|Oh my goodness Minoh, Simon sounds great now. What did you do to extend those naps.
Maybe not "great", but getting better
For most of his naps, I try to lie down with Simon in bed and nurse him to sleep. He's usually up within 30min, but if I'm right there, he nurses right back to sleep without really waking. That way, he usually sleeps at least 1.5hrs, sometimes 2! The nice thing is that I love to be there when he wakes: he'll stretch and smile at me - what a change from the cranky, still tired baby. I figure maybe eventually I don't have to be there and he'll just extend the nap on his own.
I also wear Simon for his other naps, if we can't lie down for long enough. He loves to sleep in a wrap or MT, and I like having him close so I can get him back to sleep if he wakes shortly and is still tired.
Nights are super variable still. He actually had one night recently with only 3 wakings
, but that was very unusual pretty much a one-time thing. I definitely find that if he sleeps better during the day, he'll give me a couple longer stretches (at least 2, maybe 3hrs), at night, which is so nice.
I've also stopped trying to figure it out and am just going with the flow!