Here is the abbreviated version of my disappointment that I haven't kept up with this blog in the way that I REALLY want to:
Damnit. It seems that when all is well and Yogi makes sense to me and I'm feeling Hey, Sure I Can Totally be a Mom, I don't slow down long enough for reflection. The moments when I want to write come when the pendulum swings violently in the other direction into What the Hell am I Doing?/This Blows territory and since I haven't recorded any of the happy stuff, I don't want to blah, blah, blah negativity. Once again, the answer is balance. Moderation. A little of this, a little of that. Isn't that always the answer? Yes, it is. Damnit.
So, on to my question for the Mommies.
When did your little person start taking actual naps? As in, not just grabbing winks wherever and whenever they can.
I'm asking this question bc I got this book through Paperbackswap.com and it has rocked my world. Some of the rocking liberating and some of it not so liberating.
The information that she shares related to infant cues (body movements, crying quality and rhythms) is already super useful. Due largely to the fact that the only direction we got from Dr. Wonderful was "Feed him when he's hungry", I have been focused only on feeding him for the last 8 weeks. This books' discussion of other cues (over-stimulation, tired, need for a change in scenery) has created a tremendous shift in my connection with Yogi. I feel like I'm actually HEARING him.
But.... she also says that from 1-18 months old, babies need 15-18 hours of sleep a day. Wha???? I have no idea how much sleep Yogi actually gets, but I can't imagine it is near this range. Thoughts?