Thursday, August 23, 2012

Schedules... (please help!)

It seems to me that commenting on blog posts has become a thing of the past.  We're all so used to clicking "like" on facebook, that commenting takes way too much time (hello, I am so guilty of this!)  But... for all you experienced moms out there... I could use some suggestions.

I'm having a really hard time getting Jordan onto any kind of schedule.  And for someone (me!) who loves schedules and routines, it's driving me CRAZY.  Seriously.  He's 5 months (will be 6 in 2 weeks).  He's sleeping through the night, which is fabulous.  But... he never wakes up in the morning at the same time.  Therefore he doesn't have his morning nap at the same time.  He never sleeps for a consistent amount of time.  Usually he sleeps for 40-45 minutes (sometimes in the morning, it's longer). But then afternoon nap isn't at the same time.  And that nap is always 40 minutes.  He wakes up crying, rubbing his eyes and oh so ornery.  But will he go back to sleep?  Oh no...

So my dilemma is basically that he doesn't do anything at the same time, day in and day out.  Spencer was a short napper, too (40 minutes) until about 4-5 months... then he just sort of fell into his own schedule.  He got up at the same time every day.  Went down for naps at the same time every day.  Slept for exactly 1.5 hours every nap.  Oh it was wonderful.  So easy to plan stuff, since he was on such a good routine.

So... am I being unrealistic in hoping that Jordan would do the same?  I'm no so naive to believe that kids are all exactly the same... but I was hoping for some sort of schedule.  Doesn't have to be exactly like Spencer's was... just some sort of regularity.  Maybe he's just going to take his sweet time?

I dunno.  Anyone else had this experience and have some advice to share?  Please :)