I am losing the battle...in a bad, bad way. My body is starting to revolt, and I am seriously afraid that my immune system will soon be starting a picket line. Jenna is a great sleeper. She will sleep 6-10 hours at a pop with one or two brief waking periods to eat, but she is on Daddy's schedule and doesn't want to go to bed until between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. every night. She's not fussy when she's awake...she's just awake and wants to hang out. This would not be problematic except that 2-4 nights out of the week my husband works until between midnight and 3 a.m., which leaves me on my own to hang out with Jenna. Not a problem except that I need to get up for work at 6 a.m. and I generally work 10 hour days Monday through Thursday and 7 hours on Fridays.
I discovered a few years ago (accidentally) that I am generally a 9-10 hour sleeper. I certainly don't expect to get nearly that much sleep now!!! But I do need more than 3 hours a night. We have tried everything to realign her sleep patterns, and we are slowly working backwards. We are now getting her down between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. some nights.
So...I must ask those of you with experience...any suggestions for getting her down and keeping her down earlier than she has become accustomed?