Can’t believe that Nat is going to be one soon! This time last year, I was in physical agony, 18kg heavier and my hips felt like they were in two parts. Then I realized something last night – he’s still co-sleeping in his crib! These few months, I’ve sort of lost track of the original plan to shift him into his own room by 10 months. Then the moment I returned to work, I think I’ll miss him if he was in a separate room.
With regard to his sleep, Nat usually does a 845pm to 7am stretch with the occasional cry at 4/5am. If we are too groggy, HJ will just carry him to our bed. Previously, I could soothe him back to sleep in his crib but once I returned to work and started sleeping later, I am a total zombie at 4/5am.
For 11 months, babies should get around 2-3 hours of day sleep followed by 11 hours of night sleep as per this website. Nat is somehow still sleeping a lot in the day like 3.5 hours avg over two naps. So some days when he wakes up close to 6pm, he only sleeps at 9pm. So it’s a chicken and egg problem as the later he sleeps at night, he’s tired in the day and naps more. However, these 9pm nights are usually an exception so as long as he’s in bed and almost on the verge of sleeping before 9pm, I’m cool.
Interestingly, Nat’s last feed also dropped on its own. I still remember those days we gave him a full 160-180ml feed at 1030pm so it could last him until the next morning. It dropped to 120ml, 90ml, 60ml and most recently 30ml. Most nights he doesn’t want to drink any top-up milk so his dinner and post-dinner milk of 60ml seems enough to last until the next morning. Interesting how babies naturally ‘drop’ the last feed themselves.
In terms of his eating habits, Nat still has a monstrous appetite.
7am: 100ml milk feed
8am: oatmeal and fruit breakfast
930am: 60ml pre-nap milk feed
1130am: 60ml Post-nap milk feed
12pm: lunch (porridge/noodle/pasta/pie)
1230pm: fruit dessert (tiny amt)
230pm: 60ml pre-nap feed
5pm: 50ml post-nap feed
530pm: fruit & cereal tea time
615pm: dinner (porridge/noodles)
645pm: fruit dessert (tiny amt)
830pm: 60ml pre-sleep feed
Yup… a monstrous appetite… but we won’t have it any other way.
Can’t wait for him to cross the 1 year mark which also opens up the food possibilities.