Evening Routine with Laurel (3 months)
Fed Laurel at 5:45ish.
She fell asleep around 6:45ish.
Woke up around 7:15ish.
Got fussy and fed around 8:15ish.
Changed messy diaper and put to bed around 8:45.
During most of the day, I feed Laurel when she’s hungry (usually around three hours, give or take 30 minutes). At the end of the day (between 6 and 9), I try to keep her awake a little longer than usual (or wake her up after a few minutes if she falls asleep) and feed her when she’s ready for sleep. I pay more attention to sleep cues than hunger cues. Sleepy cues: if I cuddle her, she’ll start drifting to sleep. She’s also less interested in stimulation: the kids trying to get her to smile and play with her are irritating to her. She cries if I try to give her toys to hold, or help her stand. Hunger cues: if I cuddle her, she wiggles and cries. Crying around 3 hours after feeding.