I always knew I loved sleep, but until Stephan came along I don’t think I realized how much of an impact the lack of sleep would have on me. Now, while I nap when I can, especially in the mornings so it doesn’t impact me falling asleep at night, I still often find myself yawning, forgetting things, crabbing at people who don’t deserve it and really missing sleeping in in the mornings during the summer. I love Saturday mornings when Andy takes care of Stephan for a couple hours and I get to sleep till 8 or so.
I find myself wanting to try and change Stephan’s sleep schedule to try and get him to sleep later than 6:30 in the morning but then I’d just have to redo everything when school starts and I go back to work in the fall, so it’s just not worth it. I had hoped to get Stephan on a schedule, well actually more or less a consistent routine, where his naps and eating would be more predictable but even that hasn’t been working so why try and change his sleep schdule at night just to change it again in two months?
Often his sleep at night is already a mess with teething, some nights might be better than others but overall I’d like things to change but have no idea how to make that happen or if it’s worth the stress to even ponder a fix. I finally just today got him down for nap without screaming and without me sitting in the room reading a book till he fell asleep. Hopefully me continuing to work on consistency and routine will help, right now it’s the only thing that makes sense. Maybe things will morph into something more liveable as he continues to grow. Besides just when you figure things out babies go and change them up on you anyway!
Hope you are sleeping well, catch some zzz’s for me and send them my way!