I really think we have the best baby in the world. She has been sleeping through the night for quite some time now, she is usually very happy and content, doesn’t require much but the usual eating, diaper change situation. At 7pm on the dot every night she is ready for bed, we do her nighttime routine, lay her down and have the rest of the evening to ourselves, she’s up at 5, eats, back down for 2 or 3 more hours. She really is the best baby…except at nap time.
Something happens at nap time, someone comes and replaces my sweet innocent baby girl with a crazy screaming monster. Little Miss has never been much of a crier, she usually yells intermittently to register her displeasure at something. But at nap times girlfriend can go the distance. We’ve had some pretty serious battles here, and she plays to win. As I write this she is sleeping in her swing, because sometimes mommy loses. It’s very obvious when it’s nap time and she needs sleep, and if she sleeps well during the day, she sleeps better at night, that whole sleep begets sleep thing. She is a classic “if I sleep for 5 minutes and wake up I’m convinced that was a pretty solid nap” baby. But even getting 5 minutes can be hard. And I want her to nap in her crib. I need her nap times to get things done, like, laundry, cleaning, sitting and drinking a cup of coffee in peace…maybe. So I don’t want to get into the “I only nap if mommy’s holding me or we’re in the car” routine (clearly I’m probably the meanest mom out there)… So anyway, our sleep battles are for naps, and sometimes she wins and gets to sleep in her swing.
But in all honesty, as absolutely crazy as it makes me, I am thankful that Matt and I get to sleep all night, and I can only be annoyed for so long since she is so stinkin’ cute, and when she does nap and I go in to get her I am greeted with huge smiles and coos and just the most joyful little baby you could imagine. So in spite of her craziness when it comes to daytime sleeping, I say we got a good one!