We’ve looked at Trixie’s sleep cycles a lot since we started collecting data at about 4 months, and things are definitely better now than they were back then. Basically, her overnight sleep patterns are pretty stable, and we’ve been successful at shifting her bedtime to an earlier hour (on most days.)
Her daytime nap schedule is still surprisingly irregular. On the positive side, her many daily catnaps have slowly consolidated into only two naps a day. But unfortunately, despite our best efforts, those daytime naps can vary wildly from day to day depending on her mood. It’s something we’re still working on.
For me, displaying 8 months worth of sleep data is an interesting challenge. The information is always available to anyone in the Sleep Log, but the full chart takes up almost a dozen screens on my browser. It’s good for looking at small ranges of time — not the big picture. Fortunately we can compress the data in such a way that makes it easier to look at patterns. Here are a couple of charts that cover the last eight months: