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February 09 mamas-a new home here?

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Here we go! This way we can still chat with those not on fb!
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nak

i had an early march due date (so i'm in the march DDC), but my baby was born at the very end of feb, so i'll probably be lurking around here to see what's going on with other february babes.

hi!
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Thanks for starting! :-)

Cindy
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Yay! :
Thanks for starting it, monkaha!
It's great to have a place for those of us not on Facebook!
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I'm in the FB group too, but I'll join both!
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I'm here too! Thanks for starting this!
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Great!
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Liv and I are here!
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Hi everybody! I had a Jan due date but ended up with a February baby so I will join in on this thread :
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I'm in too!
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nak

ok ... let's start chatting! Naps ... tell me about you LO and naps. Do they?
Don't they? Where? How? How long?
Esmé falls asleep in her carrier on our morning walk ... sleeps about half an hour. Then she falls asleep on our afternoon stroller walk, another half hour, maybe. Then she might doze another 20 minutes around 6pm some days.
That's it! Then she falls asleep for the night between 8-9pm and sleeps through, hardly rousing to nurse. Am i doing something wrong? Or does that sound ok to you? I have a publisher deadline I'm supposed to meet and won't get it done at this rate!
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Each of my kids has been different. Anthony, now 3mos, usually takes a morning and an afternoon nap, with some catnaps before and after each. Then goes down about 9pm for 4-6 hours, then nurses a couple-three times (in our bed, I'm half asleep so don't know times) before we get up for the day.

I just put him down in the bassinette so that I could put some laundry in and he fell asleep on his own! That NEVER happened with DD and was rare with DS1. Anthony has been much more tolerant of being put down, I feel like I have to be careful not to abuse that. Of course, it's not like I'm setting him down and leaving him alone; I'm in the same room, plus the big kids and DH are in and out amusing him. It just seems weird after having DD, who refused to be put down ever for any amount of time, and DS1, who was ok with it for maybe 5 min at a time.

Starling, can you work on your deadline at night, after she falls asleep? Nap with her when she does her day naps and then you could have longer to work uninterrupted at nite. Hope you find something that works!
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Royce usually get's up for the day around 6:30-7:00 and will be up for an hour or so with dh. Then he often will have an hour nap with me (I'm usually still in bed ). He will usually sleep in the wrap during our late morning walk (30 min to an hour). Then after lunch he has a long nap (about 2 hours) again with me next to him - sometimes I can sneak away to get some chores done. Then he usually is tired right around supper time and will have a short nap or we go for a walk and he naps in the wrap. He usually goes to bed at around 8:00, with me next to him. The odd time I can get up to do somethine, but that usually only lasts a maximum of 20-30 minutes. And he does not sleep through the night - between when I fall asleep (around 10) and his morning wake up he will wake 2-3 times and nurse back to sleep. HIs wakings are very brief though as we cosleep and so we are both back to sleep in minutes.
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Owyn naps like it's heaven. The only easy part of her sleeping habit is her naps. She wakes up between 6:30-7:00, stays awake about an hour and a half to two hours. Between 8:30-9:00 she goes down for a 2-2.5 hour nap. She wakes up for about 2 hours, then goes back down for a 2-3 hour nap. She'll stay awake another two hours or so, then takes a 30-45 min. cat nap. After she's been awake about an hour, we start her bedtime routine (bath, massage, pj's, nurse, and rock). She falls asleep around 8:00, but beyond that is a work in progress.

Naps are easy for us, it helps that I have two other babies here during the day and they follow the same napping schedule. She just synced up with their schedule when they started coming. Before that, naps were sporadic and had no rhyme or reason.
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mal... do you lay her down while she's still drowsy?
Gillian... your day sounds a lot like mine!
post #16 of 1064
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nak

ok ... let's start chatting! Naps ... tell me about you LO and naps. Do they?
Don't they? Where? How? How long?
Esmé falls asleep in her carrier on our morning walk ... sleeps about half an hour. Then she falls asleep on our afternoon stroller walk, another half hour, maybe. Then she might doze another 20 minutes around 6pm some days.
That's it! Then she falls asleep for the night between 8-9pm and sleeps through, hardly rousing to nurse. Am i doing something wrong? Or does that sound ok to you? I have a publisher deadline I'm supposed to meet and won't get it done at this rate!
Oh thank goodness! I thought Aellyn was the only one! She sleeps at night like a dream - 12 hours with 2 nursings - but her naps are never longer than 20-40 minutes. My mom said I was the same way so it must be ok!
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mal... do you lay her down while she's still drowsy?
Gillian... your day sounds a lot like mine!
During the day I can lay her down just as she drifts off, when her eyes are very heavy and little slits. She'll squirm for a second, getting comfy, then settles in for sleep. I guess that's still drowsy... If she's the last one I put to sleep (which is how I prefer it, but doesn't always work out), I'll snuggle with her for a little bit before laying her down, just to get that alone time with her. Then, she's completely passed out when I lay her down.
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Naps are all over the place for my little guy. The only thing that keeps him out for a substantial amount of time is taking a walk in the wrap. But we can't walk forever. So he usually gets one longish (1-2 hrs) nap that way, and scattered shorter 1/2 hour ish ones either in bed with me until I try sneaking away or on my lap after nursing while I'm working at the computer, or in the wrap right after a walk, or on a short walk. There's no schedule to them, they just happen when they happen - but we'll take him for a walk when he seems overtired and fussy. He won't "go to bed for the night" without me, so he only goes to bed 11 PM to 8 AM ish with me. I think he gets enough daytime sleep though?
People always ask "How does the baby sleep at night?" and I wonder why they don't ask about daytime! Cosleeping at night is a breeze - it's the naps that are hard!
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I'm so happy to see this conversation started...

Fiona does well nursing to sleep during the day but its often difficult to keep her asleep. I often wear her in the wrap for naps but usually lie down with her in bed. She'll drift off. I usually have to pop back in once or twice to nurse her back to sleep. A typical nap schedule is a one-one and a half hour morning nap and a 3 ish hour afternoon nap. So that is pretty great! My concern is her need for absolute quiet and need for me to pop back in. It works well now but I'm going to begin babysitting 2 children soon and I just don't know how the naps will work. I hope she can get used to more noise in the house!

Our trouble time is getting her down for the night. She FIGHTS it almost every night. I don't know why she'll nurse to sleep for naps but not for bed. I've been trying to have a nice quiet routine going but usually DH ends up in the bathroom bouncing on the excercise ball with water running and her looking at herself in the mirror. Sometimes she will drift off within moments but other times it takes 15-20 minutes. Dh leaves for 3 weeks next weekend so hopefully I can figure out something while he's gone. Its hard on my back to do the bounce and sway in one place with her...
post #20 of 1064
Naps are all over the place here too. Makenna usually sleeps from 9 till 5 or 6then back down for an hour or two but last night she was up at 1:30 and 4:30 then up for good at 6:30...today she napped for 2 hours at 9 am and now has been down over an hour and went down at 2. Usually she takes 1 longer nap but that could mean 45 minutes and then takes a couple cat naps in the car or stroller. No rhym or reason as to when but lately I've been trying to put her down when she gets cranky. Sometimes I can just put her in her sleep sack and then put her down in the pack and play and she'll go to sleep. It doesn't always work. Today she fell alseep while eating both times.

Do you babes suck their thumbs? When I put Makenna down awake or if she wakes up after she's asleep, as long as she gets her thumb she'll go back to sleep easily. I am reading "Goodnights" by Jay Gordon and it's all about co-sleeping (which we actually don't do anymore but she is still in our room). Anyway he says co-sleeping babies don't suck their thumb as much bc they don't need to comfort themselves. I'm thinking I'm going to side car the crib and go back to that. I end up co-sleeping in the mornings and really love the cuddles. But I think we all sleep better with her in her own bed.
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