Guppy. What am I going to do with that little stinker? He is always mixing things up in the sleep department.
In the past month, Guppy has transitioned from 2 naps per day to 1 nap per day. Prior to this transition, he was taking 2 ninety minute naps. But then he started refusing the second nap, and he was getting super cranky by the end of the day. After a few weeks of trying desperately to get him to take his afternoon nap, I gave up. I decided to start putting him down for 1 nap around noon instead.
At first, everything was wonderful. He went straight to sleep, and most days he was out for about 2 hours. But then he started waking up after a mere hour. And now he is taking 1 thirty minute nap per day. I just can't figure it out. He wakes up at exactly the 30 minute mark and will not go back to sleep - trust me. I have tried ignoring him. He will literally scream his head off for an entire hour. But when I finally get him out of bed, he is happy as a clam. He'll play the rest of the day with nary a peep. He actually seems well-rested, which is just bizarre.
This 30 minute nap business isn't new to us. From the time Guppy was 2 months old until he was about 6 months old, he would only sleep for 30 minutes per nap. It was exhausting. And during that time, he always seemed well-rested and happy. I am not sure if it is just some weird developmental stage or what, but I desperately wish that he would give his mama a little break.