Lucas has a pretty regimented eat, play, sleep day and it works so well for him! He is happy, eating great, and putting himself to sleep on his own. He will occasionally take a really long nap, but for the most part keeps his naps at 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Here's what Lucas's typical day looks like...
4 Months ~ Baby #2
Breastfeeding 6 times per day
Napping 4 times per day
Sleeping in his crib overnight 12 hours (no feedings)
7:30 Wake and Breastfeed
10:00 Wake and Breastfeed
12:30 Wake and Breastfeed
3:00 Wake and Breastfeed
5:30 Wake and Breastfeed
7:00 Breastfeed and Bed
I am actually waking Lucas up most mornings at 7:30. I let him sleep until he woke up naturally at 8:10-8:20 a few days...but I start work at 8:00 so that just didn't work for me at all! He has to get up and breastfeed before I start my workday. I open his door, turn off his white noise, and try to ease him into it.
Henry was still breastfeeding 8-9 times per day at this age. Lucas is only eating 6 times per day. He is still pretty chubby and the doctor said he looks great! I never really worry about how much he eats per feeding. He's been taking around 4 ounces if he bottle feeds, but I suspect he takes more at the breast.
I'm feeling pretty rested and happy these days too!