Just when I think there’s a pattern I can hang my hat on, Lake goes and switches it up. He knows how to keep things interesting and to keep mummy on her toes.
For the past month he’s been very consistent about going to sleep at 11pm, then sleeping for 6-7 hours, eating an early breakfast for 1 hour and then sleeping 2 more hours. There was little to no room to influence his pattern. He would just go off and on like a light bulb on his own terms. This week, things were slowly shifting. He began to go to sleep a bit earlier: it began with a “switching off” at 10:45, then 10:30pm, and 9:30pm… We’ve also begun to have the flexibility to shorten that early hour long breakfast down to 45 minutes and then today “breakfast express” was satisfying at 30 minutes.
Well this evening is a game changer. I’m not sure what his plan is. He probably wasn’t sure what my plan was. We were really tired this afternoon/early evening he fell asleep at the breast and I was falling asleep too. So I thought we could both go down for a nap. He had fallen so asleep so suddenly that I was able to change his diaper without him waking up. But after 15 minutes or so, he wasn’t happy napping, so we had breastfeeding napping in bed for quite a while… One hour? Hard to say the timing and now I wish I had a reference point. I fell asleep and when I woke up it was 7:30pm. He stayed asleep. My parents had prepared a lovely dinner and the three of us enjoyed it thoroughly along with a rousing discussion about gun safety, civic duty, financial security, identity protection and past presidential election campaigns. Yum, stimulating for the mind and the appetite!
Now it’s 11:30pm and Lake is still asleep. Is this a new trend? How is the night going to play out? And how are the upcoming nights going to play out, my little sleeper agent?