that my daughter will change on me the instant I think I have her figured out?

It is currently 2:15 in the afternoon. She is still in her crib sleeping after I put her down around 12:45. It has been a long time since she has taken any nap lasting longer than 35 minutes (45 at the absolute most), and just a day or two ago I had resigned myself to the idea that this is the way it will be now. So I adjusted, worked on establishing proper meal times so that she wouldn't be completely exhausted whenever it was time to feed her, and was all set to carry on with the general schedule of 2 hours awake + a 30 minute nap - repeat.

Then she goes and sleeps for an hour and a half.

Once again my stupid schedule is smashed all to bits. She was supposed to eat at 2:00, but heck if I'm going to wake her up for that! So much for having a plan for the rest of the day. I'll feed her whenever she gets up and we'll go from there.

Why do I even bother with planning?
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  1. Oh my, I know exactly how you feel. I feel like every time I get Avery figured out she throws something new in the mix. She was taking great naps until we had to take away the swaddler. We got that under control and now I think she's teething which disrupts her sleep. If it's not one thing it's another! I've taken the word "schedule" out of my vocabulary and replaced it with the word "routine". I can't for the life of my predict what time Avery will eat, play, sleep, etc. during the day. However, I can be consistent with the order we do things in and the general duration. Taking the pressure off of myself to watch the clock has made us both much happier! We just adjust as needed depending on the day's activities (I refuse to stay housebound!). Good luck to you! You are doing a great job!! It can be so frustrating trying to figure out these babies. Where are our instructions??

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