Thursday, January 1, 2015

7 month old schedule

This entire month was spent battling ear infections.  (We are actually still in the midst of it - on medication #4.)  Because of this, our schedule was all over the map some days.  Below is the perfect scenario schedule, not the sick schedule.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Feed bottle and rice cereal
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Put down for nap
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Feed bottle and rice cereal
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Put down for nap
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Feed bottle
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Put down for nap
6:30 p.m. Feed rice cereal and veggie
8:15 p.m. Feed bottle
8:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Bedtime

Eating: 5 feeding periods (4 bottles, 3 solids) in 24 hours.
Number of Naps: 3
Duration of Naps: Anywhere from 1.5-2 hours.
Length of Waketime: An hour and 45 minutes is the norm, but if she gives me sleepy cues before that, I'll go ahead and put her down.  She can do 2 hours towards the end of the day if I'm needing to stretch her schedule.
Hours of Sleep at Night: 11-11.5 hours of sleep.

Worth Noting:
-Just before turning 7 months, we added the rice feeding at lunch time.
-The veggies she has had so far are carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes.
-We started giving her the mesh food feeder (apples and oranges) occasionally and she is loving it.

Sick Schedule Notes:
-Night time sleep was disrupted a lot this month.  She woke around 2-4 times at night, which was strange.  Typically, we don't hear a peep from her all night.  Sometimes she'd go back to sleep on her own, but other times we'd go in, hold her, and put her back down.  She fell back asleep easily.
-We had TONS of 45 minute naps this month.  It was rough.  It didn't matter what I did with her waketime, which was a good indicator to me that she was just not feeling well.
-She wasn't very interested in drinking her bottle.  She loved her solids, but she would only take 3-5 ounces at most feedings (instead of her usual 6-8 ounces).
-Because of short naps and snack-like feedings, we had a few days with 1 extra bottle feeding and a 4th 30 minute cat nap. 

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