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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Nap time

Monday was great! Or so I thought....

It was a normal day, at first. I woke up, got ready for the day, Adam woke up, and a few hours later was about ready for a nap. Now, he is a short napper. I count myself lucky if he sleeps for an hour or more. Typically, he naps for 30 to 45 minutes, but sometimes he wakes up after 20 minutes with that "Hi, Mom! I'm awake now" smile and I know I'm screwed.

But lately I've been trying to encourage longer naptimes. I usually wait until I hear him crying (or talking to himself) to go in, to make sure he's not just "sleep whimpering," and instead of picking him up and assuming he's done sleeping, I offer to nurse him a little. If he still needs to finish his nap, he'll go back to sleep within five or ten minutes. That usually ensures a total nap time of an hour or two.

So I put him down as usual, and half an hour later, he started to fuss. I put him back to sleep, and he continued to nap for another two and a half hours! I was ecstatic! Too bad I didn't take advantage of it and get some laundry done. Instead, I sat on my tush and read blogs. Bad mommy. I did go in to check on him, just to make sure he was still breathing -- just look what I found!

I figured he wouldn't need another nap that day and maybe even go to bed early. He didn't need a second nap, but he went to bed around an hour later than usual. But that wasn't the worst part. He woke up five hours after he went to bed, and didn't go back to sleep at all until a nap late Tuesday afternoon. We went to the pool with some friends, and he usually gets tired with the sun and the heat, and he didn't even fall asleep in his stroller this week.

I felt better after talking to Kendra, my aunt-in-law. Apparently her daughter Zoe (almost 18 months) was a terror the other day after not getting the nap she needed until 3 or 4 hours later. They had to get pictures taken for passports because they're taking a trip to Canada (am I the only person who thinks the need for a passport to get into Canada is ridiculous?).

He had a two and a half hour nap today. Hopefully he won't wake up super-de-duper early again tomorrow. I have a job interview in the morning and need those precious last two hours or so of sleep. Of course, if I'm tired in the morning, it will be my fault, because I'm sitting here typing instead of having gone to bed an hour ago (or more).

Eh. I think I'll remedy that.



So that photo is adorable. I'll call you on Sunday, after that I will be gone till Wednesday in PA for work.

I was at Meijer the other day and saw Mall Madness and got excited till I realized it was Hannah Montana Mall Madness....what the hell!??!? LOL


That's Trouble's new favorite spot. He must like Adam's warmth. Sunday is good for me.

Dude, Hannah Montana irritates me. Not the way Hilary Duff does, or Hayden Panettiere, but in a different way. Oh well, at least I didn't peak at 18. But they really shouldn't muck with Mall Madness.


Why does Hayden Panettiere bug you?


*Sheepish grin* She's too pretty. But she also has a sponsored line of clothing at Kohl's, and the ads bother me because I think they give young girls the wrong idea (like most ads do).


Fair enough reason - I've never seen those ads. I've actually been impressed with her for being an 18 year old celebrity who has mostly used that fame to advocate for protecting the whales and has done numerous speeches to young girls to promote their self-esteem. But the Khol's ad may be contrary to what I'd already seen. Will have to research into it.


Huh. Did not know about the whales and the self-esteem. Well, I guess I can forgive her for being pretty and talented then.

The ads are just kinda typical department store juniors ads. My critique of them is the same as any other ad that promotes sex appeal to sixth graders. (That said, it's not like the "prostitot" Halloween costumes.)

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