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My name is Lauren, and I live in the bubble. I am wife to Marshall, the biggest BYU fan in the world; and mother to Carly, our big girl, and Wes, our wild man, and Calvin, our new addition. I graduated BYU with a degree in Social Work, and I went forth to serve at LDS Family Services. I like scrapbooking and going out to eat at nice restaurants. I am fascinated by new cleaning products at the grocery store, so I have to shop in wide circles around the perimeter to avoid the temptation to buy. I love chocolate.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Nap time

So lately Carly hasn't been napping. She has her days where she'll just fight it. I still make her take those 2 hours and be quiet in her crib, in hopes that she'll fall asleep. Some days it works, some it doesn't. Usually she'll skip her naps 2 days in a row, and then nap really well 2 or 3 days in a row.

Well ever since she learned she could get out of her crib, she hasn't napped. And it's a little hard to enforce the "quiet time" that usually leads to the napping when it does happen. So for 3 or 4 days straight, our little one was running on empty as far as naps go.

Yesterday Marshall and Carly were hanging out in the living room after Carly had successfully skipped her nap yet again. It was about 5pm. Suddenly, it was very quiet. Marshall looked around and realized she had left the room and went to look for her. He found her curled up in the hallway outside her bedroom door sound asleep.

He put her in her crib, still in her jeans, figuring it was just a nap. I got home from work around 8pm, and she was still out. We went to bed at midnight, and she was still asleep. I woke up throughout the night to listen for breathing through the monitor, and she didn't make a peep. I left for work this morning at 9am, and she was still out.

That kid slept for 16 1/2 hours!

Moral of the story: don't make your kids nap, and you may just get the best night of sleep you've ever had in your life (or at least since they've been born).

Or more likely the moral of the story is: make your kids nap, or they'll develop really unhealthy sleeping patterns.

You pick.


bec said...

I like the good nights sleep route. Definitely.

Brandon and Lindsey B said...

That's so funny! I'm glad y'all got such a peaceful night and morning with her sleeping so long. :)

Annie Hawkins said...

Wow, I have the same problem with my little one. She refuses to sleap and I lock her room so she can't get out because she sleeps in a twin bed now; we need the crib for the baby. :O Sometimes though, she wakes up in the middle of the night and she is quite awake. I love nap time for her because that is my time as well.

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