Silja's Sleep Diary: fourteen weeks old
Written by Taru, Silja's mom
Fourteen weeks old now and Silja
becomes quite dependent on taking regular naps: she's happy when she
can have them, not happy otherwise. The little lady also goes baby
Regular naps for a happy baby
I have to finish this fourteen weeks old diary entry
quickly (not easy: I only
have one hand to
type with, the other one is holding Silja as she feeds): Silja is
really not happy today.
The reason is that she hasn't had a proper morning nap today, she is
really cranky and just wants to feed. It seems to me she's becoming
increasingly dependent on regular nap times, and there's hell to pay if
she doesn't get a good one ...
Yesterday morning was good, she was up at
around 6am, slept a bit around 9am, and had a good long nap from
until 1pm. In the afternoon she normally naps a bit around 3pm when I
pick up my big kids from school.
But, yesterday they had after-school
clubs and I picked up an hour later. I didn't think she would have
noticed, but the difference was apparently enough to upset her and she
didn't sleep a wink. The rest of the afternoon didn't go particularly
well for anyone.
The best days have been those when we've been able to walk to school
and she gets a good couple of hours undisturbed sleep in her pram both
in the mornings and afternoons.
Unfortunately those days have been very
rare, because of the weather, hectic mornings and all sorts of
after-school clubs and play dates.
Weekends have been wonderful,
because if the rest of the family is not up early, Silja will also go
back to sleep for a couple more hours after her 6am breakfast.
weekdays there's so much going on from 6.30am latest that she'll want
to join the fun.
Relaxed baby swimming
Another great day was the one I took her swimming for the first time.
She looked a bit suspicious at first but ended up enjoying it, and it
knocked her out for hours afterwards.
We used to go to a special baby
swimming class with my son and found it extremely stressful, with all
the other stressed-out parents and screaming babies in the crowded
changing rooms. Now I just took Silja to the lovely, warm kids pool at
my gym one morning, and we had the place to ourselves. Maybe not as
educational but immensely more enjoyable.
I think that's it for the fourteen weeks old report: Silja is suddenly
looking very inwardly focused.
change in about 20 seconds ...