Sleep. My ongoing saga with sleep. Will I ever stop talking about it?
Guppy seems to be in nap limbo right now. He is having trouble settling down for his third nap, which usually occurs around 4:30pm. When he skips this nap, he is miserable by 5:30. But I can't put him down for the night at 5:30. That is right in the middle of dinner and additionally, I think that would produce a 5 or 6am wake-up time (call me crazy, but I am more of a 7 or 8am kind of girl). So, I have the lovely task of keeping him up until 6:30 or 7:00pm. Pure torture.
On the days when he actually does take the third nap at 4:30pm, he can't seem to settle down and go to sleep at 8:00pm. His bedtime on those nights is closer to 9pm. Ugh. I'd rather have him go to bed around 7pm, so I have been trying to cut out the last nap and use Moxie's 2-3-4 schedule. The problem is that he doesn't take long naps, which results in a bedtime of 5 or 5:30pm if I follow that schedule, and that just isn't possible. This is just a phase and it will pass, but I feel like I am torturing the poor child by keeping him awake for so long.
Look at my BIG baby! I can't believe he is ready for just two naps a day. He is growing and changing so fast.