Wednesday, June 8, 2011


We are very lucky.  Natali is a very good sleeper.  As Darren mentioned in his last post, Natali usually goes to sleep around 8pm and wakes up in the morning around 6:30 or 7am.  She is still on 2 naps a day too.  She will typically take a late morning nap around 10:30 or 11am, and a late afternoon nap, around 4 or 5pm.  There is a big difference though between what happens when I'm home by myself and when Darren is home with Natali.  If Darren is gone during the week I get Natali up at 6:15am and feed her a bottle and get her dressed then she goes right to daycare.  If I am home with her on the weekend she wakes up by herself, usually around 6:30 or 7am and we get up and start our day.  If Darren is home with Natali during the week she will wake up at her normal time and gets a bottle, but Darren does not get out of bed.  They both go back to sleep after the bottle for another hour or so.  This doesn't really bother me, but I am starting to wonder if the inconsistency is affecting Natali in some way.  Darren switched his schedule around this month so he is home weekends instead of weekdays.  I switched my schedule a bit too, so I work 1 weekend day and we are still able to do just 3 days of daycare.  Those 3 days are all consecutive now though.  Previously it had always been maybe just 2 days in a row and then another day at the end of the week.  Darren is only home with her 1 day during the week, so she isn't getting that extra sleep she had been getting previously on some days.  This is the first week we have done this, so we'll see how it goes.  Her daycare teacher mentioned how fussy she was today, and she thought she was extra tired but wouldn't sleep.  That fussiness carried over when we got home.  I put her down for a nap, so hopefully she is better when she wakes up.  Tomorrow is her third day in a row of daycare this week, so I have a feeling she will be fussy tomorrow too.  I am home with her on Friday and Darren is home Saturday and Sunday, then I am home with her again on Monday.  She will catch up on her sleep those days I hope.  We'll see how it goes.  Hopefully it is just a random fussiness today and it doesn't continue.  We may have to revisit those sleep habits if it does continue though.  I'm not sure how we could adjust things, maybe an earlier bedtime when I am home alone with her?

In other news I think it is time to get rid of a couple of baby items.  Our living room is getting way too cluttered (much like the rest of our house).  I am not sold on the only 1 kid thing, but Darren still maintains that Natali will be an only child.  With that in mind I would really like to get rid of things and not store them anywhere.  We have a baby swing and a bouncer seat we need to get rid of and also a plastic infant bathtub and a lot of old clothes.  We have a bassinet too, but the base for the bassinet was converted into a toy box that I will not be getting rid of.  I guess we will keep the bassinet until we are ready to do away with the toy box too.  I would love to have a garage sale because I know I could find a lot more things around this house I would like to sell.  Darren would have a fit though.  I could put it all on Craigslist, but it would take several different listings and I think it would all go really quickly with a garage sale.  I will think about it a bit more.  If anyone around the Dallas area is in need of a baby swing, bouncer seat, infant bathtub, or infant girl clothes from newborn through 6 months, please let me know. :-)

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