Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We don't live in Arizona

Daylight savings time is upon us.

I heard that this could be a challenge for quite a few of the wee ones. In the spring, our Girl was too little to give a hoot about the whole thing. This time, I thought we might have an issue. I actually considered it about a month ago, and thought I could gradually ease her into the new time. Then, I promptly moved on to other more important things and forgot all about it.

Saturday evening rolled around and I crossed my fingers, hoping for the best. She went down at about her normal time, maybe 15-30 minutes later. She woke up at 5:02am, so really the new shiny time of 4:02am. I gave her a bottle of 3 ounces and put her back in bed. She slept about 2 more hours, so about an hour past her normal. She napped fine that first day at her "normal" times, despite being an hour off.

I had grand plans of using the time change to coerce her into a later bedtime, but that really didn't work. We tried keeping her up about 30 minutes later, and she tolerated it decently, but still got up at the same time in the morning, so was really just missing out on sleep. Punt.

And, two nights later, all is on track. She even slept until 7:15 this morning for no apparent reason.


1 comment:

Caroline said...

Lucky! Our girlie hasn't gotten the same memo that your girlie has =(...up at 5:30 this morning but "encouraged" to stay in bed until at least 6:00. We'll keep pushing it.