My girls are nearly eight months old. Right now they have a melt down every evening at 6:30, and we aim at in bed by seven. They then sleep until around seven the next morning (lots of waking up, but I can usually get them back down again...occasionally the five AM wakeup ends up being morning for one or both, sometimes there's a two-hour anti-nap in the middle of the night)
There's a world in which we look at the melt down and say we need a 6:30 or even 6 bedtime. But I can't handle getting up that early in the morning (and that's assuming 12 hours at night; I doubt they'll sleep longer than that). And my husband would never see them.
What I would love is if they could go to bed at 8, and sleep until 8. We're traveling this week, and if I need to be back in the hotel room by 6 (before my husband finishes work), then I don't get to have dinner, and one of us can go out in the evening, but not both. If bedtime were eight, we could have dinner with folks, then the girls and I could come home and go to bed.
Am I just crazy? I know others who have late-shifted babies, but maybe they just won the lottery. Any thoughts on how this might work? I've tried just shifting them later, but it's really hard given the meltdown and the fact that I am outnumbered.
Suggestions on whether trying to slip in a third nap to help with the shift might work would be great too.