Being a mommy is getting easier & easier. Sarah sleeps like a charm at night. She usually goes down around 6pm and wakes around 6:30-7am. 12 hours!! Not bad right? Nap times have been a little bit harder. Going down for naps has been more of a struggle.
I haven't been feeling like Sarah is getting adequate sleep during the days. Her naps were usually around 20,30, 45 minutes, sometimes 3 hours...very sporadic. I kept wondering if she was well rested enough from the nights, wondered if the quality of my milk wasn't good or sufficient....I'm ALWAYS second guessing myself! So I started going through all my books again and reading about napping...all of those same books that made me anxious. :) Ed thought I was crazy and read me my previous post about these baby books. Anyway they gave me some new ideas of things I had forgotten about. Knowledge is power and like magic, I put Sarah down a little earlier than usual. The result? NO crying, NO struggle, and a 2+ hour nap taken and a happy, well rested baby!! What was the new found glory? Not waiting until Sarah started to fuss, but putting her down to nap about an hour after her last wake time. This has made a world of difference. Nothing feels better than trying something new, succeeding and having a beautiful happy baby!! I feel like a good mother and I know I'll always be searching and problem solving in an effort to give Sarah the best quality of life! She is truly the best baby a mother could ask for. I LOVE YOU SARAH...my good little napper!!