My daughter has been sleeping from 9am-11am and again from 1:30-3:30pm. It is lovely… I get so much time to myself. She used to be such a bad napper, only sleeping for 25 min at a time.
I would just like to compare sleep habits to Moms of other 1 year olds. How long goes your baby sleep during the day and at night as well? Are they still waking through the night or do they sleep through?
Avary is almost 13 months old and goes to sleep in her crib at 9 PM. She’s gotten pretty wonderful about going right to sleep. She knows whe I lay her down it’s sleepy time. I watch her on the monitor and sometimes she will lay there, quietly talking to herself or petting her "Leo" (AKA: Lamby) until she drifts off to sleep. It’s great because now if she cries or wakes up fussy I know there is something wrong because it is not the norm. She’s been teething lately (eye teeth and molars) so when she wakes up at 11:00 or midnight crying, I know why – which is a big comfort. There is nothing worse than your baby crying in the middle of the night and not knowing what’s wrong. I’m sure you agree.
Anyway, a little off the subject there. When I go to bed, usually between midnight and 3 AM, I bring her a bottle of warm milk or formula or mixture (sometimes if I feel she didn’t eat well during the day and needs the extra nutrients I’ll give her a formula bottle instead of plain whole milk to make up for it). I transfer her to my bed since we have always coslept and I give her her bottle, she drifts back off to sleep in my arms – it’s wonderful. She will usually sleep until about 8 AM.
Her first nap is at around 11:00 or noon then she usually takes a second around 5 PM. How long she sleeps at both naps varies pretty widely. Sometimes she will sleep for 45 minutes while other times she will sleep for 3 hours! Usually she takes the longer naps when she is going through a growth spurt. It usually coincides with when she is eating like a horse, LOL!
I know I gave you lots of extra info but your answer is in there too, LOL!