I thought this Wubbanub thing would be genius since she's been able to start grasping blankets and such. But as soon as I gave it to her, she was all like, "There's a ridiculous stuffed dog attached to my most favorite pacifier and it's completely throwing off the balance." She's only tolerating it because I kept adjusting it while she napped on my bed.
We are lucky that Rykert's able to take paternity leave for the next month or so. This helps me so much because (a) I don't have to be at home solo over night and then wake up for work during my first weeks back and (b) I don't have to get out the door early with Scout and drop her at day care for a few weeks. But speaking of day care, Rykert had to go to work for one afternoon last week for some training, and Scout spent her first afternoon at day care. I left work early to pick her up. Amid the chaos of a crying newborn, a screaming 5 month old, and 2 near toddlers, Scout was sound asleep in a swing (of course).
After a week back, the work is just as I left it and we're settling into a bit of a routine. Scout goes to bed most nights between 8 and 8:30 (occasionally earlier or later), and sleeps until anytime between 5 and 6. I get up with her and feed and change her, and then, if time allows, I bring her back to bed with me (don't judge me) and she goes back to sleep. When I get up for work (6:30ish), I put her back in her room (someone sleeps far too deeply to have her lay in our bed without me) and get ready. She usually sleeps another couple of hours. Despite the early hour, I love this part of the day. Of course, this routine is subject to change at any point and without warning, because when it comes to sleep, Scout remains the boss around here. And come August when we are both back at work, things will have to change. But when I come home at night, if there has been any napping during the day, I'm greeted by all smiles and babbles..