Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Schedule?

I should write something profound about 2011, about changing jobs after 17 years, about the many changes with the twins as they aged from 4 months old to 16 months.

Or maybe I should write about my goals for 2012, about my grand plan to make this year as successful as possible and add in some new year's resolutions.


Instead Im writing about naps. This shouldn't come as a shock since sleep is a topic I wrote about a lot last year. And technically what I'm writing about qualifies as a goal.

Yesterday, January 1st, 2012, the twins switched to one nap a day.  Both babies.  At the same time. One long nap.

Please let this be the start of a new routine!

For the past several weeks, the Dynamo has been bucking his PM nap.  (I am sure I must have blogged about this?)  At his 15 month check-up, the pediatrician told me if he was only going to nap once a day, make it in the afternoon.  So I kept him up in the morning (or asked the sitter or my mother to) while Sweet Potato went down.  The plan was to keep him up all morning and through lunchtime until Sweet Potato went back down in the afternoon but he never made it that far.  He would go down early afternoon and Sweet Potato would nap mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  This meant there was always a baby awake and no break for Mama.  Ugh.  The good news is it made for a better rested Dynamo than when he would only nap in the morning.  So I guess the pediatrician was right about switching him to the afternoon.  He was a  happier baby when I would get home from work.  But again, this schedule meant a toddler was always awake during the day and I'm so not ready for that.

Yesterday they slept from 12:30 to 3 PM.  Two and a half glorious hours for Mama to clean up holiday decorations and organize the garage.  I'm back to work today and hoping the sitter is enjoying a break right now too.


  1. Ooh...I hope it continues! The long nap is excellent!

  2. I love the long nap! It's the only time I can get anything done. Good luck!

  3. Enjoy this new stage. (Or just take a nap yourself!)


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