Throughout Rhayn's infancy there was never a sleeping schedule. She didn't seem to need one. I think its only be in the past year that we have gotten her into a go to bed at certain time and up about the same time everyday. Her schedule is not really set in stone either.
Bug, she was born with a sleeping schedule. She gets grumpy when it gets messed up. Hopefully it remains this way, with her fitting into a sleep schedule.
I know that in the morning, I will wake up, pick Bug up and change her diaper. Then we will talk and play for a few hours. She will take a nap around 10 am, and if I am lucky sleep for an hour or more. She wakes up and plays until mid-afternoon (sometime around 1-3) and then its back to sleep. Bedtime is usually around 9:30. Its awesome. These are not exact times, she sometimes stays up until 10, and other days takes her naps later. She also has a few cat naps during the day, while I hold her.
I need a schedule, a time I go to bed and a time that I wake up. I feel more alert when I get a regular amount of sleep. I love starting my day early and feel more ready for the day and even get more done when I get up at 7 versus 8. Its strange. I know that I am that type of person, even though I never was before. I am so not the squiggly line I once was. My true color personality has changed immensely since having children. I can't remember what I am, but I know its changed, because my mom has given me that test a few times, once before kids and once after Rhayn.
I think that lately I have been totally obsessing with myself, who I am, and what I want out of life. I haven't drawn up the "me" chart yet. The one where you draw a circle and write "ME" in the middle then write all of the things in your life that are important and things you want to accomplish all around "ME" and then draw lines to the most important ones, and try to figure out which are the most appropriate goals for today. Never drawn one? Hm? I have for as long as I can remember. They fill my journal from high school, nearly every big decision in my life was made using one. It is my thoughts, a brain storm. I think I learned it when I was in the gifted program during 2nd through 8th grade.
So what am I trying to say here? I don't know and that scheduled nap is over, so I must get back to being a mom. I love that, I love being the mom to these sweet children.