I’m writing so if anyone is still reading they don’t think I died. Things are pretty stale around here. Mostly I’m trying to eat well, take care of Nila and the house, read more, and maybe find a job. Nila has been crazy lately, so we’re trying what we can to help her learn to sleep better. Here’s what we’ve done (this is only day/night two).
Results night one: Nila slept in her crib the entire night (YAY!). She went to bed at 7PM, cried for an hour, but then put herself to sleep. She woke up at midnight (usually she wakes up at 9PM, and 11PM), ate for 10 minutes and I put her back in her crib with the toy on. She cried for 20 minutes then fell asleep for 20 minutes, then woke up and cried for another 20. Each of these times she put herself back to sleep. She woke up again at 4:10AM, but put herself back to sleep 10 minutes later. Then she woke up for good at 6:10AM (she has been waking up at 4:30AM!). We went downstairs and typically, she would be up for a half hour and then go back to sleep until 8AM when she then eats breakfast. Today, I didn’t let her go back to sleep! and kept her up until 9:45AM – at which point I put her in her crib and she went right to sleep for an hour. She took an afternoon nap at 1PM, and went right to sleep then (from awake to sleep! it was amazing). I suspect she’s tired because we’ve screwed up her schedule so much today, but maybe that’s what she needed! So tonight, she went to bed at 6:40PM, and she woke up just now (7:30PM), but is asleep again by herself already. Good for her learning to put herself to sleep!
Besides that very exciting recount of Nila’s sleep schedule, which I know is gripping, Thursday I’m meeting with my enrollment counselor at Franklin Univ., where I’ll be attending school to get a degree in Marketing. All of my classes are online – and I’m only taking 8 credit hours to start. My financial aid package is completed already, too. Yeah for that!
About keeping house – does anyone else have a schedule of housekeeping tasks they perform each day? Here is mine. Most days, I only do 60% of this – but I’m getting better. It’s important to me to have an organized and clean house, but it feels a little crazy right now, which is why I created this goal sheet!
I’m slowly starting to find time to read again, too. I didn’t tell you this, but I read a pretty good book a few weeks ago (of course, now I can’t remember the name). I used to read like a fiend, but that has all but stopped since I’ve had Nila. Bob read a book called, “Gilead” which he swears is great, so I’m slowly reading it now. I’ll let you know when I have a verdict though so far, it is pretty good!