Tuesday, June 26, 2007

No Sleep til' Brooklyn!

Fussy McFusserstein herself

So my wonderful sleeper, Stella, has decided not to nap anymore. I read this isn't too odd since there are so many exciting things going on which napping takes time away from, but it doesn't really make it any easier to deal with. She's full tilt walking now and only crawls when she wants to get somewhere she's not supposed to be really fast before I catch her. Yesterday morning, I asked if she was sleepy, she nodded, I asked if she wanted to go to sleep, she nodded, then I put her down and she wouldn't sleep. I tried twice more before we got kicked out of our house for a showing at 4:30, so we went to run errands. Got in the car and she was asleep about one stoplight past our house. Well, I wasn't about to wake her up, so I went to the drive-thru teller at the bank and then just parked in Walmart's parking lot to see how long she slept. She woke up at about 5:15, totally disoriented and grumpy. But at least she slept some.

Then this morning we went through the same routine. Sleepy? Yes. Want to go to sleep? Yes. Okay. Put her in her crib and she was wailing within five minutes. So I eventually got her up. Then tried again after lunch when she FELL ASLEEP WHILE EATING in her highchair, but nope, not going to do it. Then I tried again a little while ago and either she finally fell asleep or she was intrigued enough by the books I left in her crib to be entertained for a while and quiet. I cannot believe this. I also have really bad allergies, so I feel awful, and I really needed her to nap so I could nap myself. Of course, she feels awful too, she's completely full of snot, so I can't be too hard on her.

Speaking of snot, Sunday morning Stella sneezed and this giant long piece of mucus was hanging from her nose. It was probably 3 or 4 inches long. I put my hand under it while I frantically ran to get a tissue. But it slid off, down my leg and plopped onto the floor. It was so disgusting. I'm just glad I hadn't taken a shower yet. I tell you, sometimes I agree with Mindy that snot is worse than poop.


Jooley Ann said...

Aw! That photo is precious. :)

Sorry to hear about the no-nap wunderkind. Maybe she'll sort things out and settle back into one nap...eventually? I have no clue. These kinds of posts scare me a little, since JoJo is only about 6 months behind Stella....

Mindy said...

OMG, snot trails! Are you kidding me? I would have been screaming! Late as it is, I'll probably have snotmares tonight!

You have to stay strong for me re: nap time. Oli just went from 2 naps to 1 and I'm barely hanging on.

Kelli in the Mirror said...

It's amazing how much older she looks in that picture. I almost didn't recognize her.

And yeah, snot. When I was pregnant and doing daycare, I never threw up while changing a diaper, but I did while wiping a nose once.