I have absolutely no complaints about Dylan in the sleep department. We were blessed with a 12 hour-sleeper and we also get a 2 hour nap to boot. Back in the old days, before DST, Dylan's 12 hours started at 6:30 pm. I know it's kind of early, but it was also pretty awesome.
I get home at 4:00. I take Dylan and Stella to the park. Dylan eats dinner around 5. Then bath, stories, and bed with scattered playtime in between. Many nights Mr. GG was home early enough to do bath-time, so I'd put Dylan to bed while he put dinner together and we'd eat after Dylan was asleep.
Mr. GG does mornings and is generally a morning person so 6:30 worked well for us and he got quality time with Dylan before the nanny came at 8.
I figured I'd just do everything an hour later and it would be fine. I definitely didn't want to do anything to screw up good sleep! But...it was harder than I expected to add an extra hour into the evening. I just naturally started trying to put him down around 6. AND THAT DID NOT WORK. Cue 3 nights of frustration on everyone's part as we learned how to turn dinner into family dinner (which is hard when I don't cook...still working on this).
I like the fact that I have extra time with Dylan between getting home and dinner because we have a lot more flexibility. We can go get dinner somewhere, go to Target, go to a farther away park...the options are endless. And I like eating dinner as a family. But Dylan never got into the "hour later which really is the same time as before" routine and now he goes to bed at 8. Don't get me wrong, this is not a problem and I love having more time with him. It's just an adjustment. My evening look different than before and I just don't roll with transitions as easy as I used to! Mr. GG and I are pretty much in bed before or right at 10 anyway.
I know this parenting thing will continue to be a series of adjustments. I was just surprised that I seemed to have a harder time with it than Dylan did. (Although he did completely nap strike 2 days last week (with the nanny). Freaked me out! But we're back to the usual.
How did Daylight Savings affect you and/or your lo?
(I need to take more sleeping pictures of Dylan! But here's a bath pic.)