Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I'm not complaining, I'm just saying

Ava has been asleep all day! This is amazing as naps were getting pretty sketchy.

Yesterday we decided that the moses basket has run it's course and it's time Ava starts sleeping in her crib. This was decided after a few nights of putting Ava to sleep with her feet almost touching the end of the basket and her waking up with her head almost touching the other end. We think because the basket rocks when she moves it wakes her up.

We got the baby monitor set up and last night, for pretty much the first time ever, we put Ava down for the night in her crib. She woke up once but the second time she fell asleep in the crib. She doesn't put herself to sleep often so this in itself was a big deal. She probably fell asleep finally at 8 or 8:3o and slept until 5:3o this morning. I wanted some more sleep so I put her back down and she slept until almost 9. Then she was acting fussy so I put her back down at 10:30 and she's been sleeping pretty much ever since! It's almost 1 pm now. I almost don't know what to do with myself with all of this free time. Oh wait, I know. There's always laundry and house cleaning and I bet Maury is on right now. I could always use some, "You are NOT the father!" (just kidding).

I think she may be waking up now, but could it be? Did she inherit her mother's love of sleep? I'm trying not to get too far ahead of myself here. This could just be a fluke, but I'm baffled by how much she's slept already today.


CaraBee said...

Yay for the easy transition to the crib!! I followed the "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" mantra of putting the baby down for a nap no more than every two hours and it kept my girl (and me) happy.

Bailey said...

We're trying that too. Some days are better than others but I like it as a guide. Ava's not 3 months old yet, so I'll follow it closer next month.

Fluffy Windover said...

We, too, have read that book. Also the "no cry sleep solution". Edwin is going to bed a lot earlier now, but his nap habits are... non-existant!