Monday, October 27, 2008

Where have all of the naps gone?

Our little rock star napper has turned into a napless little fuss pot. Ada used to take two naps a day. Sometimes even three. But lately, she's on to our little plan to sing her to sleep and rock away the fun. She's putting up such a fight that she spends more time trying not to go to sleep than actually sleeping. And then she does silly things like fall asleep on the way to a party, but not until we are five blocks away. She doesn't normally even sleep in the car, unless of course it's a really short trip that we don't want her to sleep. Then, she's out.

Today has been the ultimate battle of teething, Tylenol, and resisting a nap. As eleven rolls around, I assume she's hungry as she hasn't eaten since 7 am and, what does she do? She falls asleep while nursing. So typical. And even more frustrating...we had a lunch date at noon that we had to cancel so she could get her beauty rest. Such is the life of having a baby I guess. It's still worth it :)

I have to say, I'd rather she were a mess during the day and off her schedule now instead of during the night. We are still very blessed to have a daughter who sleeps 11 or 12 hours a night. For that I am very thankful.

Moral of the story: Don't get lulled into a false sense of security when your child adheres to a schedule for awhile. Enjoy it, but know that it isn't likely to last and be thankful for what naps and sleep you do get.

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