Tuesday, February 3, 2015

8 month old schedule


This month was our transition to 2 naps.  It wasn't until right around the time Nova turned 8 months that we completely dropped it.  So this was our 3 nap schedule:

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

And this is our 2 nap schedule:

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Feed bottle, rice cereal, and fruit
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Put down for nap
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Feed bottle, veggie, and fruit
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Put down for nap
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Feed bottle
6:00 p.m. Feed rice cereal, veggie, and fruit
7:50 - 8:00 p.m. Feed bottle
8:15 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Bedtime

Eating: 5 feeding periods (4 bottles, 3 solids) in 24 hours.
Number of Naps: 2
Duration of Naps: Anywhere from 1.5-2 hours.  (There are very occasional 2.5-3 hour naps.)
Length of Waketime: Around 2 hours.
Hours of Sleep at Night: 11.5-12.5 hours of sleep.

Worth Noting:
-We introduced fruits this month (bananas, apples, pears). 
-She continues to love all kinds and mixes of veggies.
-After going down to 2 naps, Nova's night sleep is much better.  I was not only noticing some early waking, but also occasional wakings in the night.  Sticking with just 2 naps seems to have solved it.  Her night sleep is also now closer to 12-12.5 hours rather than 11-12.  Not a huge difference, but any added sleep is a plus!
-Adjusting to 2 naps means that our last feeding and bedtime are a little earlier than preferred.  But I know that as she gets older, we'll be able to push it more.
-The number of ounces she takes at each liquid feeding is a guessing game.  There is seriously no pattern - sometimes all she wants is 2 ounces, but other times she'll guzzle an 8 ounce bottle. 

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