Monday, April 2, 2012

Naps are required

Yesterday, James didn't take a nap.  He desperately needed a nap, but he didn't nap.  His mother desperately needed for him to take a nap.  But he didn't nap.
I guess I should back up.  James has been doing this weird thing lately.  He wakes up at 4:45 AM and wants a sippy of milk.  He'll have the sippy and a morning snack and then want to go back to sleep for like 3 hours.  We've let him on occasion sleep for an hour or so.  When he slept longer in the morning, Rhonda reported that he wouldn't nap (obviously).  So we've been limiting his morning sleeping time.  Which is what we did yesterday.  Even with limiting his morning quasi-nap, he still didn't sleep at his usual nap time.  
By about 5 PM, James was the captain of meltdowns.  He kept running into things and crying (he normally won't even blink when he hurts himself).  He was super grumpy and wouldn't let anyone comfort him.  His usual happy. gleeful "NO!" was a moody, I really mean it this time, absolute NO kind of no.
Luckily, he went to bed promptly at 7 PM and slept for 12 straight hours.  I'm hoping this means we're starting the week off on a good foot and his regular schedule can commence.  


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