There’s Always a First Time

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H A P P Y   T U E S D A Y   M A M A’ S!

Hope you all survived the Monday blues unscathed. I had a pretty calm one, took care of some house chores, had lunch with my parents that were visiting from Jacksonville & worked on the blog a bit. (See? I’m posting again) So happy to be back to doing things for me.

I didn’t realize how tired my kiddo was last night, I didn’t put him down for his usual afternoon nap and he was super cranky last night while I was making dinner. That’s not out of the norm for most toddlers. I’ve seen many pictures of children’s tantrums while mom is cooking.

While my husband was having dinner I decided to take the little one on a short walk just to get him out of the house and calm down a little. If I want him to fall asleep I’ll walk with him in the stroller, if I want him awake I’ll his trike. But just a few short minutes into our little walk he began moaning. I looked down he had his head laying on this water cup.

EXHAUSTED!

He has never been so sleepy to the point of falling over while doing an activity, other than car rides, strollers, baby carrier & beds those are the only times he will fall asleep.

I’ve seen many videos on YouTube of parents filming their child eating and falling over sleeping.

I guess we really did a number on him over the weekend with traveling to Orlando.  I rushed home with him and put him straight to bed. When I laid him down he was already a goner, a quick diaper change and that’s it. He was out like a light.  Poor kiddo.

I knew he had a rough few days and he likes to be a part of everything.  He doesn’t want to miss the fun and fall asleep. Who does that?

I swear I’m going to get you back to your regularly scheduled naps and you’ll be fighting me to go sleep in no time.

How about you? Has your child ever surprised you by doing something like this?  Have it on video? Share it in the comments below.

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Are we different or what?

It seems like I’m on a boat all by myself, well… with baby.

My almost 7 month old is very strict on when he needs to sleep, and he won’t budge.  It’s not my doing. He just decided he was going to sleep and wake up at a certain time and babies like knowing what’s coming next.

When I tell people I won’t go somewhere at night, the shock in their faces is apparent.

My son has a schedule and his bedtime is between 6:30 and 7:30 at the latest and that is pushing it. He’s not a very good day napper. He naps 2-3 times, if he naps that third time it’s a catnap. His longest nap is usually the morning one, between 9 and 10:30, he’ll nap again around 1or 2 pm and we’ll be sleepy around 4, he may have a catnap, he may not.. if not, he’ll be fussy by 5:30 and I’ll be trying to keep him occupied so he won’t complain.  (I’ll break down his daily routine better in another post)

It seems that I see babies out and about at late hours of the night, 9, 10 , 11, midnight? My son would cry bloody murder if I kept him up that long.  When I’ve pushed his bedtime back to 8:45 he would not settle down and cry. I understand, he was overtired, and calming down an overtired baby is no joke.  What about you mamas? Can your baby stay up till those late hours? or does he cave? Share your bedtime routine with us.

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