She slept from 6.45PM to 5.30AM again. Whoop whoop!!!! But…..the rest of the day didn’t go quite as planned.
Well she went down to her first nap of the day with just a little whimper and then slept for 1hr 20….yey she made it through two sleep cycles! She nursed well when she woke up and then it all went to pots after that. I went out to a little play gym with a friend and her two children, I thought I had timed it well for Aviana to fall asleep in the car on the way there, then I would feed her when we got there and then she would play! Ummm No. She fell asleep 2 minutes before we arrived. Ughhhh. She woke up after 10 minutes. So we played. She had lots of fun and so did I! (Except for when she had a melt down because she couldn’t put a big whirly ball in her mouth – this is becoming a thing that she gets frustrated over, it’s kind of funny!)
But then it was food time and she would not nurse in the play gym. She was too distracted. I should have just fed her in the car. My bad. Instead I thought I’d wait until we headed out for lunch. She then fell asleep in the car again and had a proper 40 minute nap whilst I ate lunch (Yey eating with both hands!). So this meant she was completely off schedule for feeding and napping. Oh well, let’s go with the flow. When she woke up she just snacked again. We drove home and she fell asleep AGAIN just before we arrived home. The cleaners were still in the house making a lot of noise (I know….first world problems) so I took Aviana for a walk and she had her afternoon nap in her buggy.
But hey – I don’t want to live my life or hers by a strict schedule…so we just deal with it and be flexible. She was happy, I was happy. What were the consequences of crappy napping and snacking through the day? Ha….you will find out tomorrow!
They say that the first nap of the day is the most important for baby, so we nailed that one at least. And after Chris gave her a bottle of breast milk (high fives all around for her taking the bottle still!), as usual she went to sleep at 7pm in her crib with no fuss.
Day 7 Summary. Aviana goes down for one nap in crib with little fuss, no crying. But because we went out in the car all other naps and feeding schedules go out the window. She definitely didn’t eat enough throughout the day as the baby sleep solution requires.