After yesterday night’s fiasco I tried something new today. I nursed Brooke in her usual nursing chair at naptime. She pulled off just as she was about to fall asleep and began screaming. Smart girl – she knew I was going to put her into her crib awake. (‘Cause all of you kind internets have suggested being consistent with whatever I chose to do). She carried on so much that I was convinced that maybe, just maybe she wasn’t tired – only thirsty. But alas – my mommy instincts took over. I brought her to my room (hubby snores so freaking much that I have my own room – this is a whole ‘nother
post rant), and laid her next to me. I patted her bum, she stopped crying (almost immediately), rolled over and zonked out. Zonked out for 2 freaking hours! The kid that always, always, always only sleeps for 40 minutes, slept for 2 hours!
Fast forward to bedtime -> Same thing… I nurse her, she almost falls asleep, then starts screaming. I bring her into my bed, lay next to her and ZONK! Fast asleep again! That was 2.5 hrs ago (yeah I know, I should be sleeping, not writing about it, but whatever – I know you guys are on the edge of your seats wondering how my plans are going, right? ). Yippee! No wake up 40 min in….
I wonder if I’ve stumbled upon a fix for her poor napping, poor night sleeping? We shall see. Unfortunately this doesn’t fix my other issue – falling asleep for daddy… But that’s what car rides are for, right?