Sunday, April 25, 2010

2 Hours....Ugh

On a good day at daycare, Ian will nap for about an hour. That's right - he's not even 6 months old and a GOOD day = a 60 minute nap. The problem, I think, is that he is just too interested and excited about what's going on at school that he doesn't want to miss out. Who can blame him?

After picking Ian up from school each day, he is exhausted - you can just see it in his eyes. And, as soon as we get on the road, he's out. Once we get home, we play, eat, take a bath, and give him his last nursing at 7:30pm. Because he is so exhausted from not sleeping all day, he usually falls asleep while nursing. At which point, we have to put him to bed because the poor thing just can't keep his eyes open. And, he usually doesn't get up until 2:30 the next morning, quick nursing, and back out. That's 11 hours of sleeping each night. Doesn't that seem like too much? He really doesn't sleep during the day... so maybe it all evens out?

On top of my worries that he's not getting enough sleep during the day/sleeping too long at night, is my worry that we aren't getting to spend enough time with him. Putting him to bed at 7:30 each night means that I get a total of two hours to spend with him each day. TWO HOURS.TWO.I don't know what to do. I can't make him nap when he's at daycare. I'm not going to force him to stay awake when he can barely keep his eyes open each night. I want to be able to spend quality time (more than 2 hours) with him. Maybe I'm just being stupid, but I just don't want to miss out on anything.... and I feel like I am. But, I don't see any other option.

Besides buying a lottery ticket and crossing my fingers.


  1. Sorry he's not napping well during the day, but 11 hours at night is just about right for this age, from what I have been told. I understand how hard it is when you don't get much time with them. I'm glad now that Elliot is older he goes to bed a bit later so I have more time to play with him.

  2. I agree, that's about right. Bailey would be at daycare all day then go to bed at 6:00 pm each night and that was with a 2 hour + nap each day. It does stink but it will change...I promise!