Sunday, February 10, 2008

A nap pattern? Should I even be talking about this?

Every time I write about sleep patterns, things change drastically in my household. So, I am almost afraid to write about sleep. But I am so excited, I have to share this news with you. Izzy has been taking 4 fairly consistent naps. Have I mentioned that I am a creature of habit, and love routines? Having a predictable schedule means the world to me.

Two of these naps last an hour or two. The other two last only 30 to 45 minutes. I would say that he is getting at least 4 to 5 hours of sleep during the day. This has helped to improve his mood (and my mood). I really hope that this isn't a fluke, because things have been going so smoothly in my household lately. I am really starting to love having two babies.

Let me clarify that last statement. Of course, I love and adore both of my babies. But for a while, life wasn't very fun. I was overwhelmed and overtired and a little sad. Although I am still overtired, I don't feel nearly as overwhelmed or sad. In fact, most days I feel quite happy. I laugh and smile and kiss my babies. Life is good and I am grateful for everything that I have.

Tummy Time

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Yeah the first to comment. Pattern or no pattern-for today-things are OK. I always do that-say something is going great and then I JINX it. I am glad you are feeling better. And you did not seem sad at all..give yourself a break because you are a mom to 2.

Eva said...

Yay! They are so adorable. Also, Izzy is very big!

A Mom Two Boys said...

Hope it sticks! As much as we love our children it IS nice when they're asleep! REALLY, REALLY nice.

Suz said...

They looked like twins there for a moment before the image clarified and I was thinking..."Is this really Christy's blog?"

I'm so glad that things are good.

Greg said...

Congrats on the sleep pattern!! I hope things stay calm for a while!

Lindz said...

Yay! I hope the routine sticks!

Not So Perfect said...

Thank God!! Sleep is good, for both baby and mama.

S said...

Good to hear things are settling for you. Hopefully it sticks!

Anth said...

Glad things are smoother at your house. That pic is adorable.

Mama Kalila said...

I can't really complain because Kalila is sleeping through the night (consistantly) and so I get some rest... but I saw the times of your sons naps... and I couldn't help but wish she were coming anywhere close to that! I try... I try to give her naps. But I'm lucky if we get 30 min at a time. Very lucky if we get that. Today she did good.. two half hour naps... so I shouldn't complain lol.

Em said...

I say you do what ever works for best for you, i was crap with sleep patterns. But omg the photo is amazing!!!

Mojavi said...

awwwww adorable!!!!!!!! wish I could see the face of the new little one :)