Many of you have heard me talk off and on about how Eisley is an early riser. She's up for the day, ready to go, well before 7 a.m. every day. I have friends whose babies of the same age as Eisley sleep until 8. I have a friend whose daughter, born on the same day as Eisley, has to be woken up at 9:30 in the morning or else she'll just keep sleeping. I keep saying to myself (and others), "Oh, if Eisley would just let me sleep past 7, I'd be one happy mama."
Don't get me wrong, she's an excellent sleeper. She falls asleep on her own at night without any drama. All we have to do is put her in her bed with "baby", and within minutes she's asleep. She goes to bed by 7:30 p.m. every night, so Billy and I've got the whole evening to ourselves (We've experimented with different bedtimes, but regardless of the bedtime, she always wakes up between 6:30 and 7. Sometimes earlier). I LOVE that she's such a good sleeper, and really has been, since she was about 5 months old. I love that she sleeps for 11+ hours at night without interruption. I love that she takes a 2+ hour nap every afternoon.
But something even more wonderful than ALL those things has happened over the course of the past 7 days. For 7 days in a row now, she's slept until at least 7:30. One day she slept until 8:15 and on another day she slept until 8:45! This morning, when we needed to leave for the babysitter's house at 7:40, I actually had to wake her up to go. Now. I don't want to go so far as to say that this is the new "norm", lest tomorrow morning she be back to her old ways. But I will say how much I've enjoyed this past week of "sleeping in". Seriously, it's amazing how more rested I feel, with just an extra 30 minutes of sleep in the morning.
I love to sleep. It may be psychological, but somehow, if I get to sleep past 7, even if just for a few minutes, I feel like a completely different person in the morning than when I wake up prior to 7.
So thank you, my precious daughter, for granting us at least a week of sleeping in. I've enjoyed every minute of it.
Even if tomorrow, she's back to waking up at 6:30, that'll be okay. I've had a great week!