Friday, October 15, 2010

Not very nappy these days

Things change so quickly when you're a baby.

The three or so days following our return from California were full of great sleep. I'd lay Finn down in bed around 9 a.m. and he'd sleep for two to three hours. Then a couple hours later, he'd have his afternoon nap, another two or so hours.

But now, now he cries (or at least gets very upset) as soon as I put him down on his little receiving blanket on the bed. Nothing has changed, but he's begun to protest. Loudly. Not with incredibly sad tears like he does when making strange, but a cry nonetheless.

And so, for the past week and a bit, he either has one long (two hours maximum) nap, which could be in the afternoon or the morning, while the other nap is maybe twenty minutes long – half an hour if we're lucky. Then some days he'll go to bed like normal around 7 or 7:30 p.m., sleep for half an hour then get up for 45 minutes before finally going to sleep for the night.

Then the nights lately have him laying there cooing every hour or two for ten to 15 minutes at a time.

The great thing about babies, though, is that nothing ever lasts long. That's also the sad part...along with all the tiredness. Mine!

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