Saturday, November 29, 2008

Quality Time

Steven went on a climbing trip this weekend.  While it would really be nice to get to spend time with him while I'm on my break, it has been so pleasant to get to spend some selfish quality time with Davie.  She is doing sooooo great these days (except for last night, yipes!).  I really appreciate being able to predict when she is going to wake up, get hungry, and get sleepy.  It makes me feel confident and of course it is convenient when your life seems anything but consistent.  

On an average day she goes to sleep around 7:00 or 7:30pm and then I get her up and feed her around 9pm (she stays asleep while she eats).  USUALLY, she sleeps til 7:00am and wakes up blissful . . . however, last night was a different story (see below). She usually eats around 7:30am, 10:45am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm, and 9:00pm (4-6 ounces each feeding).  She has been taking her longest nap after the first feeding.  Usually 1.5 - 2 hours.  She has another long nap after the next feeding, usually 1.5 hours.  Then after the other feedings she might have a little cat nap of 30-60 minutes.  

Yesterday she did soooo wonderful.  She slept without interruption between 9pm and 7am.  Then she slept 2.5 hours, 1 hour, another hour, 30 minutes, and then went to sleep at 7:15pm last night.  I think she got a little TOO MUCH sleep, because last night she woke up every 3 hours (midnight, 3am, 6am) for seemingly no reason - diapers were no big deal, wasn't really hungry, just awake.  So it took a lot of rocking and pacifying each time.  Oy.  Finally we both got up at 7:20am this morning to start the day.  We'll see how things go.  

Needless to say, I can't wait for Steven to come back this afternoon, so I can get a little break.


Meredith - proud mama of two said...

Sounds like a mommy-friendly schedule! I understand when those "off-nights" come - they can be a killer. Keep up the good work!

drew said...

I love the pic at the top of your page... very nice

mgoff said...

Kinsey--I was wondering if you could ask steven where I could buy Chris one of those fleece jackets he has been wanting? If you could email me at I would really appreciate it. I hope all is going well with you. I am sure you are looking forward to christmas break! I head back to work next week. I am very sad about it!