I haven’t posted anything in the last few days. There is a perfectly acceptable reason for this. My kids have been fighting their naps, and not sleeping at night either.
Alex stopped napping ages ago. At 15 months. So I don’t expect him to nap. But Nick naps. Everyday. For 2-3 hours. Until a couple days ago. 4 days ago, on Sunday he decided not to nap at all. On Monday he napped for 90 minutes. Tuesday 30 minutes. Today was an hour.
Seriously. He. Needs. His. Naps. A cranky, whiny 18 month old is not in any way shape or form my idea of a good time.
Zoey is four months old. Napping is like… mandatory. But she seems to think that a 5 minute nap is all she needs. So she naps 5 minutes every 2-3 hours. And to get her to sleep is a battle. It doesn’t matter where she sleeps. Even if I am holding her. She sleeps 5 minutes. Unless we are in the van. Then she will sleep, but gas is effing expensive and we can’t spend 4 hours a day driving around so that she sleeps.
Bedtime is a party in our house. Alex needs, NEEDS, 12 hours of sleep a night. He NEEDS it. NEEDS. 6-8 hours a night, is not working out well for him. At all. Or for me. He is a hot mess when he doesn’t get 12 hours.
Nick gets about the same amount of sleep. Same with Zoey. They all used to sleep 12 hours. (Well Zoey slept for 5 and then 7 hour chunks with a bottle between them)
The worst part… they go to bed like angels. At 7 the boys to go bed and go right to sleep. Hubs and I go to bed at 10. At 11 they are up. All three of them. Until 2, 3, 4 in the morning. Then they sleep until 6. At which time they are up for the day. I am freaking EXHAUSTED.
Sleep seems to be a constant Motherhood complaint. /sigh/ Tomorrow is a new day. It will be better. If I say it enough times, it will come true. Right?
Love, hugs and more to come later