She's had an exhausting day, but would you be able to tell? No, you wouldn't. Let's see, first she slept in until 8:30, played until 11, went to work with Mom from 11:30-3 where she put on a show for the clientele with her smiles and coos. She's just getting around to her first nap right now. That 15 minute eyeshut on the ride home doesn't count. Despite my persuasive gestures earlier on with my rocking and nursing to bring on a hopeful sleepyhead, she was determined to stay awake the whole day. My pre-pregnancy self would have been appalled at how this day went, where she didn't get her naps in right after feeding. "Eat Awake Sleep" they say, but she kept kicking strong.
***CORRECTION - STILL NOT NAPPING***
I just went in to her room to find this:
Yeah. Looks pretty rejuvenated after 10 minutes. This girl is dynamite.
Before having Evelyn, I was determined to be the stern mom and put her on a schedule. I'm all about discipline and I was gonna start from the get-go with BabyWise.
Well, let's just say that my approach has changed. I now understand that every day is different.
I feed her every 3 hours and whatever happens in between that time happens. If she's awake, cool! If she goes to sleep, awesome. Doesn't matter really. I still get a majority of the things done that I need to regardless if she's asleep or not. And the truth is, I like having her around me. She seems to sleep from 10:30pm -7:30am with only one feeding regardless of how much she slept during the day, so I'm 100% happy with that! Now that I possess wisdom, my enlightened perspective would be plan your day around the feeding times and make the kid roll with the punches in between. And in return your baby may give you some surprises along the way... like mine did right now with her floodgate orange diaper. Nice one.
A big shout out to our "new" readers! I'm so grateful for your feedback. And congrats to all of you who just had a baby or are expecting - FISTPUMP! It's the bombdiggity!