I know this may belong in the sleep issues forum, but I thought the replies mught be different for working mamas. What time does your lo go to sleep? I get home from work about 6 PM (luckily, dh picks up ds at 4:15 so they have some time together before I get home) and, for the first 18 months or so, bedtime was reliably 8 o clock. Lately, ds (at 21 mos) is not interested in bedtime or bathtime or downtime and, quite frankly, neither am I. By the time I get home, cook and feed dinner (as close to 6 as possible) and play and give breathing treatments (for asthma), who wants to go to bed? He's been fighting sleep until between 830 and 9. then he wakes up (as always) about an hour after he is put down and wants to snuggle. I usually cave in and co-sleep with him then.
We reliably wake up (even on weekends) around 6 and he naps from 12-2 at daycare every day (and less so on weekends). My mom said we didn't stay up "that late" until we were 5 or 6 at least! "Then again," she said, "I stayed at home with you." SIGGGGGGH. But that got me thinking of other mamas here with work schedules.....what time does your lo go to bed?