It's been an interesting week! Tye is sleeping more than she has since she was a newborn. I believe she's growing, as she's also had days when she seemed to want to nurse nonstop. But I can't help wondering if we've just finally adopted a schedule that is allowing her to sleep better, and therefore, sleep more. I keep thinking of a comment another mom made that "The more children sleep... the more they sleep!" Her point was that if you put your kids to bed an hour late hoping they'll sleep in an hour later, they often wake earlier; but if you put them to bed earlier, they actually sleep in later.
I figured out recently that when Tye wakes at 7:30-8 for her feeding, if I nurse her back to sleep, she'll sleep another hour or two, putting her waking time at 9 or 10 am. Even when she sleeps in, she still takes her morning nap about two hours after she wakes. Now that we've established a well-rested morning, Tye is also taking longer afternoon naps and falling asleep earlier- about 8:30 or 9 pm. It's been really amazing how much Tye is sleeping. She's either growing full-speed or she was sleep deprived for a while there. I just keep thinking of that mom's advice. "The more children sleep... the more they sleep." It's working for us!