While I do tend to wake up bleary-eyed it's mostly my own fault because I stay up too late and my children wake up horrifically early. But the good news is that Isla is sleeping through the night, more or less. She wakes up occasionally but she's slept many nights from 8-ish pm to 6-ish am. Hallelujah! And she's been napping well too. Now that is a child of mine. 16 hours of sleep per day? Yes, please! John was a good sleeper as well, but he didn't sleep through the night until around 8 months old. I'm so thankful that they've both been good sleepers. In a perfect world they wouldn't want to wake up at the crack of dawn. But the world is far from perfect and if my biggest problem is that my children like to be up early, well, that's not even a real problem. Plus, I know that soon they'll be teenagers and then we're all going to sleep until noon.
This morning Isla woke up somewhere in the 6 o'clock hour delivering a passionate soliloquy in her bassinet. I assured her that there is nothing that really needs discussing (or soliloquizing) at 6 am and that she should not hesitate to sleep in. All of her obligations, I assured her, can easily be met later in the day. We'll see if she takes my advice. Despite my distaste for the hours before 9 am, I do enjoy my early morning Isla time. She usually eats around 6 am and then sometimes she falls back to sleep and we snuggle until John wakes up. Here are some picture of her, they aren't recent but they're oh-so-cute (if I do say so myself):