Our days of easy napping have taken a (hopefully temporary) vacation. Jones used to reach for his crib and wave “bye bye” to me as I blew him a kiss and closed the door. Now he waves “bye bye,” will play for 10 minutes, and then begins the rampage. At least a half-an-hour of crying, with me moving in and out of the room, giving him his paci, rubbing his back, giving him hugs.. before he drifts into sleep. Today, when the crying stopped, I went to check on him and he was sleeping so soundly that I moved his leg and he didn’t even notice — but his breathing was still that kind of sad whimpering after you’ve cried your heart out for a while. That scene always makes me second guess myself.
I learned that I have the good end of the deal — on days when Bryan puts him down and I’m out of the house, its likely that Jones won’t nap at all.. An hour of crying is our limit, so Bryan usually puts him in a stroller or baby packpack to do ‘afternoon’ stuff and Jones sometimes will fall asleep, sometimes not. He sleeps 12 hours at night (and on days when he doesn’t nap, 12+), but we still think he’s too young at 15 months to drop his one and only nap.