Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Night Owls

It's been a rough couple of nights. It seems to have started last week when poop kept interrupting Kayley's naps. After several days of shortened or non-existent naps she slept long and late on Friday, until about 4:40. That night I put her down at her normal time (9:00) and at first she went to sleep (or least was quiet). But a half hour or so later she woke up and would not go back to sleep until 11:30 or so! She still got up at her normal time Saturday morning and I figured she'd take a great nap that afternoon but, no, not happening. I think she went to bed at her normal time or a little earlier that night, but Sunday she had a short nap again and was still up until 11:40 that night. Monday she had a normal nap, Olivia had a short one and they were both up until 10:30. NO idea why Olivia was up that late having had a shorter than usual nap and otherwise being a perfect sleeper. Totally weird. But as for Kayley, I'm beginning to wonder if she's getting ready to drop her nap altogether (please, God, no!). I've never heard of a 19-month-old dropping their nap but it sure seems like she might be heading that way. So far today she's been napping for about 2 hours and I think I'm going to get her up pretty soon to hopefully avoid another late night. I thought about not putting her down at all today to (hopefully) ensure that she goes to bed at a reasonable hour but I decided to try one last time to see if she gets back to her normal routine. I'm hoping it's just a weird phase and that things will return to normal soon. They have a cold, they're teething (molars) and they got some new toys a few days ago so some or all of that could have something to do with it, although this all started before the colds and toys, but they may have something to do with the trend continuing. We'll see what happens tonight. Fingers crossed!

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