Sunday, September 25, 2011

My baby amuses me

Or..."No one believes how hard Ellie fights sleep".

Seriously, people don't believe us when we say she doesn't nap.  They think she probably naps but a little less than other babies, or a little less regularly.  But it's true:

Ellie. Almost. Never. Naps.

There was one day when we thought she'd had a great napping day. She napped for about 90 minutes and we were thrilled.  Of course, she did those total of 90 minutes in 5 separate sessions, none of which were longer than 25 minutes.  Generally, she'll sleep for a total of 30 minutes a day.

Did I mention she still doesn't sleep through the night?  'Cause she doesn't.

To be honest, it really doesn't bother me that she doesn't sleep through the night.  She'll sleep in her pack n play in our bedroom for a few hours, then I'll get up and go into her room with her.  We'll nurse and co-sleep the rest of the night.  It doesn't feel burdensome and I know that it's limited in time, so I'm enjoying the extra cuddling time. 

But this video?  That's what she does.  And just so you know, she never did fully fall asleep in there.  When I took her out, she acted as though she'd never been tired at all.  She stayed up until 7:00, then slept for 10 minutes, then woke back up.

Her total napping time today (in 2 sessions) between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.?  Less than 30 minutes.

Watch and be amazed ;-)