Yesterday I talked about how much advice you get when you are pregnant or when you are a new mom. The absolute best advice I ever got came from my mom . . . doesn't it usually? Anyway, she told me that above all else, I need to make sure to put him (Kanin) on a schedule and stick to it.
She was so right! I put Kanin and then GracieAnn and Caleb on a schedule and it made my life so much easier. I put them down for a nap at the same time each day, fed them on a strict schedule (according to their age), and put them to bed each night at the same time. This eliminated so much of that guessing-game that moms have to play when wondering why their baby is crying.
Ever since Caleb kicked the bottle, this has been his schedule:
Wake up 7:30-8:00
Bed around 8:30-9:00
The nighttime routine may change a bit from time-to-time due to family activities but the daytime routine has always been the same.
Until . . .
this past week when he has not been taking a morning nap. He will lay in the "pen" for a while but then he always pops up and starts talking, playing, dancing, and singing. Yesterday he resorted to this:
I think he may be trying to tell me that he is "over" the morning nap. Ugh! I need that morning nap. That is the time that I drink my coffee, check my email, look on FB, and blog. I'm Not Ready For This!
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