Saturday, September 20, 2008

Naps


This subject has been on my mind for awhile. My kids are at the stage where Grace takes one in the afternoon, while Clark takes two. On days that I don't have to be anywhere, it seems that my day centers around them. Once Clark wakes up, Grace goes down. Then once Grace wakes up, Clark is ready to go down again.
When Grace was younger she would only sleep an hour at a time. So bed time was never a problem, she was always tired (at least that's what I recall). But now there's Clark who sleeps 2 to 3 hours at a time (please don't think I'm complaining about this). And I am not one to wake up a sleeping baby. So lately, when bed time rolls around, he is not sleepy and doesn't crash until 10pm.
This last Thursday, however, was what I would call a perfect nap day. We were at the library when Clark fell asleep. He woke up 30 minutes later. So when it came time for Grace's nap, he was tired. Yeah! I actually had some time to myself. I pretty much took a nap as well. So by the evening, I felt great! And then I put Clark down at 8:30pm. To some that may still seem late, but I was relieved. I actually had a couple of hours to myself, before calling it a night.
So now he is taking his second nap. It is 4:30pm. You better believe I'm going in there in a few minutes banging some pots to see if he happens to wake up. I want my nights back!

4 comments:

Kristy E.B. said...

I love your blog's new look...very cute! Good luck with the napping drama!

Marie said...

Your blog looks way cute!!! I'm glad to hear you are getting some time to yourself! I get that all too much! But everynow and then I go through a Melissa withdrawl! So I thought I'd write you a note to help me through my tough time without you! Love you!

Dustin and Maren said...

Oh, the joys of sleeping...or not sleeping! Right now my boys take a "magical" nap in the afternoon at the same time- it's the only time I have to get real things done!

Josh and Jena said...

Hey! I found your blog through Rachel Guenther. All this time and I never knew you were a blogger. We have the same background too!