Claire remains in a somewhat antagonistic relationship with sleep these days. Whether it's all the other stuff she's learning and doing or she just plain doesn't need as much sleep anymore, sleep is far less popular than it used to be.
Take today, for example:
Up around 7, happily played in her crib for about a half an hour until I got her out of the crib.
Morning was normal, lunch and then I started winding her down for an afternoon nap around 1:30. By 2:00, I had her in the crib, and it was about 2:45, that she finally conked out. She was in there babbling away, singing songs and talking to the stuffed animals all that time.
She woke up right after 4:00.
Afternoon, dinner, bath, quiet play with us, books read, and then the bedtime ritual with Daddy. He left her room a little after 8:00. It's now 8:45 and I think she's finally dozing off now. She's been chattering, singing, and doing a little crying. But now it's getting quieter and calmer. Maybe, I keep listening, since we live in an NYC apartment, there's no choice.
I don't know what to do. Am I doing something wrong? We let her sleep with a few stuffed animals, but no blankets. Although I will let her sleep with a small blankie during the day, instead of one of the stuffies, she doesn't get the blanket at night.
What's going on?
It's stressing me out to listen to her, and I can't explain it.