OK, I know there really isn't a schedule for an 8 week old, but I'm wondering what you do with your newborn before she is ready to be sleep trained? I'm afraid we're doing it wrong. THis is what we do:
She usually eats her first meal around 7 or 8 am. Then we play for a little bit until she gets sleepy/cranky. Then she'll sleep until her next feeding, about 3-4 hours after her last feeding. Repeat until around 11pm, when we all go upstairs to bed. She sleeps in a Rock N Play next to us. She has 2 night feedings, and I will feed her in nursery quietly (minimal interaction), then take her back to the RNP until her next waking.
Is this bad that we are waiting until 11pm to take her upstairs? Usually she will have her last feeding around that time, and we feed her downstairs. I'm wondering if we should be taking her upstairs to sleep alone around 7pm (we certainly won't be going to sleep at that point), so that it will be completely quiet - we're usually watching TV until 11pm. It's pretty quiet downstairs, and the lights are dimmed, but it's not silent.
What do you do for your nighttime schedule?