For the most part it is working, or was. She would wake up around 9:30, we'd have breakfast, read, color, play, eat a snack (or a light lunch), and take a nap around 1 or 1:30 for about two hours. Then we'd do another snack, play, get dinner ready (and do dishes), eat, bath, and wind down for bed- which was around 10-10:30. Still late, but a lot earlier than her usual 12-1.
I don't know what has happened (I will speculate), but Alice wants nothing to do with that schedule. Nap time has been more like 2 or 2:30 for two or three hours. Bedtime...what is that? She has been staying up until 12, 1, and sometimes later.
Today, I had PT, so we got up early (8:30) and she slept on the way to my moms, on the way home from my moms, and because we got home about 3 I just decided to keep her up. Want to know what happened?
She took a nap anyway. And at 5:30! Ugh! I've woken her up, but she just goes back to sleep. So I'm about to start dinner, and feed her and do a bath, but I know she won't go to sleep until midnight or later.
I think she is waiting for Dada to get home. And then she gets all wound up when he gets here. "Dada this and Dada that" which is wonderful, but not when I'm trying to get her to wind down!
At this point, I'm considering sleeping pills. For both of us *wink*. Seriously, I wish I could give her something to help her sleep, but I wouldn't do that.
So I guess I have about five weeks to get her into a better routine. Any ideas? Because I need her on one. Then I can tackle the baby, and work on getting one of their nap-times and bedtime down. You know, so I can have that much desired "me" time!