The week from roofing hell & nap transition

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Last week we were getting a new roof and the Amish roofers (seriously- bowl cuts and suspenders and all!) were banging away from 7am-5pm everyday. I thought I was going insane.

I rejoiced when we had a thunderstorm in the middle of the day one day, thinking they'd pack it up and head home, but by 2pm (just in time for nap) they were back at work.  AH!!

Carter couldn't nap and when he did it was for like 20 minutes.
  By the end of every day we were both a MESS!

Because of the nap problems with the roofers we left on Thursday for the beach* but the nap problems continued there!!!!  WHAT?!?! All weekend he took a morning nap but screamed instead of taking an afternoon nap.

And what does an overtired toddler do???  Screams and hangs on his momma all freaking day.

Cue the vodka.  and wine. and boardwalk pizza.

So while driving home on Sunday I came up with a plan.

On Monday it was time to transition to one nap.  So instead of going upstairs for nap at 9:30, we got in the car to run errands.  At 12 we went up to read and he was TIRED.  I did my usual singing and rocking to sleep. He slept for about an hour and a half!  The next day was 1 hour and 40 minutes.  

Next we'll be working on going into his crib awake and it's time to continue weaning.  The bedtime feeding is next.

*This was a fabulous new addition to our car.  Between Toy Story, a few Mickey episodes, a nap, and a good supply of Mum Mums we survived the 3 hour drive!

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