Monday, July 12, 2010

Checking up on Daddy and Mommy before bed

In some shape or form my child needs on average 12-13 hours of sleep. This isn't just the norm you find in books but her actual needs. She will find a way to obtain this but not always at the times we'd like.
Her latest thing which has now become a major trend is a a late afternoon 2-3 hour nap which is causing this Mommy to be extra extra tired.
Right now her body wants a downtime session (30 mins) in the late morning, a 2-3 hour nap in the late afternoon and 10 hours of sleep at night.
I think the change has to do with the fact that DH returns home late at night and she now wants to spend time with him before she goes to bed.
She is sleepy and you can tell but she'll repeatedly say, "Daddy? Check, Daddy. Be right back. Don't move."
I suppose I can understand. She wants to be connected with her support system before she goes to bed. It's very hard to keep up with this though.