A week or two ago, after reading our sleep book (Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child), Mark concluded that Henry was likely colicky. I didn’t want to admit it, but I was questioning the same thing… because while he’s literally the happiest little dude ever (see photo below), he also does a decent amount of crying. Especially surrounding sleep times.
Fast forward to a few days ago, when Mark said, “If this sleep pattern continues, Henry might be the easiest baby ever…”
So, what happened in between those two comments?
A lot of napping. For Henry of course.
With Charlotte going back to school (after 3 weeks off), I’ve finally had a chance to focus on poor Henry. It’s not like he was awake nonstop while C was home, but his naps typically occurred when he was wildly overtired and just passed out (most commonly while in the car or out and about).
He takes a lot of quiet and bouncing and those are two things that are made quite difficult by a toddler.
Anyway, he’s back on the trusty old “awake for 1-2 hours, nap, awake for 1-2 hours, nap” schedule and has been doing really well. Especially these past two days (we’re back at work – farewell, maternity leave).
730a Wake Up
1030-1130 Nap (every other nap seems to need a little milk/bounce to get him back to sleep after an hour or so)
220-233 Nap (mini)
413-5 Nap (I think he’s waking up?? But now he’s quiet again…)
Even better, we’ve gone from waking every 2 hours at night to only waking twice per night (11/12ish and 4/5ish) for only 30-60 minutes each!
Thank god for a little improvement.