So there are a few quotes that have made me feel a bit better about the whole sleep thing. But yes, Blaine still stinks majorly at naps.
Leah made the comment to the idea of "do whatever it takes" which got me really thinking. So last week I literally did that. I have found ONE METHOD that never fails me. Take Blaine to the towpath (bike / run trail) and put him in the blue snuggli carrier. Walk him for a mile and he will fall asleep. CAREFULLY place him in stroller and run / walk up to 6 total miles before he wakes up! WOA! We did a TON of stroller naps last week.
Now that worked ONLY because it was sunny and nice out. This week is calling for cold and rain. Not sure what I will do then. ;)
Secondly, I have this an article in American Baby Magazine, October 2010, complete with tips and a chart. It says 3 month olds need 15 hours of sleep per day and average 2-4 naps; 30 min to 2 hours each. Then here is the quote I love: "Some snooze longer at night; others more during the day". Yep I'd say I have a night sleeping baby and not day one. LOL. Last night he slept 3 hrs + 5 hrs + 5 hrs = 13 total hours. And today he took three 30 minute naps and one 10 minute nap. I guess what frustrates me is that he won't nap for long stretches, won't nap in his bed, and won't go to sleep without a total total struggle.
I'm soooo lucky he goes to bed between 7 pm - 8 pm without any fuss what-so-ever and although he does still awaken 3 or so times at night, he always goes right back to sleep with no problems. I read horror stories about kids struggling for hours at bedtime and waking up to play in the middle of the night!
So I'll count my blessings! And keep on trucking through the issues!