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post #21 of 22
DD slept throught the night consistently at 6 weeks, at least 12 hours a night...

Still, her "sleep life" has been the bane of my existance!

DD's "sleepy newborn period" lasted exactly 2 weeks. No more falling asleep on the breast/bottle. Nor more just falling asleep.

The next 22 months of my life can be best described like this-

Sleepy cues?
What are sleepy cues?
No, my DD never rubs her eyes or pulls her ears.
No, she does not lose concentration.
45 minutes to fall asleep.
45 minutes and she is awake.
If she takes a nap now,
I'll never get her to sleep tonight.
8:00 bedtimes, 9:00 bedtimes,
10:00 and 11:00 bedtimes.
One more book, Mama, one more book,
No, she does not get cranky.
You want to see cranky?
Just try and put her to bed right now.
I dare ya.
post #22 of 22
My older DD is a sleeper. Mind you, she would stay up late if we let her, but she easily falls asleep by 7:30. She is up at 6:30--hasn't slept past 7 since she was a newborn. She napped well into the late 4s. We notice MAJOR differences in her behavior if she does not get her 11 hours. (She is 6.)

DS, who is probably gifted but less obvious and much less intense, is also an early bird but can skip a nap or go to bed late without noticeable effects the next day. This still blows my mind. When we are rushing out of an evening engagement, it's because of the 6yo's bedtime, not the 2yo's. They go to bed and get up at the same time (he naps, though).
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