Tuesday, October 11, 2011


The morning nap is dead. Long live the morning nap.

As far as I know, Jackson always slept in the afternoon at daycare, but when I brought him home, I saw that he was exhibiting sleepiness signs in the late morning, so for most of the past three months, I've put him down around 10:30 a.m. He'd sleep anywhere from one to four hours over the course of the day (usually about three hours total), either in one chunk or split between the morning and the late afternoon.

But I think the morning nap luxury is all but over. He just won't go down. He will, seemingly, sleep in the afternoon, so now it's just a matter of figuring out the timing. His bedtime is 7:30, so we like to wake him up before 5 or 5:30, ideally 5. I think I'm going to try to get him down around 1:30 or 2 at the latest, and that'll give him room to sleep for as many as three hours without it totally ruining bedtime.

I also have to figure out what our schedule looks like if I'm going to be entertaining him all morning and past lunchtime. That's a whole different pace than the one I have now!

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