29 April 2009

Sleep Week - Tuesday & Wednesday

Sleep Week is showing results! Asher has returned to his great night time sleep habits. He has been going to bed earlier (Thanks for the article, Sharon!) and sleeping through the night without his swaddle blanket.
On Tuesday night he cried for about ten minutes before falling asleep and tonight he did not cry at all, he just tossed and turned until he fell asleep. Yay! We have realized that about 2 hours after he goes to bed he cries out, but doesn't wake up. All he needs is his passy and he is good to sleep until the next morning.
Nap time is getting better, but is still a struggle. He goes to sleep pretty easily for his morning nap, but has a harder time falling asleep for his other naps. Today he slept for about 45-50 minutes each nap, which is a big improvement from the 25-30 minute naps he had been taking. Hopefully once we get settled into a schedule he will start to nap longer and go to sleep easier.
For now I feel like he is on a pretty good schedule. Today Asher woke up at 6:30 am, napped at 8:45 am, 11:45 am and 3:45 pm and went to bed at 7:30 pm. Hopefully we can consistently follow this schedule for a while and help him to sleep better.
Thank you all for your suggestions and encouragement! It has been such a big help!

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