Ahh, naptime. The most cherished time of the day. As much as I adore my little Katie, I need some mommy downtime. Running after a toddler is incredibly tiring! Over the weekend we got some new advice from our sleep expert. Katie refused her second nap three times in eight days - meaning she just sat in her crib and alternately talked/whined/cried/babbled. The sleep expert said she's ready to drop one of her naps. GAAH! So yesterday was the first day of One Nap Only. I tried putting Katie down an hour later than usual, as the sleep expert suggested. Poor Katie was so tired by the time 10:00 rolled around, so I put her down then. She took 30 minutes to fall asleep, had a crappy 2-part nap and woke up at 11:45. YIKES! There are a lot of hours between 11:45 and bedtime! Katie was so tired by dinnertime, poor girl. She was rubbing her eyes by 4 and her little eyes were puffy by 5, but she managed to pull through. She fell asleep after only 2 minutes in her crib when we put her down! Good job, little sweetheart!
Today, though, it's like a miracle! She slept all night with only one brief wake-up at 4:45. She woke up at 6:45 but "snoozed" until 7. I put her down at 10:15 and she was asleep within a minute. AND - she is still down and it has officially been 2 hours!!! WOOOHOOOO, go Katie go!!! I am so happy for her. She needs to take a nice long nap, it is so good for her. None of this half-an-hour stuff. I really hope this good nap will help her stay happy and awake until bedtime!
Today it is raining, so I think we'll go to the mall. I am going to try feeding Katie her lunch as soon as she wakes up, and then we'll go to the mall afterwards. That way I can sneak in another solid food feeding around 4 for snack time.
She's up, gotta run!