Monday, August 4, 2008

It's On the To Do List

...updating the blog, that is.

But the truth is, I'm pooped. This weekend straight up wore me out, and I'm beginning the not-sleeping-well adventure of the third trimester.

We're in the middle of a bit of a nap war with Phoebs. She's almost seventeen months old, which means our morning nap could legitimately go at any time. The dilemma is that she's not very happy if she skips her morning nap, but she has a hard time going down in the afternoon if she takes one in the morning. At 3:22 today, she's not really all that sure if she wants to nap.

We're trying, for the time being, a shortened morning nap. (We have done this once before with a good measure of success; 1 1/2 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon.) I'm hoping that shaving another fifteen minutes off her nap will create some afternoon peace...for all of us.

For now, I'm going to go stretch out on the couch with a Cheerwine and enjoy the quiet. I promise, pictures and real content to come.


Anonymous said...

I think you are being prepared for the future :-) with two little ones, not quite as settled. But, my darling, you are doing just fine! You keep the right balance in place for Phoebe, for M.J., and for yourself. Keep in mind, rest is your friend...and babies are only babies for such a short while.

"cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, for babies grow up we've learned to our quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep...i play with my children 'cause children don't keep."

As mama says often, "do what MUST be done, everything else can wait till tomorrow...or even the next day or the next! :-) Sending my thomases BIG, BIG love...mops

Anonymous said...

by the way...i truly do love your "to do list" should market it!!

Erin said...

Caleb has the same problem with napping. He seems tired in the morning but if he takes a nap in the morning he refuses to take an afternoon nap. We have been trying to make until after lunch to nap with some success. The day sure seems longer with only one nap. Hope Pheobe gets her napping straightened out before Nora makes her arrival.

Tara Smith said...

Hey Sara - this is Tara Smith (Kelly's sister in law) anyway Mallory stopped taking morning naps around Phoebe's age (maybe a little younger). It took a few days of her being fussy & getting used to it but now she goes down as soon as she finishes lunch then sleeps for about 3 hours. I actually had to adjust for Mother's day out.