I've spent a lot of time discussing the turtle's evening routine - or lack thereof. Yes, for the last few weeks we have experienced the good and the bad. And last night was our first taste of the ugly. My little guy easily fell asleep at 8:30 but woke up around 10:45 with no intention of falling back asleep. And boy was he angry. We tried everything, walking, nursing, bouncing to no avail. Finally at about midnight I put him in his carrier and did laps around the apartment. This finally settled him down...only to have a repeat performance about three hours later.
Fortunately, every aspect of his sleep schedule is not so challenging. In fact, I would say the turtle is my little nap champ.
Saturday was our day. We kicked daddy out of the house for a few hours (mostly because we thought daddy needed the break - not because we didn't want him around). And I spent the day just following the turtle's cues. And it was perfect. He took an hour long nap at 9:00am. Slept for two-plus hours at 1:00. And took a final 30-45 minute cat-nap at 4:00.
So sleep isn't the enemy. But I would love to know what is. Is he teething? Is he not getting enough to eat before bed? Is he too young to have night terrors? Needless to say, we've got some things to figure out.