The Wanna Be Health Nut

Living life one day at a time in a healthy way

8 months July 19, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — tiffers81 @ 5:59 pm

We have been working on nap transitions for 3 weeks now and they seem to be going well, at least well for Sydney, haha. We currently have family in town and yesterday she went from 10:45 until 5:30 bedtime awake. We went to the mall for quite a few hours and once she was tired at her normal nap time in the stroller, I had to carry her the rest of the time in the Baby Bjorn. I thought that she would for sure fall asleep on me, but no, not my girl.

On days we aren’t out and about, a good day consists of 2-1 hour naps around 9 and 1, with bedtime around 5:45 or so. Most days the 1st nap is 45 min.-1:30 and the 2nd one is usually another 45 minutes or so. At this point, I feel like I have done everything possible to soothe her, put her down at the appropriate times, etc.

I have let myself be ridden with such anxiety over her napping and schedule that it is ridiculous. If she has an off day, there is always another :). Babies schedules change so quickly anyway that if something is frustrating you, there is always something else around the corner :).

We are almost walking– Sydney has taken 2 steps, but then falls. I’m hoping walking will happen while Gma and her aunties are here within the next 10 days or so.


7 1/2 months July 3, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — tiffers81 @ 12:30 am

Major topic of issue yet again: NAPS

We had a good few weeks with some pretty decent 1st and 2nd naps of roughly 1 hour-1 hour 30 minutes each. The 3rd nap has always been short and pretty fitful, but about 2 weeks ago, it involved screaming and crying for 30-45 minutes. As of yesterday, we decided to increase Sydney’s awake time from 2,2.5, 3 to 3 hours and start her on 2 naps. Hopefully everything will work itself out and we will all be happier. Updates to come in a few weeks after we see how this goes. Wish us luck!!!