Nora’s first Halloween is in the books!
But as you can see, Cinderella was not the happiest of campers. There was no trick-or-treating for our little one, we just dressed her up and watched her rub her eyes and whine a bit as we handed out candy to our neighborhood kids. I’m a little partial but I think Nora looked pretty stinking cute regardless of her mood. Hopefully next year we can walk to a few houses!
I promise to write more this week, specifically regarding naps, as I think I need some advice. I’m a few chapters into Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth, M.D., but honestly, the further into it I get, the more confused I become. Nighttime is not my concern, Nora goes to bed between 6:30 and 7pm, depending, sometimes even a tiny bit earlier if she’s overly tired from poor napping, and sleeps through the night. Napping is our issue. I can easily get her to sleep during the day, usually for three naps if I’m home and not out and about with her. But it’s keeping her to sleep during those naps that’s the issue. How can she sleep 12 hours at night but wake after 30 or 45 minutes for each nap?? This book says that a nap shorter than an hour doesn’t count… So according to this doctor, she’s basically not napping. Today she did sleep over an hour in the afternoon, but probably only because she skipped her second nap of the day and her first was barely 30 minutes. Oh, and she’s still in her rock n play, as she refuses to sleep in her adorable crib, which I really need to post pics of. At first I figured I ruined her for life, but then I considered the fact that I don’t know a single adult that sleeps in a rock n play. So we’re good. She’ll move to a bed at some point 🙂 More on napping later this week but I’m all ears if you have any advice!