Tuesday, September 9, 2014
3 month old schedule
Below are the most average schedules for each week. (The times indicate feedings.)
Eating: 6-8 feedings in 24 hours; every 2.5-3 hours
Number of Naps: Still taking 4 naps.
Duration of Naps: Anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Naps did start to improve this month, specifically the 2nd one. There were a lot of 45 min. - 1 hr. and 10 min. naps, then towards the end of the month, things started getting better.
Length of Waketime: 1st waketime = 55 min, 2nd waketime = absolute mystery; almost every 2nd nap ended up being just 45 minutes, 3rd waketime = 1.5 hours, 4th waketime = 1.5 hours (or however long would make her 4th nap around 45 minutes)
Hours of Sleep at Night: A couple days before she turned 12 weeks, we decided not to feed her when she woke in the night. We had every reason to believe she could easily make it through the night without eating. (She was on formula, didn't spit up a ton, was gaining well, and wasn't eating well for her first feeding of the day due to the MOTN feeding.) So when she woke in the night, she fussed, and then went back to sleep on her own. So from 11.5 weeks on, she was doing around 10-11 hours of sleep.
-By the end of this month, we started swaddling her hands up by her mouth.
-At 10 weeks, I tried a new thing. The consistent morning waketime was really rough on us, so I decided that whenever she woke (6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.), I'd start my day. My goal was just to keep bedtime the same. I'm not sure if this helped us get closer to STTN or not, but that did happen soon after. Once she was STTN, she fell back into a consistent morning waketime.
-In general, it felt like something magical happened when she turned 3 months. Everything just seemed more settled - her schedule, her night sleep, her naps, her ounces per feeding.