Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Early to bed and early to rise, makes this woman end up with red in her eyes

The Little Madam has been waking most mornings between 4am and 5am. I'm not sure why she's doing this; I thought it was because she'd been sleeping through, but some nights she would wake up two or three times for a cuddle, and still be ready to start the day well before dawn.

It might be because we're heading into summer, and the days are getting longer - but she still happily goes to bed at 6pm and anyway, if it's still dark when she wakes up I can't see how an earlier sunrise is going to affect her.

Or it could be that, now that I've stopped feeding her at night, she gets hungry a lot earlier in the morning. Also, I haven't been giving her midday breastfeeds since the weekend, so maybe TLM is simply still adjusting to the idea of getting some of her calories via the sippy cup.

This is why I'm looking forward to the start of Daylight Saving. In about three weeks time, her bedtime will magically become 7pm, and she will equally magically wake up around 6am. That sounds almost normal.


ElizaF said...

Shhhh..... they have ears you know!! Don't talk about nights out, time off, sleeping through the night or other such normal things or they will get wind that "something's up" and refuse to settle down into bed. Shhhhh...... you have been warned. :) E.

Violet said...

Oh, I totally believe you!

Angela said...

The last time the time switch happened my son seemed to change his sleeping habbits by himself. I think he adjusted faster than I did.

Juliabohemian said...

whoever invented daylight savings time must NOT have had children. They don't care what time the clock says. They wake up when they feel like it, even if it is still dark outside.

Violet said...

Last autumn, when Daylight Saving ended, I had to put TLM to bed at 5pm (winter-time)! It meant the boy couldn't get home in time to do her bath and bed routine and some days didn't get to see her at all.