This one likes to fight sleep.
In fact, those first nine months of her life made me despair of ever sleeping through the night again.
Thankfully, once she got her own room she started sleeping from 7pm to about 8 am. She'll still occasionally wake up in the middle of the night but she soothes herself back to sleep.
I'm thankful, real thankful.
I need my beauty sleep!
Naps, on the other hand, are still a daily struggle. Her morning nap, usually around 9, is relatively struggle free. She'll sleep anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. It is the afternoon nap that is the problem.
In fact, the last few days she has not taken an afternoon nap because after 30 minutes of screaming I just couldn't stand it anymore.
I am puzzled. Is she trying to tell me that she only needs one nap? Do kids do that this early? I thought she'd stick with two naps for awhile yet, especially when her morning naps can be so short. Am I not wearing her out enough before the nap? Do I need to let her cry until she exhausts herself - even if that is 30 minutes or (gulp) longer?
I would love your advice! You can leave your sage wisdom at the bottom of this post, and I will be eternally grateful. :)
PS: How was your weekend?