My life feels a little turned upside down. I've always been a little funny about James's sleep. I stress about it, I celebrate it, and I keep him on a pretty tight schedule.
Yes, I'm neurotic.
Well for the last three weeks James has made it very clear that he now likes to get up an hour earlier (at 6:30 am instead of 7:30 am) and he also thinks his afternoon nap is boring, as in, he fights it tooth and nail.
So, what is a sleep obsessed Mama to do? Try to figure out a solution.
Can he take one longer afternoon nap? We tried that and it failed so hard. Can he make it to bedtime without being a total grumpy fuss bucket without the afternoon nap? Again, fail. Can we move his bedtime earlier and take out the afternoon nap completely? Oh dear me, I can't imagine getting up with him in the morning any earlier than 6:30, so this idea is on the back burner. Can we move his morning nap earlier and hope to dear god he takes an afternoon nap because his mother really really really can't stand other afternoon where he gets so fussy and grumpy and horrible that he doesn't even know what to do with himself, and he will NOT sleep? Yea, that's the plan today.
Wish me luck.
Stefan– my beautiful boy at 24
8 hours ago