Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Who says babies sleep a lot?

Yesterday, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get Austin to nap. He slept for 20 minutes in the morning and another 20 minutes or so when I plopped in the car -- and my main reason for driving somewhere, anywhere (I ended up in the Beaches -- which was actually really nice for being out walking) was to get him to take some sort of nap, because he was driving me crazy. Now whoever said babies are supposed to sleep a lot has never met my son! Normally, he's not that bad of a napper, but he certainly gets nowhere near the 3-4 hours of nap time per day that the 'experts' say children his age should be getting.

Today, we're having the exact opposite kind of day. Austin's on his third nap of the day, and this one is proving to be a marathon one. (By his standards anyway, since he's been down for a little over an hour.) Which is great for him, but has left me wondering what the heck to do with my time now. I'm so used to him only sleeping for short periods of time, that I don't know what to do with my time when he sleeps for a long time.

Imagine how much I could get done in a day if he actually slept 3-4 hours a day...every day! Oh well, he is an unpredictable one, that's for sure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Deb,
I think when Austin decides to go with the experts and take a "normal" nap you should get on the train and nap too.
Really what HAS to be done I am sure you are extra tired with such and active boy and naps are a good thing for Moms too. ??? L.