Little Who took one single nap yesterday for me it was maybe an hour and a half...maybe. I wasn't here; I left him with
While I was reading my new book Confessions of a Shopaholic (which I am not) he woke up. This was at 10:44pm. He wouldn't go back to sleep for anything and I wasn't going to let him comfort nurse because I had just fed him. 11:44 showed up on the clock and he was still fighting me to go back to sleep. When I get really tired myself I melt down and I was trying so hard not to do this. I had the iPod playing his night time music and I was standing up bouncing him. He finally fell asleep on my shoulder. So I lay down on the bed with him on my chest to give him a few minutes to really fall asleep before putting him into the PNP. Ten minutes passed and as soon as I started lowering him into the PNP it started all over again. So I laid him on the bed and got out by childhood prayer book and an icon of a Guardian Angle and a child. I talked to him about the icon and said our Guardian Angle prayer and then we did the prayers out of the book. This calmed him for awhile and then I tired putting him to bed one last time. Again he fell asleep on my shoulder and I lowered him into the PNP. He lasted two seconds and woke up whimpering. So I patted his bum and he fell back to sleep. I thought this was it. I was so happy I could go to sleep.
Nope, I was wrong. He woke up minutes later and I said screw it. So I cuddled him to sleep in bed with me and he finally fell asleep. It was now 12:30ish... Two hours later. I don’t think I moved an inch until he woke up at 4:30am. I was so happy that I had gotten four hours of straight sleep. Most nights it’s not like that. He only woke up one other time and that was at 7:30am and we both went back to sleep. There was no one in hell I was ready to be up for the day.
I finally got my bum out of bed at 8:30 to get ready for work and I had to go in and slowly wake Little Who up to nurse before I left at 9:15. I am sure he would have kept on sleeping if it wasn’t for me waking him up.