Thursday, March 11, 2010

Major change in schedule...

Soooo....since not wearing her harness during the day, Sophia's sleeping and eating pattern has changed. Coincidence maybe, but this is just weird.

According to Dan, she's napping more, but playing harder. When awake, her legs are pretty much always going:) She's also starting to roll from back to side pretty regularly. She's going to bed earlier, 9ish instead of 10ish and getting up MUCH earlier, 7ish instead of 10ish. What's up with that? Yesterday she was wide awake at 7:30 am and this morning was bright eyed and bushy-tailed at 6:30, after her feeding. I put her in her crib this morning, where she talked to her mobile for about an hour. By 8, when I left for work, she was napping but this is just a change from what has been her norm.

As far as eating, I typically feed her once overnight (b/t 3 and 4) and then once before work (b/t 6-7). She eats twice during the day, 11 and 2, and then at night 7 and 10. For the past little while, I've thought she really didn't *need* the 10 pm feeding as she wasn't acting hungry, although she does eat. Last night, I fed her at 7 and then she was in bed at 9:30 without a feeding. I just thought I'd see what happened. She didn't wake up until 3, which is her usual mid-night feeding time. Yesterday Dan tried to feed her at 11 and she wanted no part of it, and finally ate at 1, and then again at 4. I'm at a loss as to why her eating pattern is changing. I still HATE not knowing how much she is getting when she nurses, but I have to imagine she's getting enough if she cut herself out of a feeding yesterday with no problem.

I'm such a stickler for rules, and I know she's supposed to be getting 28-30 oz a day, but I'm going to just let her take the lead in what she wants and see what happens. You would think she'd be eating MORE, with all of her extra calorie burning.

I tried to upload a video last night but it was taking forever. Will try again tonight!

1 comment:

Hippie Family... said...

good for you. go with your instincts. When you do your night feeding, do it right before you go to bed, it will help you fall asleep as well as throw off her schedule, this was how I broke T of her night feedings.
the amount will always be right for her when coming from you directly, she's going to start solids soon, and this will change EVERYTHING.. you are doing such a great job, I don't know what I would have done about harnesses and all that you were going thru.