The sound of peace and quite.
Ok so lets be honest, the washer is running as well as the monitor sitting on my desk, but that’s about as close to quiet as I get around here.
My hubby has been super busy this month with his holiday parties and even a couple of weddings so he is gone until late tonight. O and I had a busy day of a photoshoot, trashing my dear friends house, my OB appointment, shopping, dinner, and a visit with Grandma. She went to bed without a fight tonight which was music to my ears!
Lately sleeping is just tough. No other way to describe it. She goes through phases where she is a great sleeper/napper, and others where she just fights it to the death. She is my strong willed child that is for sure. Since she was itty bitty she has never liked to snuggle, she has always enjoyed sleeping by herself in her crib safe in her own room, little miss independent if you ask anyone who knows her. I have never been able to snuggle her or rock her to sleep, ever.
She has had periods where she will take 3 naps a day and still willingly go to sleep at her bedtime, which she made for herself at 7pm on the dot. Then she will have weeks/months where naps are non-existent and I have a serious zombie child walking around my house trapped in my daughters body. There is never any rhyme or reason to it really, just whenever she feels like it she changes her tune. The last couple of months have been especially challenging. Because she is SO active during the day, she has times where normally she would be napping, but instead she just flat out refuses no matter how much enticing we do. I have tried it all, crib, big girl bed, blankie, no blankie, lovie, no lovie, sippy of milk, no sippy, warm sippy of milk, cold sippy. Lights out, lights on, fan on, fan off, air/heat on, air/heat off, noise machine, no noise machine, etc etc. I have come to the conclusion that she just loves her momma so much she would rather spend every waking second with her rather than waste it sleeping. It sounds good anyway ;)
Today, she napped great. We kept her very busy in the morning and by 12:30 she was exhausted. She went down and slept for 2 hours and woke up as my energized, sweet girl. She had another busy afternoon and went down about 7:30 tonight and didnt make one. single. peep.
I am not getting my hopes up, I realize kids change all the time, but this is a major feat for her right now. I can only pray this routine continues and she is well rested because there is so much less whining and fussing around here when she is well rested.
So for now, I will sit here blogging, editing photos, eating milk bordeaux by the handful, and listen to the humming of the monitor and now dryer.