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The last few weeks have been rough for sleep around our house. Niko has not wanted to go to sleep, despite clearly being so tired - so we've been dealing with a crying baby on and off for several hours before a final bedtime of something like 11:30. And then a grown-up wake-up time of 6 or so in the morning - tired parents. Tired baby. Crabby baby (or at least less chipper than usual).

So yesterday we decided to try a much earlier bedtime, because maybe he's just getting so overtired that it's hard for him to fall asleep. We started the bath and bedtime ritual around 6:15 PM. Amazingly, he fell asleep around 6:50. He woke up a couple of times but we just changed his diaper quickly or nursed him calmly and then urged him to go back to sleep, and he did. He slept through from 9:30 PM to 6:15 AM.

YAY!

So: I am very grateful for sleep. I slept from 10 PM to 6 AM. It was grand.

Here's hoping I can pull off the same thing tonight!

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Date: 2013-10-17 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ilexcassine.livejournal.com
Good luck with the good sleeping. Getting enough sleep is my top quality of life improver.

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Date: 2013-10-17 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birdfigment.livejournal.com
Thank you. At its worst, the sleep situation is not as bad as some people made parenthood seem, but we are looking for ways to keep it moving in the right direction.

Last night was okay - not as good as the night before because there was a 2:45 AM wakeup - but not so terrible.

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Date: 2013-10-17 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minnehaha.livejournal.com
Clever tweaking the routine, there. I am so glad it made a difference for all the tired people at your house.

K.

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Date: 2013-10-17 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] birdfigment.livejournal.com
Thank you. Me too. Unfortunately this new regime means that we really have to have a sitter if we want to go out at night - no taking the baby. On the plus side, we do have a sitter for Saturday!

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Date: 2013-10-17 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cloudscudding.livejournal.com
Hope it works!

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