Saturday, December 19, 2009
Though our world revolves less around sleep now then when the baby first arrived, it is still the focus of much more mental energy than it should be. The little one's sleep habits are maturing, bringing with them new rewards and new challenges. Last night she slept for a record six and a half hours in a row, but she correspondingly sleeps less during the day. She's shown herself capable of getting to sleep on her own, but it tends to be a more fragile sleep and letting her cry a bit often winds her up to a point where she really can't get to sleep on her own. It is so hard to tell when to start implementing routines, figuring out when she is mature enough to deal with structure.