schedule changes

Again, Nate's changing his schedule up. He used to nap after every bottle - 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. He dropped an afternoon nap first. Eventually, the second morning nap was dropped, too. At that point, he went from taking 1 hour or less naps to taking 2 hour naps. They were awesome. He really spoiled me. [What spoils me even more is that he's slept from 7 pm to 6 or 7 am since he was 4 months old. He still does this. :) ]

However, he is transitioning to only 1 nap per day. This is difficult. He's ready to sleep again at 10, especially if he woke up before 7. But then, he doesn't sleep very long because he's hungry for lunch at 11.

Last week, I tried letting him sleep from 9-10 (I had to wake him up), then getting him up for lunch and putting him back down in the afternoon. No go. I tried letting him sleep from 9 until he woke up on his own, but then he was awake from 12-7 pm. He was ready for bed by 6, but he can't go to bed that early unless we want to wake up at 5 am, which, I think it goes without saying, we don't.

Yesterday and today have been better. We kept him up all morning long. Yesterday, we fed him lunch as usual, with his milk afterwards (he's still taking 3 bottles a day), but he was too tired to drink his milk. He slept for an hour and a half, though. Longest afternoon nap in over a week! Today, we let him drink his milk when he was getting fussy for a nap, around 10 am. Then he had his lunch as usual at 11, went down for a nap at noon, and slept until almost 3. Success! I hope we can repeat this.


  1. Hi I'm popping in to say from New Zealand! I'm married to a Samoan man and look forward to reading your about your journey in a cross-cultural mariage.
    P.s. your kids are gorgeous!

  2. good luck with that. I think James is trying to cut down on naps too, but I don't think he's quite ready.


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