Campbell has a lot going on in his little life these days. He's gotten two new teeth this week, he's almost a full time walker, and he's dropped his two naps and moved to just one. The one nap is like, a major serious bummer for me. I tried as hard as I could to keep the two naps around as long as possible. I was hoping and wishing that he would be one of those two year olds that still took two naps a day....or that he would at least hold onto them until fall. Our lifestyle just fit so perfectly with that morning and afternoon nap. Now we're in the awkward stage of not needing two naps but one isn't quite sufficient either.
I like routine and structure. I like how predictable Campbell's nap schedule was before. Now we're just all over the place and I feel like our schedule is wacky. Sometimes Campbell is ready for a nap at 9:00 like normal but then I try to give him an afternoon nap and he won't take it. So he starts falling apart on me a solid 2 hours before bedtime. Sometimes he takes a nap around noon so we're pretty good for the rest of the day. I always feel pretty confident about how baby sleep schedules work but then I'm reminded that whenever Campbell changes his routine it leaves me scratching my head and takes me a few weeks before I get it all figured out again. I just need to pick a new nap time and stick to it. I guess I'm still holding out hope that he'll go back to two naps again!!
If I'm being perfectly honest, my biggest reason for loving the morning nap is because I am not a morning person. We're in our pajamas in this house until it's time to get ready for lunch. I would lay Campbell in his crib, then crawl back in bed and watch Kelly & Michael and The View. And I'd be lying to you if I said I never took a little nap myself sometimes because, why not? I guess my quiet mornings alone are forever and ever no longer in existence. Such a bummer.