Friday, June 11, 2010

queen of hearts

i don't' know what's been going on with this gal lately, but she's been refusing to sleep.

she normally goes to bed anytime between 7-7:30 and wakes up around 8am.  naps for about two hours during the middle of the day.  

for the past week she has been up in her crib until about 11:00 each night.  11!  that makes for 4 hours of play time in the crib.  and i don't go in there because once i do, it sets off the wailing and gnashing of teeth, but i sure feel like a negligent mom leaving her in there.  she has books and stuffed animals to play with and she sounds like she's having a great time....

but why isn't she sleeping??

i looked up how much sleep a lady her age should be getting each night and before these past few days of dabbling in the night owl life she was right on target.  i tried keeping her up later, having her nap earlier in the day....nothing is working.

anyone have any idea what's going on?  anyone else have their 15 month old do the same thing?


The Johnson's said...

At one point we had to stop doing naps and doing just quite time on the couch for a while, then my girls went back into there regular sleep habits. It seems when they did this they were growing. Kids challenge us and don't think you being negligent Mom at all, I would do the same thing.

Fawn Becker said...

Hate to break it to you but it's called no more naps :) Kai did the same thing at this age.

Fawn Becker said...

I did order the catepillars....they arrived by mail & sat in the mailbox and died because it is too dang hot in Phx to have catepillars in a metal mailbox :( I am going to try again in the winter.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Oh girl - my kids stopped napping (or rather I stopped them from napping) around two cause otherwise they were up until 11pm everynight. BUT they didn't stay in their beds by themselves. Oh no.

But I am sure it is just a phase. Hold on. And hey - at least she is playing happily. :)