i’m a morning person

January 8, 2013

but even i am starting to get tired of seeing ‘4:xx’ every morning when our human alarm clock decides she’s ready for action.

good thing she’s this cute.

at the risk of polluting the internet with more baby-sleep-drivel, i’m going to once again throw out a plea for advice from the veterans.
as it stands, we’re so close.
we did a very minimal amount of sleep training for naps and earlier nighttime wakeups, but after waking up 1-2x to eat for 8+ months, annabel pretty much fell into her current sleep pattern.  this is:
2 naps – one at 9 and one at 2, both about 1 – 1.5 hours [less at day care]
asleep between 7 – 8 pm, though usually around 7:30 pm [bedtime routine starts at 6:30 – 7:00]. 
wakeup between 4 – 5:30 am — usually in the 4s.  and then that’s it.  no going back to sleep at all for any significant amount of time.  i’d be willing to accept that she just isn’t tired, but i just have a feeling it isn’t enough sleep.  
exhibit A [this morning, 7:00 am]:

is 7:30 pm – 4:30 am enough nighttime sleep for a 9 month old — and should i therefore try to move her bedtime later?  should i [paradoxically] go for earlier?  should i press harder with CIO?  feed her and then leave the room until 6?  just resign myself to BOB naps at sunrise?  stop worrying about it because she’ll probably grow out of it?

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