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<p>DD is 7.5 months. She, like my other two was only a 20 minute at a time sleeper.</p>
<p>Very hard and NO break.</p>
<p>All of a sudden for 4 days in a row she has taken a morning nap of about 1&1/2 hr.</p>
<p>She takes one more in the late afternoon that is still only 20 minutes and still stays up till 10PM.</p>
<p>So, still not a great sleeper, but this nap is amazing and she wakes up talking in the monitor instead of crying.</p>
<p>IT IS SO NICE.</p>
<p>Anyone else's have anything similar?</p>
<p>SHe hasnt started solids yet, and  I havent been doing anything different.</p>
<p>Im almost worried that I posted this- the stars might line up the old way.</p>
 

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<p>Wow, that sounds rough (the 2x20min naps)! Makes for a really long day.  Did she recently go from 3 to 2 naps? The only explanation I can come up with is sheer exhaustion. My DD (now 9mo.) has never been a champion napper, typically 45 mins., but at 7.5 months she was going thru the 3-2 nap transition and the first nap started to lengthen a bit (sometimes up to 1.5hrs).  But 10pm is crazy late! Since transitioning to 2 naps, it's a rare day that I can keep my DD awake until 6pm, specifically because her naps are so crappy. (I can keep her up, but total meltdown and misery ensues.) Maybe she has turned a corner! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
 

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<p>i had a non-napper until about 6 months or so. it used to be i was lucky to get 45 minutes, but the morning and pm nap both turned into 1.5 hours (i think the am nap came first so you might have hopes for a loner pm nap too!)</p>
<p>i think at a certain age/stage they just get better at consolidating sleep and can pass through one sleep cycle into the next one better.</p>
<p>yea!</p>
 

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<p>Well, I should have kept my mouth shut!</p>
<p>For the past two night, she is awake every hour and needs to nurse.</p>
<p>I am SO tired and my back is so twisted from nursing half awake in bed.</p>
<p>She doesnt seem to be teething.</p>
<p>What the heck?</p>
<p>This is worse than when she was a newborn.</p>
 
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