Okay, so for the longest time, Baby Derek was the worst possible sleeper. When he was a newborn, I’d read these bits about how you should wake your newborn up to eat if he sleeps longer than 3 hours, and I would LAUGH MANICALLY at the thought because seriously, that kid barely slept longer than 1.5 hours and that meant I was sleeping in one hour spurts and I was starting to lose my mind.
And then from 1-3 months he settled into waking up every 4 hours, and that was manageable, but I still had a lot of naps. Because dear God I was still tired and who were these babies that slept through the night at 12 weeks and maybe I should teach baby Derek how to read now so he could read these web sites and learn what the holy heck he was supposed to do.
Around 4 months, he conceded to sleep from 11pm to 5 or 6 am. Sweet Bliss. However, he still wasn’t napping well at all. 4-6 45 minute naps during the day. Barely enough time to shower before he was up again with the screaming and having needs. Adorable, adorable needs.
I guess he figured out reading shortly before his 6 month birthday, because he just randomly decided “Oh yeah, sleep, that’s pretty neat. I’ll have a 1.5 hour nap in the morning and a 1.5 hour nap in the afternoon, and then I’ll sleep from 7:30pm to 6:30am. Is that cool with you guys”
YES, BABY DEREK! IT IS COOL!
Only now, I have to put my money where my mouth is and start tackling my weight again (I told myself I could have a free pass to be mindful of food, but not worry about weight until he was sleeping through the night). I signed up for the YMCA a month and a half ago, and was going about twice a week, but the childminding they have just barely surrounds baby Derek’s morning nap. I will be fat forever before I forfeit all of this lovely, lovely sleep, so I’m going to cancel my membership and figure something else out. I think I’ll probably start by focusing on diet and turn the space between morning nap and lunch from “play with blocks on the floor” time to “go for a nice walk time”.
I’m not really sure how I should track this. Written blogs? Videos? How often should I update on this stuff? Weekly? Monthly? I don’t know, so I guess I’m asking you guys. How often and in how much detail do you guys want to hear about weight loss garbage?