Two days ago I wrote about our attempts at setting an actual schedule for Abigail in hopes of her sleeping better through the night (read more here: Fine. We’ll Try a Schedule).
Remember when I said this?
“And as I sit here at 8:55pm on a Sunday night, I’m proud to say that I’m one week into a set schedule (which I’ll share soon)…we’ve had three successful **full nights of sleep since we began our schedule…and we’re over an hour into our evening of adult-only leisure (meaning Abby’s sleeping, Mommy’s writing, and Daddy’s watching Entourage – the perfect Sunday evening).”
Well, she woke up a little before 5am on Monday morning. Not ideal, but not bad (and MUCH better than waking up at 1am or 2am, that’s for sure!).
That was nearly 9 straight hours of sleep.
And since this whole parenting thing is pretty much trial and error, 7x7xDaddy and I thought it would be a good idea to adjust things a bit on Monday night by putting her down closer to 9pm (what can I say, we’re brilliant).
She didn’t wake up until 6:45am this morning.
We’re obviously a little skeptical to believe this will actually become the norm anytime soon, but we’re going to stick with the following *sleep schedule* in hopes that it will become the norm someday in the near(ish) future:
7:00 am: Abby up
9:00 am: Abby down (and sleeps until her little heart desires)
11:00 am: Abby up
2:00 pm: Abby down
3:00 pm: Abby up (shorter nap in the afternoon)
5:00 pm: Abby down (only some days – I try my best to keep her up but sometimes she just needs one more catnap)
5:45 pm: Abby up
9:00 pm: Abby down for the count…
Anyone have any brilliant ideas as to how we can cut out the late afternoon nap and have an earlier bedtime instead!?!
If not, that’s okay. We’re quite content with how our schedule is going thus far. I’ll be sure to write an update when we have a few weeks (and hopefully lots of sleep) under our belts.
*the scheduled times are all approximate, of course!