We hit six months, and we finally arrived at some predictability. I find it incredible that we lived the last six months with as much uncertainty as we did. We were not really to know when Luke would eat, sleep, play, or poop. The only thing we could count on is that each would happen at some point each day, but when was a mystery. Until now.
Perhaps this is fleeting, like other phases, but from what I have read about baby development, we can expect some level of routine to continue to develop from this point on.
Generally, Luke wakes up at about 7 AM. He eats, then plays until about 9 AM. He naps for about an hour sometime between 9 and 11 AM. Then more eating and playing. He usually has another nap around noon or 1 PM. If his morning nap was short, this nap is usually longer (or vice versa). More eating and playing and usually a third hour-long nap between 2 and 4 PM. Bedtime is 7:30 every night.
I usually notice Luke gets fussy while playing, and recently, he began to lift his arms to be picked up when he needs a nap. I take him upstairs, rock or bounce him, and usually, he falls asleep in five or ten minutes. We are really liking this new and improved sleep schedule. Most times, Luke wakes up happy. Happy baby = happy mommy!