Wednesday, February 19, 2014


After I wrote yesterday's post about Ayden liking to stay clean, he decided to reassure me today. He did his own finger painting after spilling some milk at breakfast:

And walked in lots of mud on our walk. 

We also snuck in a swim at the Y before coming home for our afternoon routine. 

It's dance teaching day for me so that consisted of lunch, nap and time at the studio.

Now that I am in the second trimester (13 weeks today!), Iam trying out something new. I've tried going a day here and there without napping to see how I do and have ended up pretty tired every time. I am wondering if I need to readjust to not taking naps (kind of like you adjust to exhaustion after having a new baby which takes time). I'm going to try to go the rest of the week without napping to see if my body will adjust.  I did it today and am pretty tired as I type this but made it through our day pretty well. As nice as naps are, I am really missing that quiet mid-day break time that his nap brings when I stay awake. I also miss how productive I can be during that time if I need to be.   When I take a nap when he does, it helps me feel more rested but also makes me feel like I've been constantly "working" by the end of the day since I am not aware of my break while I'm napping. If I am completely exhausted I'll listen to my body and nap but I am going to see if I can work back up to having energy without a nap. Maybe going to bed early during the transition period will be a good idea. We'll see how my little experiment turns out!

Have you ever had to wean yourself off of naps? What was your strategy?


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  1. I always exercise when I am tired and I don't want to take a nap. It helped when I was pregnant and it still helps today. I am not sure if you play video games, but Xbox 360 Kinect has a great game called Kinect sports and you can play boxing, bowling, tennis, etc. I love the boxing game because you can compete against players online, and it's a fantastic workout. My 22 month old loves the bowling game and she likes to try to play.

    1. That is a great idea! We have a Wii with some exercise games but we haven't hooked it up since our move (we are missing a necessary cable I think?). Maybe it's time!! :)

  2. I took a nap on Sunday for the first time in a while and wondered why I felt like I didn't have a productive weekend and I think it was the nap! I didn't even feel particularly rested after either. It showed me that unless I really need a nap, I'd rather do things that I can't do when my crazy toddler is running around!