I am laughing and shaking my head as I type this. Why in this world did Travis and I think that 9pm was a suitable bedtime for our baby girl? Just thinking about it makes me question my sanity. I mean I think I had a 9pm bedtime when I was in middle school. Ever since we have gotten Morgan Kate on a schedule we have been putting her in the bed around 9pm. For quite some time it has worked. However, lately she has just been so cranky in the afternoon and early evenings. After talking with other moms and my own mom we decided to try and put her down earlier. Tah dah! Amazing. We have been putting her down the minute the clock strikes 8:00 and sometimes even earlier. She has been going to sleep and sleeping until 9 or so the next morning. Now, don't get all excited. She's not sleeping through the night. I still feed her at 1am and Travis feeds her at 5am, but it feels like she is sleeping through the night because we share responsibilities. The past few days she has been a whole new baby. She is even napping better during the day. Poor baby! She's been completely exhausted and wanting to go to bed. What child can say that they wanted to go to bed and there parents kept them up?
I just have to remind myself - this is a learning process. Everyday I learn something new because of this precious little girl.