:30 until 5. Has rice cereal at 6, in the bath by 630/645. Asleep by 7:30ish. He sleeps either until 12/1 if he didnt want his cereal and if he did he sleeps til 4:30/5 and then goes back to sleep with me til 7-7:30.
He made his bedtime schedule. We sound like crazies when we say he goes to sleep that early but its not our doing. He is a terror if he doesnt go to bed then.
Robby made his own schedule and if you're right, Arwen, I guess I won't be getting much sleep for the next 20 years, lol!
He goes to bed between 9 and 10 pm. He usually wakes up somewhere between 1 and 4 am to eat and go right back to sleep. Because I have to get him up at 6:30 to go to the sitter, he generally wakes up by himself between 5:30 and 7:30. Depending on what time he ate in the night, I will feed him at that time and then he will play for half an hour and fall back asleep. He is up for the day around 10 am. He naps briefly at noon and usually takes a 1-hour nap at 3 pm. Then he's up until he goes to sleep. He always eats at 1 pm and 5 pm, and then he sometimes he asks for more at 7. I always feed him at 9 before he goes to bed.
We're with you on the early bedtime, Marissa. Our schedule is pretty consistent. That way we both know what to expect and it works out for the us both. She partly made this schedule and I partly did based on the fact that she still needs to eat pretty often.
7am - wakes up and eats
We play until about 8:45am when I feed her.
In bed for nap #1 by 9:15am. Sleep until about 12pm
12pm - wakes up and eats
We play until about 2pm when I feed her again.
In bed for nap #2 by 3:30pm. She sleeps until about 5pm
5pm - wakes up and eats
Play until 6:30/45, gets a breastmilk bottle with my husband
In bed by 7pm
She wakes once at about 2 - 3am to dream-feed, then wakes up at 7am to start the new day
TTC #1 with Endometriosis & Antiphospholipid Syndrome since December 2008
Dec 2008 - April 2010 #17 Natural cycles
May 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
June 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
July 2010 - IUI + clomid 100mg BFN
Sept/OC 2010 - IVF #1 (1 embryo transfered; none to freeze) BFP!!!
Oct 25 2010 - First ultrasound at 6.5 weeks TWO HEARTBEATS!!! The embryo split; we're having identical twins!!!
Nov 30 2010 - Ultrasound at 11 weeks; no heartbeats & no growth past 9 weeks
Dec 2 - D&C#1
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Feb 10 2012 - Molly Eileen arrived at 7lbs 11oz and 19inches!!!
I made a schedule. He gets his final bottle at 11pm every night and sleeps until 6 when shy wakes him up to eat before work. He can sleep longer though but to get my extra hours of sleep in we do it that way. Then we are both up for the day around 10-11ish.