Friday, April 10, 2009
Baby Sleep Diary – Days 2 and 3
That said, things are still going well, though I think he will continue to wake a few times a night to eat until the end of the week-long process, when he will only be allowed to have 2 oz every 5 hours. From there I am going to slowly lessen the amount, then replace it with water in hopes that he will stop waking to eat. The time between night waking/feedings is getting longer with each night, so I think we are still on track. He is also still having no problems at naptimes, laying right down and going to sleep and not waking until he is finished.
Another really good thing about this process is that since I am charting his sleep/wake patterns, I am getting a really good idea of what his natural schedule is. This means that very soon I will actually be able to put him on a workable routine! I have tried to do this several times since he was around 5 months old and it never worked. Now I realize that was because his schedule relied on my putting him to sleep at night and for naps. Now he is not reliant upon me to sleep.
I will continue to keep you updated! Look for another post soon about my adventures with changing to cloth diapers a couple of weeks ago!