It seems that there is always something you want to work on when you have a baby. Trying to get them to eat, trying to get them to sleep, trying to get them to eat rice cereal, etc. Our latest event is trying to get Kingston on at least an afternoon nap schedule. I have been selfishly avoiding this one due to the fact that it will force me to be home at a certain time in the afternoon in order to put him down. I have decided today, actually, just moments ago, that it is time to do this.
So here's the plan. I am going to try to get Kingston to take an afternoon nap somewhere between 2-3 every day. I am hoping to get more than a 30 minute nap out of him every afternoon. We will just wing the morning nap since it usually takes place in the car seat while I am working, but we will try our hardest with some crying and patience to make the afternoon nap happen. This is going to be huge for me since I like to have no time restrictions on my day (except, of course, fun stuff)!
I just put Kingston down in the crib knowing that he was NOT in the mood for a nap. I let him cry for 15 minutes then went in there and put him on his stomach and rubbed his back and he fell right asleep. Hopefully he will sleep for at least an hour but that is unlikely-no, I will think positive and say that it will definitely happen. The other kicker is that I put him down un-swaddled, which could prove to be disastrous, or it could prove that we can stop swaddling him at night. He is sleeping on his stomach, though, which may help the nap but wouldn't be how I would put him down for the night. We'll tackle the swaddle another day! One project at a time!
We are planning to go to Manteo to First Friday tonight with Nana and Grandpa and eat at Grandpa's favorite Mexican restaurant, Ortegas. First Friday is a monthly community event in Manteo where they close off downtown and have a live band and stores and restaurants stay open late. Mom and Dad go a lot in their boat and I've never been. It is a beautiful day so I am very excited about it. With a little luck we will be well-rested and ready for a big night on the town!
I'm committed to the new nap schedule. But tomorrow is Saturday and what if I want to be at the beach or somewhere else in the afternoon? Oh no. I can already see some holes in my plan. . .