My mom's mom will be 87 this June. She still lives on her own, but due to having a stroke when she was pregnant with my mom (in her thirties, weird I know) has lived with a club foot for many years. Basically she has to drag the one foot behind a bit, which makes it hard to get around. Add getting older, hence less physically stable and it's much harder for her to get from point A to point B.
|My mom & grandma|
The tour appointments were back to back, so except for two 5-10 minute increments in the car, Braxton didn't nap at all. He's still (for the most part) taking two naps per day; a good 2 hours in the morning and an hour or so in the afternoon. It usually totals about 3 hours (he just turned 16 months). I had a feeling no napping would backfire, but went with it as we didn't have much else in the way of options.
We got to my Grandma's around 2pm or so and Braxton fell asleep about 10 minutes before we got there. I hoped (and prayed) that I could quickly sneak inside and set up the pack and play and transfer him as he was still asleep. This doesn't usually work for us, but it was worth a shot. I got into the house, but sure enough when I went to lay him down he woke up. I tried to see if he'd go back to sleep on his own, but to no avail.
|One of the last times at "Grandma B's"|
He even went down to sleep at his normal time (7-7:30pm), but awoke the first time at 9pm. I rocked him back to sleep and then he got up again at 12:30am or so. He's usually pretty good about sleeping through the night, but an unfamiliar place and crib probably didn't help things. Did I mention he's getting six more teeth too? He already has 8, so this will make 14. I'm fine that they're coming at the same time, it's just a LONG process!
As long as I was rocking him he'd fall asleep, but the minute I'd go to lay him down he woke up. I tried letting him cry it out and we even brought him out to lay with us in the hydabed (sp?). At this point I think he thought it was morning and wouldn't lay down or be rocked any longer. He wanted to be up and probably play. After a bit more of this we gave up and packed up and made the drive home about 2:30-3am or so. OF COURSE he fell asleep two minutes into the drive, but we were already in route, so we just went with it. I dropped my mom at her car, called Wade and he helped us into the house and Braxton into his crib, where he slept until morning. It took me longer to fall asleep and made for quite the long day on Saturday. I still ran that day though; dedication at its finest!!
Moral of the story...try to get at least one good nap in a day...it'll back fire on you (or at least me) every.darn.time!!