I started recording about a week ago and let me tell you, that has been the best exercise. It is a very simple table with very quick responses so you cannot get too caught up in all the details but just give a quick one word response. They ask things like
- Describe any problems with your child's night sleep (and give you one square inch to do this)
- Bed time
- Estimate the time she fell asleep
- What is the clock time she got up for the day
- Total hours of sleep
- How did she feel when she woke up (one word only)
- How much nap
- Where did they fall asleep (bed, sofa etc.)
- caffeine products?
And that's it. After recording for 7 days I can see the average amount of time M sleeps at night (about 10 hours) how naps affect her (cannot sleep more than 2 hours). And that benadryl really doesn't do much.
I know that those of you with one baby are thinking that I should have known this already, but seriously, I have twins and half the time I cannot remember which child pooped that day. I get them mixed up, okay?
We'll see what the doctor says. I can honestly say that this past week has had her best and worst nights in it. On some occasions she has fallen asleep easily but then been up for 3 hours in the middle of the night (or two on two occasions) and then one night she was up every hour to hour and a half*. However, on Tuesday my little angel slept all night long for the first time in her very short life! 8 pm - 7 am, in her crib, without waking, without coming to my bed, without a peep. ahhh.