I should have known that once I typed the story of Evan's boot camp napping story that things would change...
We conquered this napping stuff. He was snoozing with the best of them. But then he decided to change it up. I have a feeling our family CEO will always be keeping me on our toes...
Here's the deal. Once last week he was eating silly and I knew it was because he was tired so I put him down to nap. Well, he didn't want to nap. After screaming for a while I thought to myself 'he didn't eat much. I bet he's still hungry.' Idiot. (I'm referring to myself as the idtiot just to be clear.) He did in fact eat, but somehow this started some kind of habit. You would have thought I put crack in the bottle or something (promise I didn't) because for the next several days he was hooked. He could pound down 7 ounces and go down for a nap 5 minutes later and he would SCREAM bloody murder until I fed him more. AHHHHH!!!!
I had a meltdown on Monday. Monday around here has been dubbed 'Meltdown Monday' by my significant other. Not good. That man is a saint to put up with me. I need to get it together. For Good. I gave in and kept feeding him. I just wanted him to stop crying and be quite. It was an addiction. I thought 'hey last time he screamed and wouldn't nap he wanted more to eat.' Idiot. I shouldn't have done it.
Well, we had several days of craptastic naps and extra feedings. You may think, who cares if the kid wants to eat a few more ounces before napping? When you have another baby who needs attention and/or needs to eat I don't have time to do double feedings.
I had to suck it up the last few days and let that baby cry. Wow, can he cry. He went for 30 minutes yesterday!! I checked on him with my nap boot camp routine. Today he only cried for 10. I hope we are back on track... It is so hard to watch tears run down his face and I feel awful, but I have to do it. It's for his good. Right? I keep telling myself that so I can stay strong.
I hope this is the last kink and he becomes a decent napper. Yup, I would settle for decent at this point. Just go to sleep man!!!
Anyone else have a similar experience? Do I have the worst napper in the world? Am I doing the right thing? WHY WON'T HIS MANUAL SHOW UP IN THE MAIL ALREADY!!!
I know why God made that baby extra cute...so I could put up with all of his little quirks.