It's 9 am. I slept in until 8 (I say that like it was a luxury but it's been pretty standard these days), now I've eaten breakfast, paid the bills, cleaned the kitchen, ordered some potty training paraphernalia off of Amazon, returned some emails.... and am starting a post, and my daughter is still sleeping. It's bizarre. She's really been sleeping later and later over the past several weeks, starting before Florida. But since we got back from San Diego it's been crazy. We still shoot for a bed time in the 7's but often it's a little after 8 because her nap is later. Monday was good but I don't remember, Tuesday she slept 'till 9, Wednesday was 10:30!!!, yesterday was 8:20 with a very code brown diaper requiring a morning bath so I think that got her up before she wanted, and here we are at 9:06 without even a rustle behind her door! I'm feeling guilty for all the morning free time! (Hence the list of things I've done made out to sound more productive than they really were.)
She does always wake up at some point in the 7's and talk or hum for a few minutes... but we've always let her talk for a while before going in, and apparently she's learned to fall back asleep. Is there anything wrong with this?? With letting her sleep so late? She still takes her nap by 1 usually--- oh yeah and the nap! They used to be 2 hours or less and lately, 2.5- 3 for sure! Then she goes down, like I said probably at 8 after waking from her nap at 4. ( I know I'm doing the two many details thing again.) She couldn't get enough food in her yesterday, and she's been looking really skinny to me the last few days (I know many of you who commented on her perfectly protruding belly in the last post are scratching your heads, but really... she's been really skinny in the mornings.) So I'm wondering if she's just hit a growth spurt and needs a bunch of sleep and her skinniness is because she's getting taller. Or perhaps she's still sleeping off the sickness you heard all too much about. Or perhaps she just doesn't want to leave her bed because she knows that's the only place she gets her binky now. That could be. I don't know-- but by writing this, I'm reminding myself to SOAK IT UP. Because I'm sure this happy sleepy phase will be over before I get comfortable with it.
Speaking of sleep, I've been reading Babywise again in prep. for the new one. Been feeling pretty nervous at the idea of starting back at square one. What if it's all completely different this time? What if Sophia really was just born a good sleeper and the next one just isn't. That's very scary to me. I think I'll let myself believe the book until I'm proven wrong, at my wit's end, and venting on here all about it. Until then if anyone's curious, I think Babywise is a good one if you're having your first little one and need direction in the sleep dept.
I'm writing too much-- too much about nothing. Pretty sure nothing exciting has happened. Ross and I have to give talks in church on Sunday and because we have of course, procrastinated, there's our weekend.
Oh and I bought a cute big-girl bed for Sophia off of Craigslist. I haven't seen it in person yet since I found it in San Diego-- so my dad went and picked it up this morning. Cute white sleigh twin bed. I'm SUPER excited for her to be in a big bed, because the room will be cuter, but I'm TERRIFIED to mess with her sleep right now. So many transitions all of a sudden! I feel all this pressure to potty-train, de-binky, and move her to a big-girl bed... when part of me just wants to keep the sailing as smooth as possible through the baby coming and not change a THING. So... I just very well might have a crib sleeping, diaper wearing, binky using three year old along side my 1 year old. And I'm not sure if I care yet.
9:36: And she just started singing.