Happy (belated) New Year!
We travelled to Minnesota and South Dakota and it was quite a trip- pun intended.
In case you are wondering, a fifteen-month-old doesn’t sleep much better out of her environment than a nine-month-old. We actually had to bring her into our bed a few nights, poor thing. (That’s something I vowed never to do but hey, when it’s 2:45 AM and your baby is crying loudly and you are about to wake the entire household, something’s got to give)
In other news, we got home safely and I think we are all happy to be back in our own routine.
New Year’s Eve was a lovely day. Sadly, Pa had to work but we ended up going for a run when he got home (all three of us) and it was a really fun, impromptu way to spend the late afternoon.
The night went by way too fast. I had grand visions of staying up until eleven- or at the very least finishing our New Year’s Eve movie, Die Hard, but when 9:45 rolled around, it was lights out in our household.
Other than her sleep struggles, Lula has been doing pretty well.She is beginning to experience the joys of her molars coming in and boy, there have been some challenging days lately. I thought she might have undergone a personality change until it became clear that she had some seriously swollen gums, poor baby. We’ve got a topical ointment from our Dr. that I have used a few times…I’m not sure how well it works but it gives me some psychological comfort.
In terms of napping- it really depends on the day. I have pushed her naps back later and later until it seems like I’m not bringing her back to her crib until somewhere between 11:30-12. I had been putting her down sooner but many times, she played and chatted and then whined for close to an hour before silence ensued. After a few days of that, I couldn’t see a reason to keep a routine that wasn’t working and the later naptime usually works, although there have been days lately where she sleeps for an hour, tops.
Nursing? We are still going strong at four times a day with each session lasting ten to fifteen minutes. Morning, pre-naptime, afternoon, and bedtime. She definitely milks the bedtime nursing session for as long as possible…in the words of Honest Toddler and those who came before him, did you see what I did there?