Saturday, April 11, 2009

It is most definitely a growth spurt

Rachael is by far my easiest baby! She is very laid back, extremely low maintenance, a wonderful sleeper, tolerable of just about all circumstances and loves to be entertained by her big brothers!

So, when she's cranky, I know there's something up. The last few days she's been quite cranky and eating more than normal, which is typically a sign of a growth spurt. And, just as I thought, today was the sleeping day!

This child slept almost the entire day.

*She slept 13 hours last night, waking at 9:45 this morning.
* Ate and then was up for a little over an hour, went to sleep at 11 and slept until 12
* Ate lunch and then went back to bed at 1:45
* Slept from 1:45 to 5:00
* Ate dinner and went back to bed at 6:30 until 7:30
* Had a bottle and then went to bed for the night at 8:45
For a grand total of 18:15.
The typical sleeping schedule for her is a morning nap of about 45 minutes, a mid-day nap of 3 hours and an evening nap of 45 minutes, plus 11 hours at night. Today, she slept just under 3 hours more than she normally does! I bet by the end of the week she won't fit in any of her clothes!!!

*The above photo was taken last week when she had somehow managed to get her arm completely out of her onesie during her long nap!!

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