Rise n’ shine

Damn, missed posting yesterday, but we’ll try to get you 2 today to make up for it.

Curly is a kid that loves to sleep, as we’ve mentioned many a time.  He typically goes to bed around 7 pm and sleeps through until 6:30 or 7 the next morning.  With the approach of the end of Daylight Savings Time in the US, we wanted to try and avoid this becoming the need to get to bed at 6pm and waking up at 6am.  So about 2 weeks ago we started pushing Curly’s bedtime later and later.  Most of this week he was going down between 7:30 and 8 and waking between 7 and 7:30am. We adjusted our commute/ daycare drop off to 15-30 minutes later.

Unfortunately, he’s a “poop first thing” guy.  6 out of 7 mornings there’s a poop in his overnight diaper.  So when he starts making noise, we HAVE to get him.  Nothing we do seems to change the morning poop.  We’ve tried shifting the types of food he gets at certain times of day.  Giving him his iron drops as late as possible in the day to try and constipate him (he still poops at least a couple times during the day).  But nothing has changed.  We’re resigned to it now.

Last night was the big test.  We put Curly to bed at 7:30 and this morning he started making noise when the unadjusted clock read 7:30.  Which is now 6:30 am.  And sure enough, he had a huge poop. It’s going to be very challenging adjusting his nap and bedtime tonight.  The plan is to put him down at 7 and see if he can sleep til 7am tomorrow.  We wish you all luck with the change, too!

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4 responses to “Rise n’ shine

  1. wishinghopingpraying

    We always have a bit of trouble with the time change too. It takes a little bit for the girls to get into the groove and sleep in until their normal time. Fortunately, we can hand over some milk and a little something to tide them over and they will amuse themselves with toys for a little bit while we try and wake up. It’s a a gentler way to start the earlier days. Good Luck!

  2. We had a rough start this morning also. Good thinking about adjusting his schedule ahead of time. Ugh, a poopy diaper is not a fun way to wake up almost every morning.

  3. We pushed our boys’ bedtime by an hour last night. Or tried to – Erik didn’t quite make it and fell asleep and had to be carried to bed. But they both slept in this morning longer than they’ve ever slept in before! It was 8:30 a.m., new time, which means it was 9:30 by the old time. We couldn’t believe it and were soo happy.

    But, it was too good to be true because tonight Erik almost fell asleep in his dinner. He’s been a bit off all weekend and had a fever yesterday, so I don’t know if it was the time change or getting sick or both, but we had no choice but to put him to bed early tonight – just before 6 pm! I even tried to be really upbeat and loud and funny while reading books and he still fell asleep halfway through a second book. I think we’re gonna be in for a very early morning. Gah.

  4. We’re in the same boat as you. Poopy diaper every morning….90% of the time. Owen was up at 5 yesterday, and at 4:45 this morning.

    Here’s hoping that things even out all of us soon!

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