Is she putting on weight OK? Sounds like she is fitting quite a few feeds into her waking times.
Is she alert and playful when she's awake? Is so I would say that you are lucky.
TBH that does sound like a lot of sleep at that age - although she sounds like she has a long wakeful spell in the afternoon. DD could never have stayed awake 4 hours at that age. She was more like 7.30 - 7 (with 2 wakings for feeds), 9.30 - 11, 1.30-2.30, 5-5.30.
I do think that the things seem to get done quicker with the second in general. The only problem you have is when you want to do things and it becomes difficult to accommodate all that sleep.
i havent had her weighed in ages bozza, tbh, but she is fairly chubby and is wearing 3-6 mth clothes.
she is bright and alert, she is very vocal ('talks' all the time)
if i need to go out and do things, she just seems to accept it wakes/sleeps/feeds as it happens
what do you think about the not crying? honestly, i cant remember the last time she cried. (well actually the last time i think was when she was still having night feeds, about 2 wks ago, she was obviously crying for a feed.)
Hi, Isaac is now 21wks old, he doesnt sleep through waking every couple of hours for a feed but goes back down again straight away. He generally has 'bedtime' from 8.00 until 6 (he actually is ready to get up most days at 5.30 but im not so I let him play in his cot) He goes back down for naps about 8.30-10.30, 1-2, 4-6, then bath, massage story and bed. Sometimes he has 5 or 6 naps in the day if they have been short. I read somewhere that a rough guide for this age is 15 hours sleep with 10 at night and around 2 hours between naps.
They are all so different!
isnt it great when you can leave them in the cot for a wee while after they wake til you get the energy to move. its like they are content to just lie and wait for you, not scream as soon as they open their eyes.
do you put your baby boy down awake?
i think one biggee for us is having our evenings together (me and dh), so im always glad when bedtime is at 8