Sunday, January 7, 2007

The thrill of predictability

It is no surprise that Haven's late night alertness has promoted a consistent degree of semi-exhaustion.  More difficult than the hours of being awake is the unpredictability of wake time versus sleep time.  Her waking up any moment has made it difficult to plan our own sleeping pattern.  However, as evident in the tracker, starting at 3 weeks, Haven has offered a predictable sleeping pattern.  She has figured out night is for sleeping and day is for (mostly) being awake.  Her longest sleep starts between 10pm and midnight consistently.  She wakes up between 2:30 and 4am for a feeding, then sleeps again until between 6 and 7.  The consistency is a delight. 

Haven had her first full bottle of milk this morning, and in the last two days has shown off a massive smile early in the morning (not much later in the day).  It looks to be involuntary, but definitely a smile.  Intoxicating.

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