Okay, first of all, I think I’m going to start each of these 31 for 21 posts with a fact about Down syndrome. Here’s today’s fact: 80% of babies with Down syndrome are born to women under 35. (Because women under 35 have more babies.)
Now, on to today’s topic: Daniel’s schedule. In short, it is killing me. For a while he was getting up once during the night, any time between 1 and 5 am. Then he would wake for the day sometime between 5:30 and 7. That schedule was fine. He’s a baby, I pretty much expect him to be up in the night. Then he moved on to no middle of the night wakings, but waking for the day between 4:45 and 5:15. After a couple weeks of that I resigned myself to the fact that he would NOT be going back to sleep. I started going to bed at 9 and just staying up when he woke at 4:45. I did yoga after feeding him instead of bothering to try to get him back to sleep. That lasted about a week. Now he wakes sometime between 4 and 4:30 am. YOU GUYS. I cannot make myself think 4:00 am is an acceptable time to get up. But he won’t go back to sleep! And I don’t mean he won’t go back to sleep right away. I mean, he gets up at 4 am and then takes his first nap at like 11! It’s crazy!
I’d ask you for advice, but I’ve tried everything so I’m just going to hope it’s a phase. P.S. Keeping him up an hour later (which is almost impossible, btw) leads to approximately 15 minutes more of sleep in the morning. So, NO.
UGH. It’s a good thing he’s cute.