The last two weeks we have been adjusting to a new schedule. Before on Monday through Thursday our schedule was something like:
Allow Austin to wake on his own 7:30-8:30
Snuggle/cartoon time till 8:30-9:00
play time till 10:00-10:30
wake up at 12:00
work for me 1:00-5:00pm
Austin was really only getting the one early morning nap and would sometimes nap when we got home from work/daycare. He would be so tired by bed time. And about a month ago he stopped taking the morning nap. They claimed that he would take a nap at daycare, but even if he did he was only napping an hour.
Since he turned two they had space available in the morning for him at daycare, so I jumped at the chance to switch. Now I get up at 6:00 and have coffee and me time. I wake him up at 7:00 and get him dressed and we head to daycare. I am at work by 8:00 and work until 1:00. I pick him up at 1:30 after he is just finishing lunch up there. He has been falling asleep in the car and naps at home until about 4:30. He is much more rested in the evening and we bumped back his bath time to 7:30 and bed time to 8:30.
It is taking time for me to get used to getting up first thing in the morning as I used to sleep until I woke up on my own. I am much more productive at work and it's easier to coordinate with other people in the mornings.