C’s Naps

C napping collage

Over the past few weeks, C’s been having problems sleeping.  My baby boy fell asleep in my arms a couple of times recently.  Before that, he hadn’t fallen asleep in my arms in over a year.

I didn’t have my feet up, so my legs and feet swelled from the pregnancy.  My arm fell asleep.  But gosh was he perfect to look at.

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Mr. Growth Spurt

C has been sleeping more than he’s been awake this week.  Yesterday, we had plans to go out to lunch with Hubster and some of his coworkers; but Mr. Growth Spurt had other plans.  He decided to take a 3-hour nap instead.  THREE HOURS.  This is so unlike him!

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5:30? 5:30??!!!

Apparently C has decided that instead of the more palatable wake-up time of 7 or 8, he would prefer to wake up at 5:30am.  FIVE THIRTY IN THE MORNING.  Naturally, he insists on continuing two night feedings, the second of which is typically between 3:30 and 4:30.  Thus, he leaves me with somewhat of a “cat nap” before getting up for the day.

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The Nap Trap

Every time C takes a nap in the afternoon, I never know how long he’s going to sleep.  The first things I get done are the essentials – pumping, washing bottles, laundry.  If he’s still sleeping, I check my email, Twitter, Facebook.  If he’s still sleeping, I start to think about the things I need to do that take more time – work, cleaning the counter, filing the stack of papers on the desk.  By the time I get to that point, I’m always afraid to get started on those projects.  I think he’ll wake up as soon as I begin.

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