As I sat typing the Day 12 update yesterday I didn’t dare mention that I was doing so during W’s nap. I was utterly terrified to jinx myself.
And, no joke, almost as soon as I just typed “jinx” W started crying again from what was looking like a promising Day 14 nap…seriously!? Ok, so the direction of this post may change a bit and end up like an update on yesterday’s nap with an interjection of a play-by-play from today’s nap.
About as linear and cohesive as my mind is these days. [Insert sarcasm.]
Minute 7 of Day 14 nap: still a little fussy…but still not screaming bloody murder. Progress
Exhale. I can resume typing. So, where was I? Oh, yes. Day 13. Lucky number 13. Our glorious return to the land of afternoon slumbers. I sat, almost frozen, on the couch for the entire hour and thirty minute nap. Afraid that if I so much as sneezed I’d wake the sleeping dragon. Alas, it wasn’t quite as relaxing as the nap times of long ago that I was drooling over days Days 1-12 of our nap regression.
And I’m interrupted again.
Minute 10 of Day 14 nap: another crying bout.
Minute 12 of Day 14 nap: still fussing and whining, “Mama, baby. Mama, baby.”
Minute 14 of Day 14 nap: see above.
Sigh. So, who knows how this will end. But I’m determined to win and will let him be for at least an hour. And tomorrow I will do our (slightly modified) nap routine again:
- Adventurous morning out and about (today was music class followed by Banjo Man at the library and a quick errand)
- Lunch at noon
- Play time depending on how tired he’s looking (today he was looking so tired!)
- Naptime routine – books, milk and [insert so many fake-turned-real-yawns] quiet time in his crib. And telling him this order over, and over and over. And over again.
Minute 18 of Day 14 nap: the crying has picked up a bit but is interrupted with his imitation of train sounds. Sweet, but not leaving me feeling very hopeful.
I think I can, I think I can,
Minute 22 of Day 14 nap: still crying.