Friday, February 03, 2012

naps and some pictures

Over the weekend David and I took a drive to La Jolla in the hopes that William would take a nap in the car so we could drive around (one of our favorite pastimes). He's slowly been giving them up, as hard as I try, and it makes me really sad. I read in HSHC that kids should take naps until at least 3 and he's not even halfway through 2. I would still like him to some days when he's being particularly ornery but generally he seems to be doing just fine. He sleeps really well during the night (from 7:30 - 7:30 or so) and doesn't seem to need a nap at all. I'm the one who's struggling! Nap time was precious time! Time to take a nap myself or do computer work uninterrupted or watch Downton Abbey or something else really selfish . . . but no more! My one consolation is that he will still have "quiet time" where he'll lay on the couch and watch a movie or just read books. It gives us both a little rest. We recently switched him out of the crib and into a "big boy" bed and since then he's been sleeping really great and taking 3 hours naps. I'm not counting that as "the norm" yet though since it's been less than a week. Fingers crossed that the trend continues!

Anyway, our plan for a little car nap didn't work out but we did get a few fun pictures at the temple.
I'm happy to report I finally have a pregnancy picture. I'm so bad at documenting my pregnancies! Here's me at 30 weeks.


  1. oh you darling mamma :) love your belly shot! :)

  2. I've been hoping you'd post one-you look great! Meant to be a mother!

  3. Hallie stopped taking naps at 2 1/2, much to my dismay. It was kind of a hard transition. More so for me, i think. I could tell she still needed a nap, especially since sometimes she'd fall asleep in the car and would get cranky in the afternoon. I would try to get her to lay down, but eventually decided it wasn't worth the fight. I was pretty bummed I didn't get my 2 1/2-3 hour break anymore! Eventually you'll get used to it and figure out other ways to get things done and have your me time.

  4. you look beautiful; i love the fish tail and the cardigan.

  5. Hey Liz, my daughter who is close to William's age recently stopped napping and it has not been fun. I just discovered in the last couple of days that she just needed to have naptime earlier. I was putting her to bed around 1:30 or 2:00, and she would just scream (happily) for 2 hours. But yesterday I put her to bed at noon, and today at 11:15, and both days she has slept beautifully. Maybe you already tried this, or maybe it's not an issue anymore now that he's in a big bed, but thought I'd pass it along. Good luck!


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