For the past several months, Ellie has generally woken up around 7:00 am, napped from around noon until 2:00 and gone to sleep around 7:30 at night. Those times weren’t set in stone, naturally, but we generally could predict when she was tired and would want to sleep. It was a nice feeling. I could plan our days fairly easily and it was good to know she was getting enough sleep.
Everything got thrown off while we were on vacation. After we got home, it took about a week before we were able to fully reset her clock and get her back into a good sleeping routine but as of a couple days ago, we finally felt like we were back to normal.
Then on Wednesday, she napped from 12:30 to 3:00 and then stayed up until 10:15. 10:15! She wasn’t a bit tired at 8:00. She was running around, “bright eyed and bushy tailed”, running races, having a grand old time. Nik and I were exhausted, lying on the couch, doing nothing. Ellie, on the other hand, seemed to be feeling great! She finally went to sleep and slept until 7:00.
Then yesterday, she didn’t take a nap. That’s the first time that’s ever happened. Again, she was super happy all day. She started to fall apart around 5:00 but we managed to keep her sane until around 6:45, when she fell asleep in about three minutes.
Then this morning she woke up at 4:30. 4:30! And now she’s asleep for her nap of the day at 8:30 am.
There’s no predicting what this girl will do. Just another good reminder that God’s in control and not me!
On the positive side, I got the bathroom cleaned by 7:30 this morning!